United States


Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis

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Job Description

By joining Avanade’s Data Science team, you will have a fantastic opportunity to operate at the forefront of technology, with access to the best clients across the world, working on challenging and exciting projects.  We are a diverse team, and we are proud of our culture that welcomes every individual. In our teams you will find talented and passionate technologists, with a humble, collaborative, and positive attitude. We promise to invest in you and help give you the platform for continuous learning and development.


Data Scientists at Avanade are involved in the development of real-life AI/ML solutions to be embedded in the business processes of our customers. The focus of the data scientist role is the development and deployment of ML models, however, as a consultant you will also require business and data analysis skills, as you will be expected to analyze and scope client’s requirements, propose and design the solution and articulate that design and its value to the customer.

This role at Avanade is a critical part of the broader technical team including data scientists, engineers, architects, project managers, technical experts and other consultants.  Data Scientists at Avanade often have an industry focus, however, are expected to be able to pick up challenges across industry and apply their experience to solve them. 

The role focuses on analytics solutions based on machine learning & statistical predictive algorithms for our customers. We are looking for data scientists with hand-on experience in Azure based machine and deep learning, statistical modelling and software development, proven scientific research skills and technical leadership.

Responsibilities Include:

Develop machine learning, artificial intelligence, and statistical models and solutions using Python and R on the Azure cloud.

Prepare advanced data analyses and present results of these analyses to business stakeholders.

Engage with clients throughout the lifecycle of projects on both advisory and delivery assignments.

Participate in pre-sales activities to demonstrate how data science and statistics may be applied for commercial advantage of potential clients.

Develop solution prototypes and deliver demonstrations of these to client teams.

Help to define the analytics solution architecture from a pragmatic standpoint.

Support blended teams of colleagues, client and partner resources to help share knowledge and develop an integrated delivery ethic.

Experience Profile:

Commercial or academic experience in developing AI & ML solutions using Python, on the Azure cloud.

Expertise on Azure AI/ML technologies such as Azure ML Services, ML Pipelines, AKS, and ADF.  

In depth knowledge of machine learning algorithms.

Capabilities in the areas of data engineering, data modelling and complex big data analysis.

Hands-on experience in developing complex query structures with SQL and/or NoSQL query languages.

Strong business analysis skills and deep understanding of analytics.

Business facing with the skills and a proven consultative approach.

Desirable skills:

Advanced degree in machine learning, computer science, physics, applied mathematics or statistics or equivalent real world experience.  

Hands-on experience and understanding of deep learning techniques (TensorFlow, Theano, MXNet, Microsoft DMTK).

Experience with distributed machine learning (RHadoop, Spark MLlib).

Algorithmic and programming skills in Java or C/C++ or C# or Scala.

Understanding of or experience in software engineering best practices, DevOps and MLOps.

Certifications in Azure 

Avanade requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Avanade will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement on an individual basis.

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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help make a genuine human impact on our clients, their customers and their employees. We are the power behind the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, helping companies to engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform products, leveraging the Microsoft platform. Avanade has 50,000 professionals in 26 countries, bringing clients our best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at