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Data Scientist in Athens at OUR FIRM

Date Posted: 2/6/2018

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Job Description

PwC in Greece is the largest professional services firm in the country, with premises in Athens and Thessaloniki and approximately 1000 employees. More than 223,000 people in 157 countries across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice. This enables us to provide top-quality industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to our clients.


At PwC, we believe that combining analytics and data science with PwC’s industry expertise can unlock the potential of our clients and enable a data driven transformation with a tremendous business impact. PwC advisors work with clients to solve business problems or spot unidentified issues using advanced analytics tools and techniques.


Due to the continued growth of our Data and Analytics team in Athens and Thessaloniki and consistently high demand for services, we are now recruiting a Data Scientist to join us.


The role entails:


  • Working closely with a talented team of data scientists and engineers to solve important and challenging problems for clients and internal teams
  • Applying your expertise in machine learning, quantitative analysis, optimization, data mining and statistics in order to design and build appropriate data models which will provide answers to complex business questions
  • Performing research in order to discover novel approaches to problems
  • Designing algorithms and solutions to problems that will work at scale
  • Applying software engineering techniques to reliably deploy the models you design
  • Communicating your findings as well as training colleagues and clients alike with best practices in your field

Job Requirements

The successful candidate should have:


  • A master’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Physics, Operational Research or other related field (A PhD will be considered a plus)
  • Excellent knowledge of machine learning and experience with a wide variety of methods in supervised and unsupervised learning.
  • Solid understanding of algorithms and computational complexity
  • Solid understanding of the core ideas of statistics, linear algebra and optimisation
  • Solid programming skills in either R or Python (experience in both or with other programming languages will be considered a plus)
  • A basic understanding of databases and SQL
  • Experience with distributed computing platforms such as Hadoop or Spark, deep learning and/or visualization tools (Tableau, Qlikview etc) will be considered a plus
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Highly motivated and effective at learning new skills and technologies
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude for working in different industries and markets
  • Commitment to providing excellent quality work
  • Ability to express ideas verbally and in writing, in a clear, concise and professional manner (both in English & in Greek)
  • Military services fulfilled for male candidates
  • Candidates with various levels of working experience will be considered; we are primarily looking for knowledge, talent and potential




What we offer


PwC is all about people, encouraging high performance and quality. At PwC, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged and excellence is rewarded.


We are looking for motivated, high-performing individuals to fulfil their professional dreams. Our company encourages initiative and new ideas coupled with huge learning experience. 


You will develop as a professional through our extensive training programme together with constant coaching and a working culture which fosters continuous learning. 


We offer the prospective of being part of a global network of firms that provides challenging opportunities to enhance your career. Our firm offers a competitive remuneration package that includes an attractive base salary and benefits, and opportunities for rapid career development in a secure and challenging working environment.


If you are looking for an international, dynamic and challenging environment with a fun atmosphere among young people please send us your CV.


All applicants will be acknowledged and treated in the strictest confidentiality.