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Analytics Associate

  • Do you think working for a start-up is intriguing?
  • Is solving challenging problems in a fast-paced environment exciting to you?
  • Do you like wearing multiple (proverbial) hats?
  • Do you know the third, fourth and fifth decimal place for ?
  • Are you comfortable working with large and complex datasets?
  • If you answered “YES” to the above questions, read on …

159 Solutions was founded to solve a key gap among analytics providers – lack of business context. Unlike larger firms that provide limited engagement of senior members, we model our teams such that our partners are actually staffed on projects to provide a sounding board for our clients to discuss everyday problems.

We are looking for associates to begin their career in our India office. Contact us if you are excited to take on the challenge of using complex data to solve critical business problems. Our associates work with associate consultants or consultants to conduct analysis using disparate data sources to support sales and marketing decisions. Associates will be responsible for pieces of analyses under the direction of associate consultants or consultants

 

Job description:

Associates will have the opportunity to leverage a wide variety of skills:

  • Process large-scale healthcare datasets using SAS, R, SQL, other database management tools
  • Develop advanced statistical models that relate promotion and product sales
  • Learn to build simulation models to assess the effects of sales and marketing programs based on different permutation / combinations
  • Assist with preparation of data for conducting exploratory and predictive analytics (CART, ridge regression, SVM, etc.)
  • Assist with creation of PowerPoint slides and online visualization (e.g. highcharts, Qlik, etc.) to communicate simple analysis
  • Advance analytics knowledgebase and continuously learn new technologies in the analytics space

 

Responsibilities:

The position is expected to work at least 40 hours per week, and distribute work as per the tasks assigned. Here’s an approximate breakout of time spent on different tasks:

  • Processing data and building integrated datasets for analysis: 50%
  • Building advanced statistical models: 25%
  • Preparing simple slides to communicate analysis results: 10%
  • Advancing analytics knowledge and training: 15%

Consulting is a fast-paced environment, and the candidate will be open to learning new skills quickly and deliver work under tight timelines. Associates needs to be flexible working on multiple projects at one time as needed. The position will be responsible for delivering high quality work under associate consultant or consultant supervision.

Qualifications:

159 solutions seeks candidates with strong programming, database management, and statistics and mathematics background. We welcome candidates with at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, business analytics, engineering, or related quantitative disciplines:

  • One+ years of experience in quantitative analysis
  • Strong skills in manipulation of large complex data sets
  • Ability to quickly learn the basics of healthcare and using proprietary data sets
  • High motivation, strong work-ethic and positive attitude while working under tight timelines
  • Strong attention to detail, and focus on quality
  • Dedication to continuous learning
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