Chief Analytics Strategist in Chicago, IL

$$250K+(Ladders Estimates)

West Monroe Partners   •  

Chicago, IL 60601

Industry: Business Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 57 days ago

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West Monroe Partners is looking for an experienced Enterprise Analytics Architect to join our Technology practice and work closely with our Mergers and Acquisitions practice (M&A). This is an exciting opportunity to work within our Technology practice on project work including M&A due diligences, strategic enterprise architecture, architecture of post-merger integrations, and high-level plans for carve-outs.

What will you be doing?

  • Assess the underlying technical environment and products within an organization, with a focus on data and analytics assets, to identify risks and opportunities for improvement. Make recommendations on how to achieve long-term scalability, reduce operational cost, or better support business processes. Convey these findings and recommendations to a group of executives, and field questions related to the assessment.
  • Evaluate IT and technical development processes for best practices and levels of maturity
  • Identify key process issues and risks in the context of an investment thesis while evaluating potential investments for our Private Equity clients
  • Formulate projects and strategies to support the client's investment thesis, key risk mitigation, and long-term technology-based initiatives in the form of risk mitigation and post-close projects.
  • Demonstrate expertise in designing technology solutions through system integration and application development


  • 7-15 years of software architecture with experience in migrations, re-factoring and greenfield development projects
  • Experience applying modern software design concepts such as separation of concerns, microservices, service oriented architectures, test-driven development, model-driven development, etc.
  • Working knowledge and experience with complex business systems integration, custom data predictive modeling and architecture
  • Strong data experience with two or more of the following:
  • Data mapping, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Python, R, SQL, Analytics, etc.
  • Experience applying Agile/lean methodologies
  • Experience architecting solutions using database technologies such as relational, NoSQL, transactional and/or data warehouses.
  • Demonstrated experience leading technical engagements including proposal development, estimation, and day-to-day project management experience (time tracking, budgeting, status reporting, etc.
  • Familiarity or awareness of application security and secure coding principles
  • Experience working within a dynamic, collaborative, and team-based environment
  • Desire to lead and mentor other team members or developers while leading projects
  • Experience predicting and modeling future state for large data sets is a plus
  • BS / Computer Science, MIS or equivalent required
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, verbal and written communication skills.

Valid Through: 2019-9-17