Managing Data Scientist/ML Engineer

The role

We’re looking for a Data Science lead that relishes understanding the latest advanced analytics and machine learning then converting those technologies into effective solutions that help to measurably build a client’s business. We are looking for someone who’s eager to roll up their sleeves with clients then take ideas and run with them.

The Data Science & AI group at PA Consulting is your dream community. As part of the fastest growing innovation practice within PA Consulting, you will work with the latest advanced analytics, machine learning, and big data technologies to generate actionable insights from data and develop innovative data products. We focus on Life Science, Healthcare, Energy & Utilities and CPG sectors and work with various data sets, from social media to public health data. Our domain focus is broad and covers everything from computer vision and NLP, recommender engines, classification and clustering algorithms, linear programming and optimization

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Work in collaborative environment with global teams to drive client engagements in PA Consulting key industries:  Life Science, Healthcare, E&U, CPG
  • Provide data-driven recommendations to clients by clearly articulating complex technical concepts through generation and delivery of presentations.
  • Analyze and model both structured and unstructured data from a number of distributed client and publicly available sources.
  • Quickly understand client needs, develop solutions, and articulate findings to client executives.
  • Perform exploratory data analysis and feature engineering to both inform the development of statistical models and generate improve model performance and flexibility.
  • Design and build scalable machine learning models to meet the needs of given client engagement.

What we're looking for

  • 7+ years professional work experience as a data scientist or machine learning engineer
  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills
  • Exemplary communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation
  • The ability to successfully manage client expectations and relationships
  • Entrepreneurial, with creative thinking skills
  • Experience working with database systems (e.g. SQL, NoSQL, MongoDB, Postgres, ect.)
  • Experience working with big data distributed programming languages, and ecosystems (e.g. S3, EC2, Hadoop/MapReduce, Pig, Hive, Spark, etc)
  • Experience building scalable data pipelines and with data engineering/ feature engineering.
  • Webscraping leveraging Beautifulsoup, Selenium, Scrapy, etc
  • Experience with front end (UI), HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, R Shiny, Tableau
  • Excellent team-oriented and interpersonal skills.

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

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We all work best when we feel valued, supported and life feels balanced, so we got the folks who actually work here to design our benefits.

Looking after you and yours

Flexible healthcare plans just for you or your family. Depending on your office location, we offer a range of benefits including dental, eye tests, gym discounts, Cycle to Work, and more.

Finding work/life balance

Now, more than ever, we’re big on flexible working. Whatever the situation at the time, we’ll have an open discussion about what works for you. We’ve also enhanced our parental leave, so you can make more time for what really matters.

Taking a break

Because there’s more to life than just work… All our office locations have competitive annual leave allowances. You can also buy up to five extra days per year.

Personal growth

Learning never stops – it feeds the mind, expands our skills, and strengthens our team. We offer a range of ongoing internal and external training programmes covering everything you'll need to feed and grow your career ambitions.

Planning for the future

Don't worry, we offer all the sensible stuff, including a pension, life assurance, income protection schemes, and PA shares.

Giving back

Take advantage of our great Give as You Earn scheme, or why not volunteer up to three days a year for a charity close to your heart?

A home for everyone

Whether just starting out, or a practised hand, we have active and firm-wide support communities in place to help everyone get the support they need.

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Going further afield

With offices in countries across the globe, as a firm, we’re able to relocate folks who want to move – whether temporarily or permanently. Your starting location doesn’t have to be forever, as your career takes off.


The base office for this role is Boston, United States. However, you may sometimes be required to work onsite at client offices, too. You can find out more about our offices and remote working approach on our Locations page.