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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Practice Lead - Big Data Job Opening in Gurgaon

Company: AbsolutData

Location: Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

Founded in 2001, AbsolutData is an award winning global consulting oriented analytics firm, headquartered in San Francisco, with a global delivery model. We help clients take data-driven decisions, which make them more successful and profitable.
AbsolutData currently partners with more than 15 leading fortune 500 financial services, consumer packaged goods, retail and technology companies globally and was rated as one of the fastest growing research and analytics firm by Inc. 500 & Deloitte and was selected as one of the Top 10 companies in outsourcing marketing services by IAOP.
AbsolutData services are differentiated and provide significant incremental value to our clients by helping them tackle big data challenges, optimize marketing spends, increase campaign ROI and marketing effectiveness, create better customer satisfaction and retention, execute effective targeted marketing, understand and influence consumer behavior, predict future trends, create additional sales opportunities with existing customers, and optimize business results.
Position Summary
Lead & develop Big Data Solutions practice at AbsolutData.  This position will set the Big Data roadmap and build supporting infrastructure and team to provide Big Data services to our clients. The person should be a advanced data science thinker, team leader, doer and expert who loves to dive into new and different problems, push the boundaries of innovation, and rapidly design, build and help implement machine learning and knowledge discovery solutions. Ideal candidate enjoys learning new contexts and areas of applications to help clients across industries and functions build ROI positive solutions. Creative thinking, problem solving and on-your-feet dot-connecting is very important.
Key responsibilities:
Big Data Team Growth
  • Lead the Big Data Practice Group responsible for shaping and delivering the analytics and insight needed to drive Big Data programs across multiple clients & projects
  • Work closely with the Sr. management in developing and implementing the company strategic plans for Big Data
  • Build team and lead team members, including personal development and set work direction
Big Data Architecture
  • Integrate and explore different  tools and languages to leverage the power of Big Data
  • Provide thought leadership in application areas of Big Data, from Hadoop applications to providing end-to-end solutions to clients regarding their Big Data infrastructure  development
  • Manage and grow Big Data architecture for AbsolutData
Big Data Analytics
  • Building solutions that will be applied in real time contexts, such as recommendation engines, classification and typing systems, and process management applications – using machine learning tools, near-AI processes, statistics, scripting and data integration
  • Responsible for managing & developing existing and/or new client relationships in the work area
Desired Candidate Profile

Experience and skills
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in analytics/Technology domain with 4+ years of working on Big Data technology Knowledge of the standard Hadoop/MongoDB/Aster/HDFS/MapR/Hive/Pig tools
  • Excellent SQL experience; comfortable using various data access tools.
  • Proven ability to effectively integrate data platforms into a cohesive marketing and data strategy.
  • Experience with data analytics in the cloud
  • Familiarity with BI platforms such as Tableau and Qlikview
  • Past experience of growing and building a team within an organization
  • Familiar with parallel and distributed approaches to data analytics and text mining
  • Prior experience in data mining, real-time, adaptive, probabilistic machine learning, predictive analysis, SVM, and some knowledge in NLP and text mining using Big Data
  • Experience with most of the following machine learning algorithms, methods, and techniques:

  1. Bayesian inference (MAP, MLE, EM, MCMC, etc.)
  2. Random forest and other decision-tree algorithms
  3. Social graphs, graph theory, graph theoretic inference
  4. Familiarity with MATLAB, Mathematica, R, Juli, or another scientific computing language
  5. Experience working with Mahout, Weka, scikit-learn, mlpy, MALLET, GSL, or other third-party machine learning tools and platforms
  • Extensive analytical toolset including an advanced understanding of statistics (time series analysis, cluster analysis, multivariate analysis), discrete simulation, linear and nonlinear optimization.
  • Experience in providing customized solutions to clients across different analytical and software offerings
  • Experience in working/implementing cloud technology and Big Data tools
  • Developing applications using Big Data to provide analytical solutions
  • High level of responsibility and ownership
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical, presentation and planning skills
  • Effective Leader who can connect with team members and stakeholders with ease
  • Ability to work under pressure and make decisions independently
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks; strong organizational skills
  • Experience in working with US / international clients
  • Master degree or above in engineering or Quantitative discipline / MBA preferred from a reputed institute

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