We are seeking strong candidates with advanced analytics backgrounds to fill positions in data science consulting. We recruit directly from universities for candidates with advanced degrees in data science. We also recruit professionals with experience managing analytics teams at leading corporations or at analytics services firms.
BCG Gamma offers a unique opportunity to join a team of world-class data scientists applying the most advanced analytics techniques in a rewarding environment.
European Recruiting Manager
The primary responsibilities of an analytics associate involve research and advanced analytics. An analytics associate is responsible for gathering and analyzing complex data assets, exploratory analysis and statistics, modeling and algorithm design, identifying insights, and building strong analytics solutions.
Requirements: master's degree, as well as a related internship or one to two years of related industry experience
As a data scientist or senior data scientist, you design and build analytics solutions for our clients when data and analytics are at the heart of the question. The team interaction centers on the use of statistical programs and other tools to conduct intensive analysis of objective data and open discussion, complemented by objective research into the competitive environment.
Requirements: advanced degree and master's degree with three to six years of relevant industry experience
Lead and principal data scientists work closely with BCG partners do drive our company's growth. They are expected to be recognized experts in data science and to manage teams of data scientists in order to build innovative new products and analytics solutions. Lead and principal data scientists also take a larger and more proactive role in shaping the strategy of BCG Gamma—and of BCG overall. Additionally, they are responsible for a large portion of client relationship management for the analytics effort.
Requirements: advanced degree or master’s degree with seven to ten years of relevant industry work experience providing advanced analytics solutions
Below you will find some frequently asked questions from Gamma candidates looking to apply to BCG.
We seek strong candidates with advanced analytics experience and academic backgrounds in a field linked to computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, machine learning, or other related fields. Excellent academic credentials are a necessary, but not sufficient, requirement. You should also demonstrate industry experience in areas related to predictive analytics, machine learning, optimization and operations, or risk.
Our Gamma consultants, along with their generalist consulting peers, start with entry-level trainings. Additionally, they are supported in their ongoing development in specific technical areas, with targeted training sessions at every step of their career.
BCG Gamma provides many opportunities for consultants at different levels of seniority to work abroad on a particular case or to work in one of our Gamma hubs for an extended period.
You’ll receive continuous informal feedback, as well as formal feedback at the end of each project at minimum—and from your career development advisor at various points each year. All individuals will be evaluated on a number of factors important to their development, including analytics, presentation style, conceptual ability, interpersonal skills, motivation, initiative, organization, communication skills, team skills, and overall integrity.
Gamma consultant roles and generalist consultant roles align in many ways; the main difference is the focus on data science topics within Gamma versus a broad range of topics within generalist consulting.
Our internship program is a chance for you to learn about BCG Gamma and for us to learn more about you. Our internships are generally two to three months in duration, but can vary from a few weeks to six months, depending on the role and location.
If selected, you’ll participate in a series of interviews with Gamma and generalist consultants. These interviews will include a data science test and a case study. Learn more about case study interviews and how you can prepare for them.
Expect to travel as a Gamma consultant—whether working with clients, interviewing their customers, collaborating with colleagues, or attending training sessions. If you don’t like to travel, consulting work probably isn’t for you.
There is no “typical” travel schedule; needs vary depending on the project to which you are assigned and your role. When a consultant is required to travel, three- to four-day trips are common, with Fridays back at the home office.