Careers in Data Analytics and Scientific Software

Principal Analytics Consultant / Operations Leader

United States | Houston TX

We are looking for an accomplished data science / analytics leader who has a proven record of solving complex analytics challenges in an industry context and leading teams of data scientists in delivering custom data analytics solutions. In return, we can offer an exciting and rewarding career with plenty of opportunities to learn and develop.

The Role

You will lead the technical team in our Houston office, guiding them in the development of innovative data-driven software solutions to help our clients overcome a variety of science and engineering challenges. Projects can span a range of activities and we are looking for you to bring the following to the role:

  • Leadership and Line Management: Reporting directly to our SVP, you will lead the team in Houston, directly managing and mentoring technical staff in line with Tessella’s supportive culture and provide support to enable them to develop exciting careers.
  • Analytics Expertise: You will use your technical and domain knowledge to understand and help solve the complex analytics challenges affecting our clients from across all our industry sectors, with a particular focus on oil and gas.
  • Client Facing Capabilities: You will build strong relationships, collaborate with clients and colleagues and communicate clearly about project goals, challenges and results.
  • Project Management: You will successfully manage projects to ensure they are efficiently delivered within budget, on time and that they meet – or exceed – client expectations.
  • Technical leadership: You will lead teams of first-class data scientists and consultants as they develop innovative analytics solutions using their expertise in data analysis, modeling and simulation, visualization, artificial intelligence and machine learning.


During your career at Tessella, you will learn and develop new skills, but before you join us you should have:

  • Bachelors, Masters or PhD in science, mathematics or engineering.
  • Significant relevant industry experience in a similar role.
  • The desire and ability to lead, inspire and develop data scientists and software engineers. Experience in this is essential.
  • An understanding of how complex data is interpreted using a variety of analytical, statistical or machine learning techniques.
  • Exposure to computational modeling, algorithm development or software engineering in languages such as Python, R, Matlab, C# or C++.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to explain complex concepts to clients and colleagues from all backgrounds.
  • Project management and/or business analysis experience or qualifications would be desirable.

Career Development and Training

We offer excellent prospects for your future. While we do offer traditional career paths, most staff end up shaping their own based on their aspirations, the skills they have developed and the projects they have worked on. We take personal development seriously and all staff receive an annual training allowance of 150 hours, which can be used to learn new technical and soft skills, often leading to recognised professional qualifications.

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, analytics and AI and have developed a reputation for helping clients solve their most complex technical challenges by unlocking the power of their data, enabling better-informed business decisions.

Tessella has been working with data for nearly 40 years and have offices in the UK, the US and Europe. Tessella currently has over 350 technical staff.

Our work is at the cutting-edge of high-tech R&D and our projects are varied and rewarding. We work in many industries and with some of the leading companies in their sectors. For example, in pharmaceutical companies we solve computational problems for chemists at the early stages of drug discovery and development, 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 support oil and gas engineers with the computational challenges of exploration and production, from reservoir modeling to writing control systems. In space and defense, we have written algorithms and solved complex mathematical problems to control satellites and radar systems. We are proud of our world leading projects, using data to enhance and transform our clients’ businesses.

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