Principal Consultant, GTUK Digital Hub, Data Science & Machine Learning

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Grant Thornton

London, Belfast, Nottingham, Oxford, Cardiff

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Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of a global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, made up of some 58,000 people in over 135 countries. We're a team of independent thinkers who put quality, inclusion and integrity first. All around the world we bring a different experience to our clients. A better experience. One that delivers the expertise they need in a way that goes beyond. Personal, proactive, and agile. That's Grant Thornton.

Job Description:


Every day our teams help people in businesses and communities to do what is right and achieve their goals.

The GTUK Digital Hub is the central team responsible for supporting our client-facing service lines in delivering analytics and Low/No Code solutions to clients. The successful candidate will be part of the hub leadership and will play a significant role in helping senior leaders across Grant Thornton shape the firm’s digital agenda as the lead SME in Data Science & Machine Learning. You will work closely with some of our largest clients, decision makers, and other global Grant Thornton member firms to help the GTUK Digital Hub deliver for clients and become a commercial success.

We’re happy to talk flexible working and consider reduced hours and job shares, we’ll support you to balance your work and life.

A look into the role
As a Principal Consultant, Data Science and Machine Learning within our Digital Hub team, you will:

  • Be the UK lead technical authority for Data Science and Machine Learning, working closely with the Principal Consultant, Data Analytics & Engineering.
  • Support the Director, Digital Hub, and the Digital Transformation Partner by promoting analytics to our clients across our firm and managing a team to deliver solutions as the lead client facing consultant.
  • Set and follow timelines, development standards, quality processes and perform senior technical reviews on deliverables.
  • Be able to tell a clear and convincing story from data to all levels of management.
  • Play a lead role in setting the firms overarching Analytics strategy.
  • Set and follow timelines, development standards, quality processes and perform senior technical revie Oversee the Design, build, test and deployment pipelines and analytics solutions for our clients.

Knowing you’re right for us

Joining us as a Principal Consultant, Data Science and Machine Learning the minimum criteria you’ll need is bachelor’s degree in a relevant STEM subject or related work experience. would be great if you had some of the following skills, but don’t worry if you don’t tick every box, we’ll help you develop along the way.

  • Significant experience in Data Science, Statistics, Operational Research, or related Disciplines
  • Expert level knowledge of Bayesian Statistics, Machine Learning and a good understanding of Visualisation tools and Visual Programming solutions.
  • Demonstrable practice experience in three or more of the following areas:
    • Deep learning,
    • NLP,
    • Computer Vision,
    • Classification Techniques,
    • Regression Techniques,
    • Clustering techniques,
    • Graph Algorithms.
  • Proven track record of working with a variety of different Data Architectures, and the ability to articulate the relevant benefits and pitfalls of each.
  • Experience of cloud analytics solutions (Azure, GCP or AWS) Big Data Solutions (Hadoop, Spark, Hive or Pig), data bases (Netezza, BiqQuery, Teradata, Redshift, Snowflake or Neo4J)
  • Gained proficiency in relevant programming languages – SQL, Python, R, Julia
  • Knowledge of best practices in development and coding standards, and CRISP-DM.
  • A clear and confident communicator at all levels of management.

Knowing we’re right for you

Embracing uniqueness, the culture at Grant Thornton thrives on the contributions of all our people, we never settle for what is easy, we look beyond to deliver the right thing, for everyone. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

Our open and accessible culture means you’ll interact with leaders who are interested in you and everything you bring to our firm. The things that set you apart, we value them. That’s why we give you the freedom to bring your whole self to work and pursue your passions inside and outside of work.

Beyond the job

Life is more than work. The things you do, and the people you’re with outside of work matter, that’s why we’re happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we’ll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.

The impact you can make here will go far beyond your day job. From secondments, to fundraising for local charities, or investing in entrepreneurs in the developing world, you’ll be giving back to society. It’s that drive to do the right thing that runs through our every move, grounded in our CLEARR values – Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.

We’re looking for people who want to contribute, spark fresh ideas and go beyond expectations. People who want to be able to proudly do what’s right, for the firm, our clients, our people and themselves. It’s how it should be.


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