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Manufacturing has always been complex and today several factors, including changes in customer expectations, have pushed manufacturers to adopt modern technologies to meet their evolving demands. Whether it’s the need to personalize products, find new methods to attract and hire new workers or leverage IoT technologies to drive insights, manufacturers face many challenges as they modernize. 

To best support our customers with their Digital Transformation Journey we have launched a new hub of talents in Bologna (Italy) to serve manufacturing clients throughout Europe. 
The Avanade Manufacturing Innovation Hub (Manufacturing Center of Excellence) is open to top talent from around the world to a place where everyone can learn from each other and grow skills while collaborating on the best ideas for manufacturing clients.

As an Industry Data Scientist, you will help clients understand and extract insight and value from their data using Machine Learning and AI techniques. Working as part of a team, you will be involved in all phases of analytics projects including: question formulation, design, research and development, implementation, and testing. This role will explore and understand data and build advanced solutions that could be predictive, prescriptive, or optimize. 

This role is open to candidates around the world that are willing to relocate in Bologna (Italy). 

Job Description:

  • Develop innovative analytics solutions based on the Microsoft platform
  • Develop business cases for new analytics solutions in the analytics environment
  • Support project teams in developing client solutions that are passionate about exploratory data analysis
  • Use your knowledge of statistics, programming, data modelling, and mathematics to recognize patterns, see opportunities, pose business questions and make valuable discoveries that lead to better business decision-making
  • Apply technical knowledge to design solutions that meet business and IT needs, build analytics solutions and ensure long term technical viability of new deployments, infusing key analytics and AI technologies where appropriate (e.g. Azure ML, ML Server, BOT framework, Cognitive Services, Big Data, Data Lake, Azure Databricks, etc.)
  • Ensure that solution exhibits high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, appropriate reusability and reliability upon deployment.


  • 5+ years of experience using statistics and data science
  • 5+ years of experience developing machine learning using clustering, regression, optimization, recommendation, and neural networks, among other techniques
  • 2+ years of experience with data science tools like Python, R, Scala, Julia, SAS , SPSS, MATLAB, Hadoop, or Spark
  • Proficiency in SQL.
  • Strong vision and critical thinking
  • Experience working with cloud services like AWS, Google, and Azure
  • Passion for AI and IoT technology
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills
  • Strong understanding of the value proposition associated with AI, Data, PaaS (Azure PaaS is a plus!), and DevOps.
  • Proven leadership experience in an academic, extra-curricular or professional setting
  • Strong critical thinking skills, and the ability to think on your feet
  • Ability to learn in a fast-paced environment
  • Interest in beginning a career in technology consulting upon receiving your undergraduate degree or advanced degree
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis, quantitative analytics, forecasting/predictive analytics.

What we offer

Together we go beyond. At Avanade we continuously invest in the development of your skills.  We help you to keep up to speed with the latest in technology and business and being part of an international environment. Besides an exciting international environment, a unique chance to participate in challenging projects across Europe and interaction with inspiring colleagues who have a professional attitude and attach considerable importance to teamwork.

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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 59,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 

We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.

We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at