KPMG Associate, Advanced Analytics Modeler in Irvine, California

Associate, Advanced Analytics Modeler

Irvine, California

Requisition #: 34102

Practice Area: Business Support Services

Location: Irvine, CA; Santa Clara, CA; Seattle, WA

Innovate. Collaborate. Shine. Lighthouse — KPMG's Center of Excellence for Advanced Analytics — has both applied data science, AI, and big data architecture capabilities. Here, you’ll work with a diverse team of sophisticated data and analytics professionals to explore the solutions for clients in a platform-diverse environment. This means your ability to find answers is limited only by your creativity in leveraging a vast array of techniques and tools. Be a part of a high-energy, diverse, fast-paced, and innovative culture that delivers with the agility of a tech startup and the backing of a leading global consulting firm. For you, that translates into the chance to work on a wide range of projects — covering technologies and solutions from AI to optimization — and the power to have a real impact in the business world. So, bring your creativity and pioneering spirit to KPMG Lighthouse.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate to join our- Center of Excellence for Advanced Analytics.

Responsibilities:

  • Help bridge the gap between technical modeling needs (i.e., data science) and business issues skewing toward data science, but also bring big data engineering capabilities playing an important utility role helping to manage overall solutions

  • Assess, capture, and translate complex business issues and requirements into structured analytics use case, including rapid learning of industry/domain/client dynamics and development of effective work stream plans while managing KPMG resources to drive engagements to successful closure

  • Research and communicate sector or process-specific data and D&A solution design requirements, including building such design requirements into targeted visualizations

  • Build analytics solution modeling logic within a variety of analytics tools and on a variety of big data platforms as required by the client, creating robust documentation of solutions and underlying design decisions

  • Deliver client project modeling work stream through direct ownership of data integration, validation, mining, and modeling, as well as client communication deliverables

  • Utilize a hypothesis-driven problem-solving approach to design, construct, and rapidly test/iterate exploratory models that will reveal insight and opportunities for the client

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year of data analytics experience within a professional services firm, an internal strategy/analytics group, or similar environment with previous experience in strategy and/or analytics consulting highly preferred

  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college in a Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering or a related field with a focus on analytics with working knowledge of modelling (regression, machine learning, feature selection, dimension reduction, validation), data (extracting, preparing, munging, validating), and building analytics pipelines

  • Proficiency with sophisticated analytics tools and programming languages such as SAS, R, Python, Alteryx, SQL, working independently with minimal supervision as well as collaborating effectively as part of a team

  • Strong communication skills, able to explain technical concepts to business audiences, and explain business concepts to technical resources across both client and KPMG teams

  • Demonstrated ability of understanding engagement objective, to include an understanding of the clients' business problem and how the engagement helps address it; knowledge of or strong aptitude for understanding business, operational, process, delivery and revenue models

  • Ability to travel up to eighty percent of the time

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, personal appearance, family responsibility, matriculation or political affiliation, 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.

Our Benefits

Health

KPMG offers a range of medical insurance options to meet your needs as well as prescription drug coverage, health care flexible spending accounts, and dependent day care flexible spending accounts.

Personal Time Off (PTO)

Up to 30 PTO Days per year (depending on job classification/level/years of service).

Financial

  • 401(k) and Pension Plans

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Mortgage Assistance Program

  • HomeBenefits@Work Program

  • Hyatt Legal Plan

  • Benefits vary by employment status.