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IT Consultant
Ref No.: 18-01218
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date / End Date: 07/23/2018 to 01/25/2019
IT Consultant

Data Acquisition, Prep and Exploration:
  • Reviews unfamiliar data sources. Aligns data to targeted consumption. Able to link to systems.
  • Develops process to acquire and integrate data.
  • Independently reviews, prepares, designs and integrates complex (type, quality, volume) data correcting problems and recommends data cleansing/quality solutions to major issues, primarily in the Hadoop/Spark technology stack with targeted consumption in SAS, R and Python.
  • Works within our client standards, processes, and protocols.
  • Develops moderate and applies complex data derivations, business transformation rules, and data requirements in the Hadoop/Spark technology stack for consumption by modelers.
  • Leads medium scale projects and coordinates aspects of larger projects with limited supervision.
  • Performs analysis of complex (type, quality, volume) sources to determine value and use. Determines and recommends data to include in statistical modeling projects.
  • Creates moderate (technology and features) data visualization techniques to help support data exploration.
  • Utilizes business knowledge to explain technical activities in business terms.
  • Actively seeks opportunities to expand technical knowledge and capabilities. Continues to research what is possible with technology and how it might be applied to our work.
  • Develops and maintains relationships across the enterprise.

Analytic Data Discovery:
  • Operationalizes and automates more complex (more systems, data sets and streams, size of data sets more substantial) products into business deliverables.
  • Proactively looks to improve and optimize data products.
  • Builds, tests, and implements complex analytic business products, including pilots and proof of concept.
  • Applies knowledge of current industry trends and techniques to formulate solutions within the context of assigned projects and/or enhancements.

Analytic Support:
  • Independently train statistical modelers on data products/analytic environment.
  • Works with statistical modelers to develop appropriate end to end framework to solve their problem, including data and tools to utilize.
  • Ensures customer satisfaction through professional communication, follow-up, and responsiveness to issues.

Consultation:
  • Shares knowledge with users on data or analytic products.
  • Builds effective relationships with stakeholders, including IT and business partners.
  • Provides guidance and mentorship to lower level technical employees.

Minimum Qualifications
  • 3 years of relevant experience with data tools, techniques, and manipulation required.
  • Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
  • Bachelor's Degree - STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or Business preferred. 5 years of relevant experience with data tools, techniques, and manipulation preferred.

Technical Skills
  • Advanced knowledge of data tools, techniques, and manipulation preferred. Examples (but not limited to): Hadoop and Spark platforms and languages - Python, Scala, Hive, SQL, SAS, R.

Communication Skills
  • Ability to communicate thoughts/designs/ideas in an unambiguous manner and adjusts communication based on audience.
  • Exhibits active and effective communication skills with team members - including active listening and effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effectively contributes and communicates with the immediate team and partners.
  • Business Knowledge & Partnership
  • Able to clearly and concisely communicate with business partners, primarily statistical modelers.
  • Demonstrates willingness, cooperation, and concern for business issues.
  • Able to understand assigned business unit and business priorities.
  • Able to coordinate with other technical areas to achieve project/department or division goals.

Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Able to recognize, analyze, and diagnose business and data issues of advanced complexity.
  • Able to creatively evaluate alternative solutions.
  • Able to reuse previously completed processes.
  • Demonstrates the ability to make routine decisions independently and escalates when necessary.

Team Orientation
  • Ability to build and foster relationships with team, business, and technical partners to achieve objectives.
  • Practices objectivity and openness to others' views.
  • Able to recognize and support team priorities.

Leadership
  • Exhibits team leadership and collaborates with partners.
  • Planning (Project Management)
  • Able to manage time and competing priorities and provide management with accurate and timely status information.
  • Able to accurately evaluate and estimate tasks.
  • Financial Awareness
  • Able to understand how the project schedule relates to budget.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge of data tools, techniques, and manipulation preferred.
  • Examples (but not limited to): Spark and Hadoop platforms and languages – Python (PySpark), Hive, SQL. Familiarity with SAS and R.

Communication Skills
  • Ability to communicate thoughts/designs/ideas in an unambiguous manner and adjusts communication based on audience.
  • Exhibits active and effective communication skills with team members - including active listening and effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effectively contributes and communicates with the immediate team and partners.

Business Knowledge & Partnership
  • Able to clearly and concisely communicate with business partners, primarily statistical modelers. Demonstrates willingness, cooperation, and concern for business issues. Able to understand assigned business unit and business priorities.
  • Able to coordinate with other technical areas to achieve project/department or division goals.

Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Able to recognize, analyze, and diagnose business and data issues of advanced complexity.
  • Able to creatively evaluate alternative solutions.
  • Able to reuse previously completed processes.
  • Demonstrates the ability to make routine decisions independently and escalates when necessary.

Team Orientation
  • Ability to build and foster relationships with team, business, and technical partners to achieve objectives.
  • Practices objectivity and openness to others' views. Able to recognize and support team priorities.

Leadership
  • Exhibits team leadership and collaborates with partners.

Planning (Project Management)
  • Able to manage time and competing priorities and provide management with accurate and timely status information.
  • Able to accurately evaluate and estimate tasks.

Financial Awareness
  • Able to understand how the project schedule relates to budget.

For more information please contact Casey Taylor at 800-709-4740 ext 240.

Since 1995, iTech Solutions Inc., has been providing IT Consulting and Direct Hire Services to the Insurance, Financial, Communications, Manufacturing  and Government sectors with local offices in Connecticut, Minnesota, Colorado,  Massachusetts, Tennessee, North Carolina, and New Jersey / Pennsylvania area. 

Our recruiting strategy is simple, if you want to find qualified IT professionals then use IT professionals to find them.   So at iTech Solutions,  our personnel are all career IT professionals with a wide range of IT experience.  We can honestly say our staff understands the technologies, the complexities of finding and selecting the appropriate personnel and the pressures of running successful IT projects.  


Employer will not sponsor applicants for any employment visas, at hiring or in the future, including but not limited to H-1B visas. Corp-to-Corp or subcontract personnel will not be considered for this position.