ADP Brazil Labs

Lead Data Scientist - SBS Team

Job description

ADP SBS team is hiring a Lead Data Scientist.

Does the thought of working with one of the most comprehensive employment data sets excite you?

Are you inspired by transformation and making an impact on the lives of millions of people every day?

Are you a technologist first and foremost who approaches every problem wearing that hat while going out of your way to champion creativity and build diverse, productive, and engaged teams?

Well, this may be the role for you. Ready to design what's next?

In this role, you'll acquire, clean, and analyze large data sets and do exploratory analysis to understand our data and check if it meets project requirements. Moreover, you'll be developing data products to make predictions and recommendations within ADP products. It's more than digits and dials - you're making huge decisions that impact millions of customers.

To thrive in this career, you should know how to identify errors and reactively fix them. You'll need to have some formal education in quantitative analytics and know design patterns and data structures. You have the skills to create new models using state-of-the-art technologies. You will coach and mentor junior data scientists with different strengths to solve various problems with different methodologies and analyses. Given the scale of our data sets and the complex problems we give you to solve, you will stay challenged and engaged with years of exciting projects ahead-all while growing your skills and progressing in a rewarding career.

Like what you see? Apply now!

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ADP is a global leader in HR technology, offering the latest AI and machine learning-enhanced payroll, tax, HR, benefits, and much more. We believe our people make all the difference in cultivating an inclusive, down-to-earth culture that welcomes ideas, encourages innovation, and values belonging. ADP has a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a global Best Places to Work, DiversityInc® Top 50 Company, Best CEO and company for women, LGBTQ+, multicultural talent, and more. Learn more about ADP's commitment on our YouTube channel:

ADP Labs located in Porto Alegre, Brazil, provides software development and infrastructure for world-wide ADP products, working with large-scale initiatives across multiple geographies, including Brazil, the United States, and India. As an internationally distributed software development team, we are hiring a Lead Data Scientist for the ADP SBS team.

What You'll Do

Here's what you can expect on a typical day:

  • Advanced Analytics & Predictive Modeling.You formulate analytical problems, extract & analyze data from multiple systems, summarize critical findings/insights, and develop a compelling visual representation of analyses with actionable recommendations.
  • Team Collaboration. You're part of a collaborative team, listening to needs, then finding and sharing solutions. You're comfortable and skilled at presenting your projects and findings to both peers and leadership. You collaborate with product, design, and engineering teams to plan, design, develop and deploy high-impact data products supporting multiple products across ADP.
  • Research & Development.You design and implement start-of-the-art data products, machine learning models, and systems to optimize the HCM system user experience. You continuously looking for new ways to leverage ADP data to create new products and services and find more insights. You are passionate about learning and applying new techniques within data science that leads to innovations.
  • Deliver at an epic scale. You write pristine code and documentation, champion and define best practices to produce highly adaptive, high-performing, continuous learning AI models/systems.

Key Responsibilities And Activities

  • Learn about the business and system domain and its data to identify Use Cases as opportunities to use GenAI as the solution for a new customer experience and product features.
  • Define how analytics solution will be constructed: which existing will be integrated, how they will be integrated and what gaps in capability need to be filled.
  • Serves as design authority at a project level by understanding the business goals and technology constraints and designing appropriate solutions that create measurable impact to business.
  • Extract, merge, clean and normalize large-scale data from disparate sources in preparation for exploratory data analysis, model building and validation within a big data environment.
  • Develop, validate ML classification, regression models using Python or similar to directly answer business needs, and to positively impact business operations.
  • Prepare appropriate data visualizations and presentations to highlight findings and recommendations for both a technical and executive audience.
  • Promote a unified approach leveraging existing data sets and efforts while also ensuring collaboration throughout the organization to ensure adoption and common standard approach.
  • Establish credibility as a trusted advisor to key stakeholders across the enterprise to drive business actions and outcomes based on results of your analysis.
  • Apply good business and financial acumen to create and assess business cases.
  • Implement appropriate mechanisms to track, measure the business impact of your work.

To Succeed In This Role

  • Bachelor's degree or above in Data Science, Machine Learning, or Computer Science.
  • Exceptional analytical, mathematical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience building statistical and machine learning models.
  • Experience working with structured, semi-structured and time-series data to build models.
  • Ability to conduct complex analysis, as well as translate the results and findings for executive audience.
  • Interest or experience in LLMs and Generative AI.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner.
  • Experience developing ML classification, regression models using Python.
  • Ability to effectively manage time to handle competing high priority projects.
  • Demonstrated experience working within data extraction and consuming data pipelines (SQL).
  • Any experience with Cloud solutions (AWS, GCP, Azure).

You'll Love Working Here Because You Can

  • Have courageous team collaboration.Courage comes from how associates are willing to have difficult conversations, speak up, be an owner, and challenge one another's ideas to find the best solution.
  • Be surrounded by curious learners.We align ourselves with other smart people in an environment where we grow and elevate one another to the next level. We encourage our associates to listen, stay agile, and learn from mistakes.
  • Act like an owner & doer.Mission-driven and committed to leading change, you will be encouraged to take on any challenge and solve complex problems. No tasks are beneath or too great for us. We are hands-on and willing to master our craft.
  • Give back to others. Always do the right thing for our clients and our community and humbly give back to the community where we live and work. Support our associates in times of need through ADP's Philanthropic Foundation.
  • Join a company committed to equality and equity. Our goal is to impact lasting change through our actions.

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

Find out why people come to ADP and why they stay:

(ADA version: )

  • O modelo de trabalho adotado pela ADP é office-based/presencial, com a possibilidade de trabalho em home-office por até duas vezes na semana.
  • Considerando que as atividades desempenhadas pelos ocupantes deste cargo envolvem acesso a informações altamente confidenciais e sensíveis de clientes da ADP e de seus respectivos empregados, a ADP reserva-se o direito de conduzir checagem de histórico, de tempos em tempos, conforme autoriza o Incidente de Recurso de Revista Repetitivo n° 01 do Tribunal Superior do Trabalho, mediante consentimento do candidato/trabalhador.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity at ADP: ADP affirms that inequality is detrimental to our associates, our clients, and the communities we serve. Our goal is to impact lasting change through our actions. Together, we unite for equality and equity. ADP is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristic, including race, color, genetic information, creed, national origin, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lawful alien status, ancestry, age, marital status, or protected veteran status and will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of a disability. We support an inclusive workplace where associates excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.

Ethics at ADP: ADP has a long, proud history of conducting business with the highest ethical standards and full compliance with all applicable laws. We also expect our people to uphold our values with the highest level of integrity and behave in a manner that fosters an honest and respectful workplace. Click to learn more about ADP's culture and our full set of values.

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