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Sample data consultant job description

At [Company X], data and analytics are the engines that propel our business forward, with reliable and well-managed data being a critical component in achieving our overall strategy. We’re fully committed to delivering a world-class data and analytics strategy, so we’re looking for an experienced data consultant to spearhead this journey along with senior stakeholders. The successful candidate will work across internal business functions as well as on external client projects.

Objectives of this role

  • Provide consultative guidance for data management and governance within the company as well as for clients
  • Design and manage databases and data flows to ensure smooth business operations
  • Develop data models that improve processes and add strategic value to the business
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across departments to address gaps and pain points in a data journey
  • Work with client partners and engineering team on data usage across the client portfolio
  • Cross-sell and deliver on data projects for key clients, growing revenue and producing case studies to promote the data science service


  • Oversee data management, warehousing, integration, and migration; business intelligence; analytics; and delivery across advisory and technical projects
  • Examine data, processes, and technologies to determine the current state and critical problems of internal business functions and external client projects
  • Research and make recommendations for training, equipment, and technology to improve data use
  • Create automated data reports — including documentation, toolkits, and FAQs — to inform business units
  • Train and mentor team members in data input, use, meaning, and analysis

Required skills and qualifications

  • Deep experience with Python, Java, or Scala
  • Experience with Kafka or Spark
  • Familiarity with microservice architecture
  • Strong client-facing experience as a data engineer/consultant
  • Strong understanding of analytics and data science
  • Keen eye for detail

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in mathematics or related subject
  • Experience dealing with senior stakeholders across a company