publicis Sapient : MANAGER- DATA SCIENCE

Brief Description of position:



Publicis Sapient is looking for a Manager – Data Science to join its Data Science practice. The role is to not only be a trusted advisor to our clients for driving the next generation innovation in applied machine learning and statistical analysis but also a change agent in advancing the group’s capabilities into the future

As part of the team, you will be responsible for creating data driven solutions that at the core are driven by relevant learning algorithms. In this role you will educate internal and external teams on conceptual models for problem solving in the machine learning realm and help translate goals and objectives into data driven solutions. You will enjoy working with some of the most diverse data sets in the world, cutting edge technology, and the ability to see your insights turned into real business results on a regular basis

The role is critical in helping advance the application of machine learning as a core building block to core market offerings in e-commerce, advertising, ad-tech and business transformation.

Core areas of focus for this group includes applications in Demand Forecasting, Customer Profiling, Optimization of Operations, Propensity modeling, Risk analysis, and several others delivering true business value to our customers.


  • Orchestrate Data and ML solutions using Cloud services
  • Prescribe the right Data technologies to use in Production and lead the Data pipelining effort for production
  • Demonstrate Business value of Analytical models and ensure they are deployed in Production
  • Drive analytical modeling using a variety of learning algorithms and ability to compare model outputs without Bias
  • Storyboard the findings in data and explain the Business value convincingly to customers
  • Generate hypothesis for performing various Exploratory analysis and lead the effort
  • Document DQ related issues and barriers and take it up with Customer stakeholders
  • Ensure proper DQ checks are done and the data is well understood by the Team
  • Identify the different data sources needed for project execution – including both internal and external data
  • Prescribe the right data science approach to solve customer’s Business problems
  • Understand Business problems and KPIs by holding discussions with relevant customer stakeholders
  • Employ CI/CD practices in Model deployment and produce a state-of-art model deployment that can be Traceable
  • Be the anchor for Customer calls and ensure customer communication is effective
  • Ensure that right coding guidelines and processes are followed by the Team
  • Institutionalize good Data Science practices in the Team
  • Ensure proper documentation via good project management tools like Confluence, JIRA etc.
  • Author Technical blogs both internally and externally and evangelize the Team’s efforts


  • Demonstrable strength in programming in Python/R/Scala
  • Must have experience ML models in R/ Python
  • Demonstrated Experience in at least in one of the following NLP/computer vision/operations research/data mining/ML/AI
  • Demonstrate proficiency in at least one Deep learning technologies
  • Good understanding of applied statistics, such as probability distributions, measures of dispersion and central tendency, hypothesis testing and statistical inferences. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency with various approaches in regression, classification, and cluster analysis
  • Proven ability to perform in-depth analysis, compile and interpret results
  • Should know what model to apply and in what situation to apply (know advantages and dis advantages of ML /DL techniques)
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering, Statistics or other quantitative or computational field. Advanced degrees preferred
  • Should have good experience in Object oriente technologies and Design
  • Experience with one or more data visualization tool / library such as Tableau, R Shiny, Seaborn, etc
  • Expertise in SQL programming languages and familiarity with Hive, Pig
  • Excellent quantitative skills and the ability to tell a story using data
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to initiate and drive projects from conception to completion with minimal guidance
  • Passionate about turning data into actionable insights


  • M.S. in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering, Statistics or other quantitative or computational field
  • Expertise in application of machine learning algorithms on large datasets
  • Experience with large datasets and distributed computing (Hadoop, Spark) a plus
  • Experience accessing data, map-reduce programming style and training models in Hadoop, Spark
  • Experience in deploying models in cloud platforms such as Google Cloud/Microsoft Azure/AWS is a plus
  • Nice to have knowledge of NoSQL DBs like MongoDB, Cassandra and HBase 
  • Contribution to research community reflected in publications in top conferences/Kaggle competitions
  • Knowledge of latest DL technologies


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Articulation skills
  • Good team player
  • Self-starter who requires minimal oversight
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Process orientation and the ability to define and set up processes

10+ years with at least 7+ years of DS experience

Gurgaon, Bangalore



Senior Manager and then a Director.


Publicis Sapient is a digital transformation partner helping established organizations get to their future, digitally-enabled state, both in the way they work and the way they serve their customers. We help unlock value through a start-up mindset and modern methods, fusing strategy, consulting and customer experience with agile engineering and problem-solving creativity. As digital pioneers with 20,000 people and 53 offices around the globe, our experience spanning technology, data sciences, consulting and customer obsession – combined with our culture of curiosity and relentlessness – enables us to accelerate our clients’ businesses through designing the products and services their customers truly value. Publicis Sapient is the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe. For more information, visit

Gurgaon, Bangalore


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