ZS Associates

OPENS AT: Oct 23, 03:30 AM

CLOSES AT: Oct 31, 06:25 PM


ZS Ace-a-Thon (Women only Hiring Challenge)

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Programming Challenge
Multiple Openings
0-5 years

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About the competition:

Women Ace-a-Thon 

ZS brings you a hackathon especially curated for the women professionals with strong technical know-how in the areas of expertise such as analytics, operations, engineering, data science and software development. You will get an opportunity to join ZS’s Expertise Center across various locations: Bengaluru, New Delhi and Pune. Participating in this challenge will give you a chance to compete with the top women tech talent in the country and solve complex real-world business problems using your tech skills. You can choose the problem statement as per your experience and expertise area.

Challenge format: 

  • All candidates need to register on this page for the Challenge
  • The test window is open from 23rd October 9:00 am till 31st October 11:55 pm.
  • Participants can take up the challenge on any of these days; test links for all the days will be shared with all the registered candidates.

Interview process after the Hiring Challenge: 

The top performers from each role will be invited to attend the ZS interview process in the week of October 25 virtually.

Who should join this competition?

Women professionals from various expertise areas such as analytics, operations, engineering, data science and software development who are keen to test their logical thinking and problem-solving aptitude or want to compete with top tech/analytics professionals across the country are welcome to join. 


  • Any graduation (including 2022 pass outs)
  • CGPA of 6.5 or 68% and above across 10th, 12th and graduation
  • Up to five years of experience 
Candidate Type Years of Experience Test format
Data Science Associate 0-2 Machine Learning question
Data Science Associate Consultant 2-5 Machine Learning question
Decision Analytics, Business Operations, and Business Technology 0-5 Business Case Study 
Software Development Associate 0-2 Programming questions &MCQs
Software Development Associate Consultant 2-5 Full-stack file upload question
Big Data Engineer 1-5 Programming questions &MCQs

What is in it for you?

The top three candidates in each role will win exciting prizes. Additionally, top performers will get an opportunity to interview with ZS for the role of your choice. 


Winner:  Fitbit Versa

First Runner-up: Samsung Tablet

Second Runner up: Echo Dot

Diversity & Inclusion  

Our clients operate around the world and serve customers from all walks of life. As a global company with 25 plus offices across the map, we believe it’s our responsibility to generate ideas that are the best fit for each client and their customers.

We hire people with exceptional talent and endless ambition, each with a unique background, education and set of experiences. ZSers use our innate curiosity to learn from each other and challenge our colleagues to push their thinking one step further. Our people reflect both the communities we serve and the clients with whom we do business. ZS is an equal opportunity employer and strives to ensure that its workforce includes individuals with diverse cultural, educational and professional backgrounds.


Support women in building successful careers at ZS


Enable professional growth, foster an inclusive working environment and support individual choices



ZS is a meritocracy where you earn respect for your expertise and your contributions.


At ZS, you can count on formal and informal support throughout your career.
Our collaborative way of working fosters connections among our people and clients.


ZS offers flexibility to support changing career and life priorities for all people at ZS.


To enable this, we have put in place a Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). The WLI at ZS supports women in building successful, long-term consulting careers and fosters an inclusive culture. The WLI empowers ZS women to make a positive impact on our business, our clients, our industries and themselves. To know more about WLI,
click here

Women at ZS 

Watch the video to learn more about women at ZS.

Read our #lifeatZS blogs to see how women are making an impact at ZS:
Apoorva’s inspiring journey to leadership

ZSers choose to challenge for International Women’s day

Pune ZSers Zalak and Anuja Embrace Equal Opportunity at ZS

How the WLI helped these women at ZS in India find their voices


Data Science Associate
Experience: 0-2 years

Data Science Associates (DSAs) design, develop and execute high-impact analytics solutions for large, complex, structured and unstructured data sets (including big data) to help clients make better fact-based decisions.


  • Develop advanced algorithms that solve problems of large dimensionality in a computationally efficient and statistically effective manner
  • Execute statistical and data mining techniques (e.g. hypothesis testing, machine learning and retrieval processes) on large data sets to identify trends, figures and other relevant information
  • Collaborate with clients and other ZS stakeholders to effectively integrate and communicate analysis findings
  • Contribute to the evaluation of emerging datasets and technologies that may contribute to our analytical platform
Data Science Associate Consultant
Decision Analytics, Business Operations, and Business Technology
Software Development Associate
Software Development Associate
Big Data Engineer


ZS was founded in 1983 by Andris Zoltners and Prabhakant (Prabha) Sinha, two Ph.D. classmates turned college professors at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Manag...



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