Careers in Data Analytics and Scientific Software

We are seeking a talented Analytics Consultant to join our consultancy practice and engage with our clients uncover, define and solve their complex data science and analytics challenges. In return, we can offer a rewarding career that makes a difference, with plenty of opportunities for learning and self-development.

The Role

Tessella provides data science, analytics and scientific software services to industry-leading companies. As part of our consultancy practice, your core function will be to work closely with our clients, helping to identify and understand their challenges and provide advice and guidance to help solve them. You will be expected to develop a detailed understanding of Tessella’s analytics propositions and how to articulate their value most effectively to our clients, with the aim of building long term engagements.

You will work across the full range of Tessella’s science and engineering sectors and you will have the opportunity to learn, develop and expand your expertise into new areas. The role will involve travel to clients in the UK and occasional trips to Europe and the US.


  • Start with often unclear or unfocused client requests and take the lead in exploring possible solutions to ensure real business benefits.
  • Drive and challenge clients on their assumptions and constraints to identify the true underlying business need from their requests.
  • Clarify, qualify and shape analytics opportunities with clients.
  • Assist Tessella’s analytics delivery teams in defining the scope and direction of potential solutions.
  • Support the on-boarding of the project delivery team and provide ongoing guidance and advice.
  • Provide analytics and consultancy capabilities as part of an analytics solution delivery team as required.


To succeed in this role, you should have:

  • Background in science, mathematics or engineering (including a good academic record; 50% of our staff have PhDs).
  • Proven technical track record in the data science and analytics domain (in consultancy and/or technical delivery).
  • Good consultancy skills (e.g. stakeholder engagement and management, workshop facilitation, process and information modelling).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to explain technical concepts in simple terms.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the confidence to network and present to clients at all levels.
  • The ability to manage and engage in multiple activities simultaneously.
  • An understanding of current industry-wide best practices and be able to leverage benefit from their application to new problems.
  • Experience of hands-on software development, analytics or data science would be an advantage.

Our Culture and Benefits

We are proud of our culture, where a positive attitude, supportive colleagues and commitment to continuous learning are all valued. The wellbeing and engagement of all staff is our priority and we work in a collaborative, cooperative environment with a good work-life balance. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package including a profit sharing scheme, non-contributory pension, relocation assistance and a range of flexible benefits, which staff can tailor to fit their needs.

About Tessella

Tessella is the Analytics World Class Center of the Altran Group, a global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting. We are leaders in the field of data science and analytics and we have developed a reputation for helping clients solve their most complex technical challenges by unlocking the power of their data, enabling them to make better-informed business decisions.

Our work is at the cutting-edge of high-tech R&D and our projects are varied and rewarding. For example, in pharmaceutical companies we solve computational problems for chemists at the early stages of drug discovery and development, allowing them to get a head start when they begin their experiments in the lab, ultimately getting drugs to market faster. We help consumer goods companies model and simulate new product ideas and perform data analysis to improve their processes. We also support oil and gas engineers with the computational challenges of exploration and production, from reservoir modelling to writing control systems. In space and defence, we have written algorithms and solved complex mathematical problems to control satellites and radar systems.


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