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Geoanalytics Analyst

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

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Location: Chicago, IL
Type: Full Time
Posted: 11/07/2017
Deadline to Apply: Open - no deadline given by employer
More Information: BCG Job Posting

Job Summary:

BCG has established GAMMA Solutions and Services to support case teams in managing and realizing insight and opportunity from the increasing analytical intensity of our clients’ problems.  GeoAnalysts, together with Data Engineers, Data Scientists, Scientific Modelers and Scientific Programmers, are the core of the GAMMA service.  They will work closely with consultants and case teams to provide both consultation on analytics subject matter expertise and hands-on support to case teams, focusing on GeoAnalytics, advanced analytics tools, modeling, and visualization, and custom-developed client-facing analytics deliverables. We are looking for talented data scientists that can drive our advance analytics capability forward.

The  Analyst will join a growing team with a global presence, and will work with both customers and team members worldwide. Successful candidates will possess advanced analytical technical expertise, strong collaborative and execution capabilities, excellent communication skills, a practical and flexible mindset, and high attention to detail and work quality.


Rapid business requirement gathering and analysis

  • Work with project stakeholders to identify business needs and gather requirements for data analysis and expected deliverables
  • Collaborate with project team members to write prioritized business requirements documentation, including scope definition and statement of work
  • Work with project team members to gather, assess, organize, profile, and clean data for geospatial analysis

Data analysis and implementation of analytic solutions

  • Plan and execute high quality geospatial analysis of large data sets, analyzing and interpreting collected data to meet project requirements
  • Work with project team members to gather, assess, organize, profile, and clean data for geospatial analysis
  • Ability to use the appropriate analytical tool and data for the project and communicate the methods to a lay audience
  • Provides customized analytical insights for client work, prepares accurate, well developed documents and visualizations

Provide training, assistance, and support to customers

  • Provide quick-response support to case teams on subject matter expertise via a central request portal
  • Deliver highest-quality work product both within team and to case teams / customers


  • Collect, synthesize, analyze project insights and techniques into new best practices and methodologies
  • Codify analytical tools into processes that can be used across teams and regions
  • Occasional travel – dependent on project requirements


Education & Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in a field linked to business analytics, geography, statistics or geo-statistics, operations research, applied mathematics, computer science, engineering, or related field is required; advanced degree is preferred
  • 1-2+ years relevant industry experience, focus on geospatial analysis  preferred
  • Previous experience working in a global organization or professional services firm is preferred

Professional capabilities

  • Problem solving, analytical skills and decision making
    • Able to effectively handle difficult and stressful situations with poise, tact and patience, while demonstrating a sense of urgency
    • Able to anticipate, identify, and solve critical problems
    • Flexible, self-motivated, and proactive out-of-the-box and critical thinker
  • Communication, interpersonal and teaming skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Fluent written and spoken English (other languages desirable)
    • Ability and willingness to give and receive honest, balanced feedback
  • Work management, organization and planning
    • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail, efficient time management, and the ability to prioritize work effectively
    • Independently and proactively communicates issues, priorities, and objectives
    • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Customer and business focus
    • Strong collaborative skills and able to adjust approach to effectively interact with customers at all organizational and technical levels
    • Focus on excellent customer service and user needs
  • Values and ethics
    • Demonstrates competence and character that inspires trust
    • Ability to respect all BCG and client information as personal and confidential

Technical expertise

  • Experience in core GeoAnalytics activities (one or more of the following):
    • Data management skills (e.g. data modeling, data integrity QA/QC, database administration)
    • Geospatial data visualization and analytics (specialties such as cluster detection, geo-statistical methods, spatio-temporal modeling)
    • Network analysis (location-allocation, travelling sales person, vehicle routing problem)
    • Predictive modeling (logistic regression, linear regression, etc.)
  • Familiarity with a broad base of analytical tools (one or more of the following):
    • Alteryx
    • GIS toolkits (ESRI, Quantum GIS, MapInfo or similar)
    • Web Mapping portals (MapBox, CartoDB)
    • SQL, including geospatial types and functions
    • R, SAS, SPSS
    • ESRI Network Analyst, RouteSmart, RoadNet, llamasoft Supply Chain Guru or similar
    • Tableau
    • Web programming (e.g. javascript, web server administration, CGI)
  • Programming and/or scripting experience preferred (e.g. SQL (including spatial objects and functions), Python, Perl, C#, VBA, Java)

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