Principal/Senior Data Scientist - Spark Digital

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About DuPont Corporate Functions

To be the best science company in the world, we need more than scientists. We need passionate people who are the best at finance, human resources, law, logistics, and so much more. While we’re deeply rooted in science, DuPont careers span a wide range of skills and disciplines. Our teams are focused on achieving the best results for our customers and the business. They're inspired by innovation, excited by collaboration, and strive to achieve more agile ways of moving the business forward. Learn more about us here:

The Role and Responsibilities

DuPont is looking for a full-time Principal/Senior Data Scientist position. For experienced data science candidates, this is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team that plays a vital and dynamic role in the company.

DuPont is a market leader in specialty materials for electronic devices, housing construction, protective garments, and water purification. In this role, the Data Scientist will collaborate with clients within the company engaged in a variety of research & development, manufacturing, and business activities.

Statistics and data science are integral to our business and there are exciting opportunities for technical contributions in a variety of areas.

  • New product development

  • Continuous improvement in manufacturing

  • Sales growth and forecasting

  • Supply chain optimization

  • Text analytics for competitive analysis

  • Product testing in field applications

The ideal candidate will have expertise in data science practices such as data cleaning, regression, machine learning, and cross-validation. The applicant should have fluent coding skills in R or Python with the ability to prepare data for analysis, build models, and create descriptive plots and reports. Beyond these technical skills, the job requires an organized worker who can plan a data analysis activity as a series of logical steps, effectively communicate their methods and results to clients in the business and collaborate with our data engineering and software development teams to query data and deploy models.

Your qualification profile:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Technology, Science, Statistics, Computer Science or a STEM related field. Advanced degree preferred
  • Strong coding skills in R or Python including data preparation, regression, and plotting
  • Formal education in statistics, including regression and hypothesis testing
  • Expertise in machine learning and deep learning techniques in clustering, classification and neural network with emphasis on supervised learning, e.g. random forest, xgboost, lasso, cross-validation, hyperparameter tuning, neural networks
  • Basic competency with SQL database queries and visualization prototyping
  • At least five years of experience applying statistics and data science to solve business, engineering, or scientific problems
  • Self-learning with the intellectual curiosity to keep abreast of advances in the field, grow data science expertise, and refine grasp of internal business operations over time
  • Effective interpersonal skills for communicating technical concepts to a layperson, collaborating with team members, and confidence presenting data analysis results to internal clients

At DuPont, we have an unbridled commitment to deliver essential innovations that enrich people’s lives, enable sustainable development and foster human potential for generations to come.

Innovations developed from highly engineered products and naturally sourced ingredients shape industries and everyday life. From smarter homes to more efficient cars, from better ways of digitally connecting to new tools that enable active and healthy lifestyles…in all these areas and many more, we’re working with customers to transform their ideas into real world answers that help humanity thrive.

Coupled with core values and excellent compensation & benefits… Together, we’re turning possibilities into real world answers that help humanity prosper!

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit our Accessibility Page for Contact Information.

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