Senior Data Scientist

Bain and Company
5 - 10 yrs exp
5 - 10 yrs exp
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Company Overview

Bain & Company is one of the world's best companies to work for (voted No. 1 on Glassdoor for 2017). Since our radical beginnings as a challenger of the status quo, our formula for success has been simple—create a high-impact, supportive culture where immensely talented people are encouraged to be brilliant at what they do.

We pride ourselves on hiring the best of the best – we look for people who want to do great things; the learning curve is steep, and the exposure is energizing. Our global offices share a diverse, informal environment where you’ll feel at home, regardless of the city you’re in and you’ll work alongside some of the top people in their field.

Advanced Analytics Group Team

Our Advanced Analytics Group is a team of experts in data science, engineering, marketing science, operations research and primary research. You will work alongside Bain’s consulting teams to provide high quality results for our clients, some of the most successful and pioneering businesses in the world.

Position Summary You should have previous experience working on globally distributed teams. We do not expect you to always know the answer, but you should be able to communicate with your fellow Bain data scientists across the globe. Primary responsibilities gathering requirements, sourcing data, managing client relationships, and communicating results.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Provide data science services to Bain case teams and clients worldwide. You will work with case teams to assess client demands and suggest data science methods that provide practical, value-added answers to the client and case teams.
  • Develop solutions that bring critical insights to wide scale of different problems such as targeting customers and segmenting markets, product design, marketing optimization, demand forecasting and brand valuation, profit and price analyses, and fraud detection.
  • Develop, prototype and test machine learning algorithms on data sets that can range from a few data points to billions.
  • Apply machine learning and statistical techniques including regression models, decision trees, random forests, gradient boosting, support vector machines, clustering and topic models.
  • Prepare various sources of data using data wrangling methods in Python, R and SQL, leveraging infrastructure including Cloud computing solutions and relational database enviroments
  • Keep abreast of new and current statistical methodologies, machine learning and data wrangling techniques.
  • Where appropriate, train other team members to support the use of data analytics tools and to expand the use of machine learning within Bain
  • Combine domain expertise to perform feature engineering


  • 7+ years of experience with data science and statistical analysis in a professional services environment
  • A Masters’ Degree is a plus
  • Strong background in Statistics and Mathematics
  • Proficiency in SQL is required, and familiarity with NoSQL data stores is a plus
  • Proficiency with data wrangling, visualization and modeling in either R or Python is required
  • Experience with explaining and performing a variety of data science and machine learning techniques
  • Examples of domain expertise in which we are interested is: predictive modeling, churn analysis, time series forecasting, computer vision, text mining, recommender systems, market basket analysis, segmentation, graph analytics, natural language processing and text analytics
  • Experience with dashboard and reporting tools such as Tableau and Qlik
  • Experience with deep learning tools such as Keras, TensorFlow or Theano is a plus.
  • Experience with distributed computing frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark is a plus
  • Experience with Git and modern software development workflow is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are a must.
  • Ability to explain and discuss mathematical and machine learning technicalities to a business audience.
  • Must thrive in a fast paced environment and be able to work independently
  • Travel required
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About Bain and Company

Bain & Company could be an opportunity to work at a global company that recently earned 1st place in Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work for in 2019. Bain has built a strong reputation for recruiting the best talent, developing their skills and providing an inclusive culture where everyone can truly flourish.

Bain & Company is the management consulting firm that the world's business leaders come to when they want results. Bain advises clients on strategy, operations, information technology, organization, private equity, digital transformation and strategy, and mergers and acquisition, developing practical insights that clients act on and transferring skills that make change stick. The firm aligns its incentives with clients by linking its fees to their results. Bain clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. Founded in 1973, Bain has 57 offices in 36 countries, and its deep expertise and client roster cross every industry and economic sector. For more information visit:

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