15 hours

Principal Data Scientist - BlackLocus

Home Depot
Austin, TX
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Principal Data Scientist - BlackLocus (129001)

TX - Austin

  • Date Posted: Apr 22, 2019
  • Company: The Home Depot
  • Travel: None
  • Functional Area: Merchandising
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: No

Position Description:
Retail is going through an enormous transition where Big Data plays an increasingly prominent role.  The successful candidate will be responsible for thought leadership of data science and software design in taking the solution from concept to final prototype to help The Home Depot navigate the changing retail landscape.  We are looking to take analysis and modeling to the next level. The vision for this role is to lead a team and leverage statistical modeling and machine learning techniques to conceptualize, implement, and execute scientific solutions from the ground up, employing techniques and methods that are appropriate, effective, and leading-edge across the retail industry to drive business decision making.

35%-Designs and develops solutions that leverage statistical analytics and optimization to derive business insights.
35%-Partner with internal cross-functional teams and lead data scientists to develop advanced solutions.
20%-Seeks further knowledge on key developments within data science, technical skill sets, and additional data sources within Home Depot.
10%-Define clear communication mechanisms to the head of data science to ensure projects are on time and on budget

This position reports to the Head of Data Science.
This position has no direct reports.

Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a master's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 6 years
Physical Requirements:
Frequent periods are spent standing or sitting in the same location with some opportunity to move about; occasionally there may be a need to stoop or lift light objects (typically less than 8 pounds).

Preferred Qualifications:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a PhD degree with 5+ yrs of experience or Masters with 8+ years of experience in the domain of data science.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:Work experience with SQL, Teradata, Google Big Query and/or other comparable database systems.
Expert knowledge of R, Python or other statistical computing programming languages.
Recent publication in peer reviewed journal relevant to data science
Experience managing groups of PhD level data scientists

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


Posted: 2019-08-20 Expires: 2019-09-19

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Home Depot
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