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Data Science Consultant/ML (Bengaluru, India)

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.

ZS’s India Capability & Expertise Center (CEC) houses more than 60% of ZS people across three offices in New Delhi, Pune and Bengaluru. Our teams work with colleagues across North America, Europe and East Asia to create and deliver real world solutions to the clients who drive our business. The CEC maintains standards of analytical, operational and technological excellence across our capability groups. Together, our collective knowledge enables each ZS team to deliver superior results to our clients.


ZS's Business Consulting group partners with clients to design and deliver solutions to help them tackle a broad range of business challenges. Our teams work on multiple projects simultaneously, leveraging advanced data analytics and problem-solving techniques. Our recommendations and solutions are based on rigorous research and analysis underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership.    


Data Science Consultants (DSCs) design, develop and execute high-impact analytics solutions for large, complex, structured and unstructured data sets (including big data) to help clients make better fact-based decisions.

ZS pioneers in sales force and marketing analytics – applying optimization techniques to sales force and marketing investment problems. We have grown significantly and are now recognized global leaders in sales and marketing consulting.

A key enabler of our services is leveraging data in delivering client solutions. The data available about customers is getting richer and the problems that our customers are trying to answer continue to evolve. In our endeavor to stay ahead in providing solutions to these evolving complex problems, ZS has set up an Advanced Data Science which has three major focus areas:

  • Research the evolving datasets and advanced analytical techniques to develop new offerings/solutions
  • Deliver client impact by collaboratively implementing these solutions
  • Provide thought leadership by developing the ZS Point of View in this space

The Engineering Data Scientist will play a critical rolein developing and improve machine learning and deep learning systems, running machine learning tests and experiments & productionize ML algorithms that enables machine in taking appropriate actions.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Managing & deploying AI/ML solution(s) / product(s) in production environment
  • Refine and improve algorithms to enhance code modularity and efficiency
  • Developing frameworks for model monitoring and management
  • Defining validation strategies in deployment environment
  • Understanding business objectives and developing models that help to achieve them, along with metrics to track their progress
  • Managing available resources such as hardware, data, and personnel so that deadlines are met
  • Defining data quality control strategies
  • Supervising the data acquisition process if more data is needed. Verifying data quality, and/or ensuring it via data cleaning
  • Defining data augmentation pipelines
  • Training models and tuning their hyperparameters.
  • Model diagnostics and designing strategies to minimize model errors
  • Collaborating with clients and cross functional teams to develop & deploy the data science solutions effectively & communicate the analysis findings
  • Providing guidance and project management support to the Associates and/or Associate Consultants on the team

Client impact

Key Competencies

  • Hands on knowledge of deep learning framework such as TensorFlow, Pytorch is required
  • Proficiency with Python and basic libraries for machine learning such as scikit-learn and pandas is a must
  • Expertise in visualizing and manipulating big datasets
  • Familiarity with Linux OS
  • Ability to select hardware to run an ML model with the required latency
  • Hands on working experience in big data technologies such Hadoop, Spark, Kubernetes, & Cloud Ecosystem is required
  • Proficiency in developing APIs & dockerization of AI/ML pipeline
  • Experience in using CI/CD tools
  • Excellent communication skills

Research & firm contribution

  • Evaluating emerging datasets and technologies that may contribute to our analytical platform
  • Owning the development of select assets/accelerators for efficient scaling of capability
  • Contributing to the thought leadership of the firm by helping in researching the evolving topics and publishing them


  • BE/ BTech / BS (stats) from Tier-1 institute would be required.
  • PhD in Computer Science (OR Statistics) / MTech / MS from a premier institute would be highly preferred

Approach to work

  • Research focused mindset with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills; ability to devise a structure for solving unstructured problems / for conducting exploratory analytics
  • High motivation, good work ethic and maturity


ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable. 
Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.
ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, plus an attractive benefits package.


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