5 Indian Companies Recruiting Data Scientists In Large Numbers

According to a recent study on analytics and data science jobs, the number of vacancies for data science-related jobs in India has increased by 53 per cent, since India eased the lockdown restrictions. Moreover, India’s share of open data science jobs in the world has seen a steep rise from 7.2 per cent in January to 9.8 per cent in August.

Here is a list of 5 such companies, in no particular order, in India that are currently recruiting Data Scientists in bulk.


Founded in 2010, Lenskart is the largest and fastest-growing eyewear company in India. According to sources, the SoftBank-backed company has plans to open 200-300 stores this year. Along with the online and offline platforms, the company is building a strong data analytics team that includes professionals like Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Machine Learning Developers, Data Visualisation experts, and more. 


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In a recent post at LinkedIn by the Head – Analytics & ML at Lenskart, Saurabh Agrawal said that the company is looking to hire for its analytics and machine learning team. He states that various job roles are coming up across machine learning, data visualisation, data engineering, and more.

Some of the current job openings are:

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  • Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Location: Faridabad

About: The company is looking for a Senior Machine Learning Engineer or Senior Data Scientist to help create artificial intelligence and machine learning products. The responsibilities include building end to end machine learning pipeline, understanding the problem, data preprocessing, developing machine learning models, deployment and retraining systems, and more. 

Apply here.

  • Data Engineer 1

Location: Bangalore

About: In this role, the candidate must have experience in building and optimising ‘big data’ data pipelines, architectures, and data sets, analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets, working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL), among others.  

Apply here.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) 

FCA ICT India, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ recently announced that the company is investing USD 150 Million in order to set up a new Global Digital Hub in Hyderabad. Through this digital hub, the global automotive giant has aimed to create around 1,000 new jobs in emerging technologies by the end of 2021.

Some of its current Data Science-related job openings in India are:

  • Data Services COE Lead

Location: Chennai

About: The role includes developing the strategy for the Data CoE and drives the overall execution of the program, recruit, evaluate, motivate and retain highly-skilled, innovative and customer-focused data science resources, oversee training and mentoring of data analysts, data scientists and ML engineers to ensure quality assurance of the processes and drive better outcomes and more. 

Apply here.

  • Data Insights Specialist

Location: Chennai

About: The role includes developing data analytics applications using Qlik Sense or related self-service tools, understand data requirements, data layouts, data analysis, and visualisation of information, end to end development of data pipelines and analytics applications (QlikSense/Palantir), including data mapping, data transformation, and visualisation configuration, etc.

Apply here.

Ernst & Young (EY)

Global professional services organisation, Ernst & Young (EY) has recently announced that the company would be hiring 9,000 professionals in India in the coming year. The chosen professionals will be from STEM backgrounds and are skilled in artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, analytics, and other emerging technologies. 

Some of its current Data Science-related job openings in India are:

  • Data And Analytics_AI Manager

Location: Bangalore

About: The Data And Analytics_AI Manager will act as a counsellor to a team of AI/ML data, mentoring the team around AI and ML scientists, must have exposure in using Azure ML Studio, ML Services, ML Ops, MLFlow, KubeFlow, knowledge and experience in Deep Learning libraries (TensorFlow, Caffe etc.), NLP Libraries (OpenNLP, Weka), etc.

Apply here.

  • Data & Analytics _BODS/Informatica/Guidewire_44_3

Location: Chennai

About: EY-Consulting – Data and Analytics Guidewire DataHub & Info Center/ BODS/Informatica will be responsible for extracting data from the source system, develop ETL processes to manage data quality, data consolidation and data reconciliation processes, develop data movement audit and error management processes, among others.

Apply here.

Aditya Birla Group

The analytics team of Data Scientists and Big data engineers at the Aditya Birla Group combine their expertise and business knowledge with the power of predictive analytics, machine learning algorithms, and advanced quantitative techniques to provide high-end applied analytics solutions across B2B and B2C businesses and functions. The company has conducted hackathons, promotes participation in AI/ML events, supports online training, and more to encourage data scientists and other emerging tech developers.  

Some of its current Data Science openings include:

  • Head Data Science-DL

Location: Mumbai

About: The responsibilities are developing the statistical model and data strategy, handling the first level of escalation, delivering regular analytical requirements seamlessly, etc.

Apply here.

  • Data Science-DL

Location: Mumbai

About: Here, the role of a data scientist is to conceptualise, build, test and deploy predictive machine learning models to optimise business operations, revenue and costs. 

Apply here.

  • Sr Data Scientist-Digital Lending-DS

Location: Mumbai

About: The role of a senior data scientist is to conceptualise, build, test and deploy predictive machine learning models to optimise business operations, revenue and costs. Other quantitative and important parameters include credit and fraud risk, pricing and profitability, etc.

Apply here.

IBM India

IBM has made significant contributions in emerging tech and has participated heavily in their expertise and innovations. Recently, the tech giant announced the setting up of the Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence by collaborating with the Government e-Marketplace (GeM). With all the CoEs and research & developments in AI, the company has been witnessing mass hiring of data scientists and analysts in the last few years.

Some of the current Data Scientist openings are:

  • Data Science Consultant FSS

Location: Mumbai

About: As a Data Science Consultant, the candidate will be required to demonstrate expertise in the field of Cognitive Analytics and Data for Financial Services Industry for India & South Asia Markets.

Apply here.

  • Data Scientist: Advanced Analytics

Location: Mumbai

About: As SAS Developer, the candidate will be responsible for developing and designing analytical solutions and models in SAS. It will also require the candidate to develop models along with usage of technologies like SAS e-Miner, base SAS, standard SAS PROCs, advanced SAS, etc.

Apply here.

  • Data Scientist

Location: Gurgaon

About: As a trusted advisor to the Chief Analytics Officer and various CXOs (Marketing, Risk, Digital), build compelling value propositions for flexible and futuristic Analytics-driven insights and solutions. 

Apply here.

  • Senior Data Scientist

Location: Mumbai

About: In this role, the Data Scientist will work closely with the deal teams to shape and create solutions for Analytics & AI-led programs, continuously engage with key client executives and share IBM solution details, effectively communicate value propositions on analytics led insights and embed AI solutions in client processes.

Apply here.

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Ambika Choudhury
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