7 top employers hiring for data science roles right now

30 Sep 2015

As more and more businesses of all stripes come to the realisation that data is key, data science is experiencing a massive surge of growth across the industry.

Data science is an incredibly broad sector, incorporating everything from analytics to privacy to zero bias.

As such, the range of data science-related careers on offer is almost overwhelming.

Roles across data mining, business intelligence, consultancy, datavis and research are just some of those that are very much in demand in companies that place a focus on data science.

In fact, many companies that do not have a strict data science focus are now taking on employees in the data science area as data becomes intrinsically linked with all facets of business.

Below are listed just some of the top employers hiring for data science roles right now.


Accenture is a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, offering clients a diverse range of services. The global firm has offices in Dublin.

Accenture is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, developing and implementing technology solutions to improve clients’ productivity and efficiency.

The company seeks motivated and talented candidates, with an interest in technology and business, and strong problemsolving skills. An interest in teamwork and client relations is important.

Accenture is currently hiring across research and analytics roles.

Aon Centre for Innovation and Analytics (ACIA)

The Aon Centre for Innovation and Analytics (ACIA) is the data insights side of Aon’s business.

Based in Dublin, ACIA utilises complex and unrivalled data capabilities to analyse data and deliver data-driven insights to clients.

Candidates with a strong technical background will do well at ACIA, with experience in computer science, analytics, maths, engineering, science, business, statistics and IT highly prized.

ACIA is currently hiring for roles on the Insights and Analytics Platform Development teams.

Candidates will stand out if skilled with SQL and T-SQL; SPSS, SAS or R; datavis tools; reporting tools, scripting languages or cloud technologies.

Since the recording of the above video, ACIA has appointed a new CEO, Todd Curry.


Dropbox has become a household name since its launch in 2008.

On the surface, Dropbox doesn’t have an immediately apparent link to data science, but the file-hosting service’s commitment to customers’ privacy more than qualifies it.

Protecting the personal data stored and shared on Dropbox is a massive part of the company’s ethos.

Dropbox seeks employees who dream big and see stumbling blocks as challenges, not problems, while innovation is key.

Dropbox is expected to announce a number of data science roles in the immediate future.

Fidelity Investments

Fidelity Investments is a financial services company that aims to make financial expertise accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want.

Among a host of other services, Fidelity offers financial reporting and data analytics services to clients.

The company looks for candidates who are willing to learn and who want to progress within the company. Also of benefit are an aptitude and ability to collaborate globally, and great communication skills.

Fidelity is currently hiring for a number of analyst roles.


Pramerica is a business and technology operations subsidiary of the US-based Prudential Financial Inc.

A number of Pramerica’s areas of operation involve an element of data science, from business analytics to risk assessment.

Pramerica seeks candidates with diverse skillsets. Having multiple strings to your bow – for example, a background in IT supported with an interest in business – is beneficial.

Pramerica recently announced the creation of 330 jobs. The company is currently hiring analysts and data scientists for its Letterkenny base.

Storm Technology

Storm Technology is a business technology consultancy based in Dublin.

Storm provides business solutions for its clients, including devising and designing data analytics strategies that will transform mounds of big data into understandable and usable information.

Storm takes a somewhat different approach to hiring, not looking for people to fill specific vacant roles, but instead seeking qualified and talented people with passion.

To apply to work at the company, visit the Storm website.

Tableau Software

To quote the company’s own tagline, Tableau Software is on a mission to help people see and understand data.

Tableau builds advanced data analytics software, making it faster and easier to analyse, understand and visualise data.

As well as an understanding of the concepts behind datavis, and the prerequisite IT and coding skills, Tableau seeks candidates with the curiosity to dig deeper.

Tableau is currently seeking analysts and has a number of support roles open.

Updated 30 September at 9.15am to include Accenture.

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Kirsty Tobin
By Kirsty Tobin

Kirsty Tobin served as careers editor of Silicon Republic from 2015 up to August 2017. When she was younger, she had a dream where she started and won a fight with a T-Rex, so she’s pretty sure she kicked butt at this, too. Passions include eating all the cake, watching more TV than is healthy and sassy comebacks.

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