Data Scientist II

Company:
Location: Atlanta, GA 30319

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Primary Location: 2002 Summit Blvd, Atlanta, GA, USA

Division: Cox Automotive

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number: 211960

Our data scientists are responsible for leading the development of advanced analytics models to solve our customers’ problems through innovative products and services; and inform internal business operations and strategy. The Data Scientist II works under the direction of senior data science staff and contributes to all phases of an analytics project. The scope of work includes the analysis and preparation of data, the development of specified models, and the compilation of results.

  • The Data Scientist II anticipates future business needs and identifies opportunities for complex analysis.
  • The Data Scientist II will gather and analyze data to solve and address highly complex business problems and evaluate scenarios to make predictions on future outcomes and provide prescriptive solutions that support decision making.
  • The Data Scientist II will be involved in all phases of (Big Data) analytics projects including question formulation, research, development, implementation and testing. The individual will be able to explore and understand data and build advanced analytical models, then present and discuss the resulting models to any level of audience.
  • The Data Scientist II will design and drive the creation of new standards and best practices in the use of statistical data modeling, big data and optimization tools for Cox Automotive. Identify and direct special studies and analyses for unique business problems and scenarios. Proactively identify algorithms or products with high intellectual property content, assist in the evaluation of their potential for patents, where appropriate assist in the patent applications, and contribute to the intellectual property protection for Cox Automotive.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years or experience
  • Must have at least 2+ years of experience performing advanced quantitative analyses through academic research or industry working experience.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience in Statistical Software (e.g. SAS, Python Data & Statistical Packages, R).
  • Must have relational database experience. Hands-on working knowledge of SQL required.
  • Working knowledge of big data manipulation is plus.
  • Ability to apply advanced statistical methodologies such as mixed model (random and fixed effects), simultaneous equations, ARIMA, neural networks, and multinomial discrete choice. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as cluster analytics, sampling theory and design of experiments, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, and factor analysis.
  • Ability to communicate with business side or stakeholders. Can understand the customer requirements from general business description and interpret this information into analytical objectives and constraints. At the same time, can interpret the analysis outcome result into business description to feedback to the analytical and non-analytical stakeholders.
  • Knowledge/Experience of AWS is preferred.

Preferred:

  • M.S, or Ph.D. in math, statistics, operations research, computer science engineering, econometrics, or other quantitative field
  • Knowledge/Experience of general coding language (e.g. Python, Java, C++) is preferred.

Who We Are

About Cox Automotive

There’s nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto.


About Cox

We are the Cox family of businesses. We’ve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions – Cox Communications and Cox Automotive – are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. We’re also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. We’re looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you’ll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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