AI & Analytics Subject Matter Expert (West Africa) needed at KPMG

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Job title : AI & Analytics Subject Matter Expert (West Africa)

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : August 10, 2024

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Job Summary

At KPMG, you’ll find a world of opportunity, where our people give clients and communities the insights, they need to build a sustainable future. We seek an experienced individual with a strong track record in building AI, ML and Deep Learning algorithms to help our clients harness the power of data. This is a Pan Africa role with responsibility for leading a team across the continent. This resource will be based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Job Details


  • Provide technical data & analytics support to the Africa digital transformation team 
  • Leverage regional alliances with technology partners (e.g. Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, AWS, Google, etc) to drive proactive leads generation, joint pitch, pipeline management and conversions as they relate to data analytics
  • Work with relevant functional areas and service lines across the Firm to deliver on client engagement and sales initiatives 
  • Leverage local and global KPMG artefacts, SMEs, and other network assets to advance the firm’s data & analytics agenda
  • Manage, coach and grow the ML engineering and data science team
  • Embed data & AI in everything we do meaning that you will also be responsible for exploring and improving collaboration with different competences within KPMG

Client Impact

  • Drive business growth of the Data & Analytics business across Africa through expansion of ML engineering pipeline and wins at leading clients
  • Oversee data management, warehousing, integration, and migration; business intelligence; analytics; and delivery across advisory and technical projects
  • Lead the development and implementation of data and advanced analytics strategies for clients across Africa
  • Develop ML and Deep Learning algorithms that help clients improve their predictive capabilities significantly
  • Design, develop, maintain and improve machine learning algorithms for the clients’ products
  • Help clients to employ machine learning principles in making business decisions
  • Test and evaluate machine learning models and algorithms on real-world data sets
  • Collaborate with the D & A team to build data pipelines, implement and train models based on results of experiments
  • Interact with business leaders and functional experts to understand current and future business challenges and needs and help with solutioning.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on data-related topics as well as consultative guidance for data management and governance
  • Develop data models that improve processes and add strategic value to the client’s business
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and emerging technologies in data and analytics to ensure we provide clients with the latest and most effective solutions
  • Work closely with clients to understand business needs and develop tailored solutions
  • Strengthen KPMG’s share of mind in the D & A space through impactful thought leadership 


  • Deliver on targets and goals (including sales goals)
  • Provide annual budget input for the area of responsibility for approval and integration into service line/ growth area budget
  • Manage the annual budget, including costs for designated area


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field such as computer science, statistics, mathematics, or related fields
  • A minimum of 5 O’ Level credits (including English and Mathematics)
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in AI and ML engineering with a proven track record of delivering successful projects
  • Deep knowledge of programming languages and frameworks such as Python, Java, C++, R, and SQL
  • Deep hands-on experience with modern Data & AI Platforms such as Azure, AWS or GCP 
  • Practical experience with tools like Git/Github for version control, Jenkins for continuous integration, and Docker for containerization.
  • Deep understanding of data and analytics technologies, including data warehousing, data integration and data visualization
  • Good understanding of statistics, probability theory, and computer science fundamentals like algorithms and data structures
  • Pre-sales experience with OEMs or consulting experience will be an added advantage
  • Being a self-starter and able to work independently including across multiple priorities and complex matrixed roles and responsibilities 
  • Confident, tactful and able to effectively influence others and deal effectively with senior leaders
  • Strong communicator, including listening skills with an ability to translate insights across business and technology teams and to develop and present new ideas and conceptualize new approaches and solutions
  • Strong team and work ethic, comfortable with ambiguity, change and challenge
  • Interested in the bigger picture and able to think broader than own capabilities
  • Ability to connect with the right complimentary people in KPMG to tackle new and complex business problems with a data flavour.
  • Enthusiastic, driven and proactive

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