Careers in Data Analytics and Scientific Software

Principal Analytics Consultant

United States | Boston MA

We are looking for an exceptional data science expert with a proven record of designing and implementing 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 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:

  • Engage with clients to understand their challenges and opportunities and develop creative and innovative approaches.
  • Apply a broad array of capabilities spanning machine learning, statistics, mathematics, modelling, simulation, text-mining, natural-language processing, data-mining, pathway/network analysis.
  • Support the development of new software tools and applications as required for project delivery.
  • Lead and mentor analytics teams of first-class data scientists and consultants.


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.
  • 5+ years professional experience in a similar role.
  • 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.
  • The desire and ability to lead, inspire and develop junior data scientists and software engineers.
  • Project management and/or business analysis experience or qualifications would be desirable.
  • While not essential, any experience in software engineering with an analytics or data driven focus would be an advantage.

Career Development and Training

We offer excellent future prospects. 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 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 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, 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 defense, we have written algorithms and solved complex mathematical problems to control satellites and radar systems.

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