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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Innovation - Data Scientist



Data Science
Posted on Friday, September 8, 2023

We are the leading provider of professional services to the middle market globally, our purpose is to instill confidence in a world of change, empowering our clients and people to realize their full potential. Our exceptional people are the key to our unrivaled, inclusive culture and talent experience and our ability to be compelling to our clients. You’ll find an environment that inspires and empowers you to thrive both personally and professionally. There’s no one like you and that’s why there’s nowhere like RSM.

The Acceleration Center for Innovation (ACI) is a cross functional team chartered to advance collaboration, efficiency, and adoption of emerging technologies at the firm. The ACI Data Scientist will support the Acceleration Center Team Leader, assess, define, and capitalize on specific emerging data science/analytics technology opportunities for RSM and our clients. The Data Scientist will focus in Data Analysis and Advance Analytics capabilities and technologies. This role will directly impact the services and solutions RSM provides our clients and tools we use to run our business. The Data Scientist will support use cases, developing resources or proof of concept solutions, technology enablement, research, and thought leadership.

Advanced Data Analytics and Data Modeling - executes and articulates complex statistical and analytics techniques (e.g., machine learning, natural language processing, etc.) with stakeholder feedback.

Use Case Acceleration:

  • Collaborate with LOBs and ICS teams to identify, evaluate, and prioritize internal and external use cases
  • Determine best course of action to achieve use case goals
  • Maintains a focus on the goals and how the team can support the goals
  • Provide expertise to architect and design solutions and accelerators
  • Manage and develop Jr. Data Scientists and Analysts.

Tool & Technology Enablement:

  • Define and manage portfolio of emerging technology tools and products
  • Act as a liaison with IT for technology enablement and support

Capability Development:

  • Support the development of a resource strategy to address short term and long term needs
  • Support the development of a comprehensive learning and development program

Research & Thought Leadership:

  • Drive the development of emerging technology research
  • Build internal awareness and external brand by delivering thought leadership


  • Support PMO requests and updates
  • Drafted status reports



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Management Information Systems, Data Science, Statistics, Engineering or similar from an accredited college/university (REQUIRED)



  • Able to understand various data structures and common methods in data transformation (REQUIRED)
  • Experience using statistical computer languages (Python, R SQL, etc.) to clean/prepare data and draw insights from data sets (REQUIRED)
  • Experience in SQL/NoSQL or other DB query language (REQUIRED)
  • Experience visualizing/presenting data for stakeholders using: Tableau, PowerBI or similar (REQUIRED)


  • 3-5 years relevant work or research experience (REQUIRED)


  • Technical project or product management (PREFERRED)

At RSM, we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package for all our people. We support and inspire you to prioritize your wellbeing by delivering personalized, holistic programming for your physical, emotional, financial and community wellbeing. RSM has a generous time off policy with at least 14 paid holidays, wellbeing days and associate and above access to self-managed time off. We offer flexibility in your schedule, empowering you to balance life’s demands, while also maintaining your ability to serve clients. Learn more about our total rewards at

RSM is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are proud to provide our employees with tools to assist them in being successful in achieving both personal and professional goals. We welcome and support all our employees to thrive in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer all applicants will receive consideration for employment as RSM does not tolerate discrimination and/or harassment based on race; color; creed; sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances; sex (including pregnancy or disabilities related to nursing); gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression); sexual orientation; HIV Status; national origin; ancestry; familial or marital status; age; physical or mental disability; citizenship; political affiliation; medical condition (including family and medical leave); domestic violence victim status; past, current or prospective service in the US uniformed service; pre-disposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

RSM does not intend to hire entry level candidates who will require sponsorship now OR in the future (i.e. F-1 visa holders). However, those candidates who may be recent U.S. college / university graduates possessing 1-2 years of progressive and relevant work experience, excluding internships, in the U.S. or his/her home country would be eligible for hire as an experienced candidate and thus eligible for sponsorship.

Compensation Range: $61,200 - $109,900