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.
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.
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:
Bayesian inference (MAP, MLE, EM, MCMC, etc.)
Random forest and other decision-tree algorithms
Social graphs, graph theory, graph theoretic inference
Familiarity with MATLAB, Mathematica, R, Juli, or another scientific computing language
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