Talent Analytics, Data Scientist Consultant at EY

at EY
Published October 26, 2022
Location London, United Kingdom
Category Data Science  
Job Type Full-time  


At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.
The opportunity
The Data Scientist will be responsible for structuring the research question, determining the best analytical approach, conducting analyses, identifying business-relevant insights, and creating a compelling story to be communicated to key stakeholders and talent executive leadership. The person will have expertise in data science, with a strong focus on techniques related to text analytics, clustering, time series analysis, multivariate regression, basic predictive modelling, and significance testing.
Your Key ResponsibilitiesEssential Functions of the Job:

  • Utilize data science to conduct research on business topics relevant for digital insights team. Use quantitative and qualitative methods to identify new insights on important issues for digital talent team and wider Talent & SL functional teams.
  • Identify creative approaches to answer research questions. Use your understanding of what is possible with data science to brainstorm creative analytical solutions to test.
  • Rapidly test potential approaches. Stand-up simple analyses to demonstrate what’s possible and test feasibility.
  • Co-develop research plan. Work closely with other Digital team members and business stakeholders to help shape the research approach and potential output.
  • Collect and clean data. Identify relevant data sources (internal and external) and program or leverage existing tools to acquire the data (e.g. SQL, APIs, scrapers, etc.) and test quality.
  • Continuous improvement and creation of predictive modelling taking new levers and environmental factors into account.
  • Work on strategic and operational workforce planning modelling to enable short-term and long-term planning looking at the impact of offshore, automation, and skills while optimising the cost model.
  • Generate innovative analytical ideas by staying up to date on latest tools and methodologies.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on key domain-related topics such as advanced excel, SQL, machine learning, natural language processing, text sentiment analysis, mathematics, statistics etc.
  • Enable the best-fit implementation approach leveraging the core and evolving skills in the domain of data analytics, e.g., machine learning, natural language processing, text sentiment analysis.
  • Champion the value of analytics and data-driven approach across Talent and provide thought leadership as required on the complete cycle of talent analytics.
  • Design data & insights model to cater to data visualization and be accountable for provision of advanced and predictive analytics to deliver robust analyses and support the delivery of insights to the Talent Executive teams.
  • Perform analyses. Independently conduct rigorous statistical analyses in Python or R. Most research projects will utilize quantitative modelling, statistics, or machine learning (especially text analytics).
  • Identify insights and communicate findings. Create a compelling story that articulates key insights to non-technical audiences through PowerPoint and/or Business Intelligence Platforms (e.g. PowerBI)
  • Due to global nature of the role; travel and willingness to work alternative hours will be required

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

  • Uses scientific methods and technologies to analyse data, develop models and deliver solutions to the business.
  • Data modeling and Management, integration and manipulation of large disparate datasets (i.e. structured, semi-structured or unstructured)
  • Translate complex analytical results into actionable recommendations.

Supervision Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Leads across the Digital and wider Talent Functions to ensure the provision of services that support business and functional delivery.
  • Develop digital capabilities, define key digital competencies for the team, and ensure provision of learning to advance skills
  • Independently maintain and leverage (when appropriate) an internal network, including effective partnerships with senior stakeholders, across EY practices / functions that will enable personal effectiveness in the position.

Skills And Attributes For SuccessTo qualify for the role you must have

  • Experience applying a broad range of data science techniques. Key areas include text analytics, clustering, time series analysis, multivariate regression, predictive modelling, and significance testing.
  • Demonstrable understanding of statistics and mathematical concepts relevant to data science.
  • Experience with data wrangling, cleansing, and data engineering for data science applications.
  • Experience in Advanced Data Visualization tools, such as Tableau, Spotfire, Qlikview and others for integration between disparate data sources, design and implementation of KPIs and generation of automatic and scalable visualizations that will facilitate extraction of business insights.
  • Ability to participate effectively in virtual teams and networks across diverse and dispersed geographies.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Strong teaming skills; collaborate effectively across talent ecosystem, within the digital team and the firm at-large.
  • Strong communication skills for sharing thought leadership across EY and externally to enhance EY reputation.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail - the ability to operate within budget and effective time frames.
  • Strong research and analytical skills to track and interpret trending directions for data analytics and also to identify potential future options.
  • Ability to cope with ambiguity; to drive change and performance outcomes in a complex and agile environment.
  • Due to global nature of the role; English language skills - excellent written and verbal communication will be required

What We Look For

  • Significant experience in a closely related Data analytics / data / insights driven role.
  • Experience of developing and implementing operational standards and processes to achieve required outcomes.
  • Experience of having worked on digital analytics design / process or analytical planning and development initiatives.
  • Experience of developing digital capability, defining key digital competencies for the team, and ensuring provision of learning to advance skills.
  • Demonstrable experience of collaborating with talent colleagues to understand needs / requirements and of shaping digital solutions.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with third party vendors / external system implementors to deliver reporting, insights and analytical solutions from design to enablement.
  • Experience of leading and participating in global dispersed teams to enhance services, processes, and standards.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in fast-paced, ambiguous, stressful environments to deliver required results.
  • Demonstrable experience of anticipating issues and challenges and proactively working to navigate challenges.
  • Experience of conducting internal and external research and analysis, providing best practices and insights to drive improvements.
  • Demonstrable experience of having worked to lead or provide SMR advice to achieve successful change outcomes.
  • Educated to degree level. Higher professional or master’s qualification is preferred, not required
  • Active membership in related professional bodies or industry groups is preferred, not required

What We Offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

Please apply to this role only through the ‘Apply’ link (not through the local office). Your application will then be routed to the appropriate recruiting team.The Exceptional EY Experience. It’s Yours To Build.EY | Building a better working world

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.EY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer providing equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with applicable law.EY is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and either need assistance applying online or need to request an accommodation during the interview process, please call 1-800-EY-HELP3, type Option 2 (HR-related inquiries) and then type Option 1 (HR Shared Services Center), which will route you to EY’s Talent Shared Services Team or email SSC Customer Support at ssc.customersupport@ey.com. DTCampaign

Benefits found in job post

  • 401(k)
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance