Sr. Data Scientist

Location: Richmond, VA 23238

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8115 - Corp Office Canal Crossing - 101 S 15st, Richmond, Virginia, 23219

CarMax, the way your career should be!


It’s an exciting time at CarMax! After decades of success and a rise to becoming the largest used car retailer in the US, CarMax is focused on disrupting the auto industry once again through our transformation to a leading omni-channel retailer. To achieve this goal, CarMax has spent the last few years investing heavily in modernizing our digital and analytical infrastructure to support our customer-centric experience as the customer shopping journey continues to evolve online. We’re stitching data science throughout our business to drive a great customer experience and optimize our operations.

As a Sr Data Scientist at CarMax, you’ll join a team responsible for building and maintaining sophisticated algorithms and analytic tools that use best-in-industry data collected from millions of consumers as they shopped. These algorithms are used to enhance how Customers navigate their car buying journey, and to optimize Associate impact.

What you will do – Essential Responsibilities

  • Build and enhance predictive Customer Progression models that will produce iconic data-drive experiences for CarMax customers and associates:
    • Employ a deep command of data science modeling techniques and statistics, leveraging a variety of technologies, programming languages, and cloud computing platforms
    • Apply expertise in model design, training, evaluation, validation, implementation, and monitoring
    • Develop an acute understanding of our data, how to access it, analyze it, and monitor it
    • Assess performance of in-market algorithms and identify & act on opportunities for improvement
    • Design controlled experiments to assess the value of new applications
  • Partner with teams across CarMax to explore new use cases for algorithms and bring new customer experiences to life


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Degree in quantitative discipline (Statistics, Math, Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering)
  • 2+ years of experience in a relevant field
    • Experience developing and maintaining data science algorithms in a business setting
    • Experience designing and analyzing statistical tests
    • Proficiency in coding for analysis and operationalization/automation (e.g. Python/R, SQL/Teradata)
  • Strong analytical curiosity and passion for applying advanced modeling techniques in problem solving
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with an ability to communicate complex concepts in simple terms & an ability to tie analytic results to business outcomes
  • Strong results focus, project management, & teamwork

  • Hands-on experience developing NLP solutions from concept to production, is a plus

CarMax, the way your career should be!

About CarMax

CarMax disrupted the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity experience customers want and deserve. This innovative thinking around the way cars are bought and sold has helped us become the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, with over 200 locations nationwide.

Our amazing team of more than 25,000 associates work together to deliver iconic customer experiences. Along the way, we help every associate grow their career and achieve their best, at work and in their community. We are recognized for our commitment to training and diversity and are one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®.

CarMax is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Upon an applicant's request, CarMax will consider reasonable accommodation to complete the CarMax Job Application.

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