KPMG Associate, Data Scientist - Optimization in Knoxville, Tennessee
Business Title: Associate, Data Scientist - Optimization
Requisition Number: 67701
Function: Business Support Services
Area of Interest: Data Analytics
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KPMG is currently seeking an Associate, Data Scientist - Optimization, to join our Advanced Data and Analytics Organization.
Apply various discrete optimization techniques to generate solutions to large-scale optimization problems for KPMG clients, such as resource planning, scheduling, facility location, and network optimization; techniques may include integer programming including commercial solvers, event simulation, dynamic programming, local heuristics, metaheuristics, and more
Develop predictive models using machine learning, natural language, and statistical analysis methods such as classification, time-series analysis, regression, statistical inference, and validation tools; perform exploratory data analyses, generate and test working hypotheses, prepare and analyze historical data, and identify patterns
Work directly with KPMG clients and stakeholders to present and explain the key techniques and major results generated using non-technical language; understand client feedback and be able to accommodate it into model through programming
Come up with innovative, repeatable, business use cases for real world optimization techniques, and quickly develop prototypes to test these use cases
Utilize a diverse array of technologies and tools as needed, to deliver insights, such as R, SAS, Python, Tableau, and more
Master's Degree in Operations Research, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, or related field from an accredited college or university
Some experience utilizing a strong mathematical background with advanced knowledge in one or more of the following fields: discrete optimization, integer programming (including commercial optimization solvers), discrete-event simulation, dynamic programming, local search heuristics, genetic algorithms, or other metaheuristics
Proficiency in data analysis packages (e.g. R, SAS, Matlab), programming languages (e.g. Java, Python, Ruby) as well as the ability to implement, maintain, debug and test; experience in commercial optimization solvers (e.g. CPLEX, Gurobi, Xpress) preferred
Experience in software development, ideally as part of a team using version control systems such as Git or SVN
Ability to work with team members and clients to assess needs, provide assistance, and resolve problems, using excellent problem-solving skills, verbal/written communication, and the ability to present and explain technical concepts to business audiences
Ability to 20 - 50% with the possibility of up to 80%
KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex/gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability, pregnancy, veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, or other legally protected status. KPMG maintains a drug-free workplace. KPMG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state or federal law (including San Francisco Ordinance number 131192). No phone calls or agencies please.