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Data Scientist (SG 25/31/32) Job

Date: Jun 18, 2022

Location: Denton, TX, US, 76205-7864

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.

Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services — you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!

Division Information

On highways, construction sites, city streets, logging roads - everywhere our customers earn their living - Peterbilt's red oval is a familiar symbol of performance, reliability and pride.  Peterbilt has reigned as America's premium quality truck manufacturer since the company's founding in 1939. Our dedication to deliver products and services focused on improving customers' performance, image, profitability and peace of mind truly makes Peterbilt the Class of the Industry.

This position is based at Peterbilt’s Division Office in Denton, Texas, where we have been headquartered since 1992 and manufacturing since 1980. In Denton, we have manufactured, supported, and distributed over 600,000 trucks and over 1 million trucks as a company. Our employees take great pride in our products, and we are recognized as a premier employer and valued partner in the local community.

Requisition Summary

 

About the team

This position is for a data scientist with the Peterbilt Advanced Analytics team. This team focuses on solving Peterbilt’s most important challenges using Data and Advanced Analytics.  The Advanced Analytics team works on a variety of projects; from predictive analytics models to support Operations, to prescriptive analytics to support Peterbilt sales efforts, and data mining projects to identify key drivers of reliability. This team works on high-impact and high-visibility projects. Data Scientists present their work to senior executives, helping shape not only Peterbilt’s current business, but its long-term strategy.

The team embraces a collaborative approach to Data Science, sharing best practices and new ideas. Come join this dynamic, growing and pioneering team!

 

Here's what you will do in this role:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify and define business needs, translate business needs into analytical problems, solve analytical problems using best practices and effectively communicate updates and results at all levels  
  • Develop full data science lifecycle projects (from exploratory analysis and hypothesis testing to model deployment and monitoring) with a focus on pragmatic solutions
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and analytics techniques
  • Extract, clean, merge, transform and compile data from various data sources, including relational database, flat files, NoSQL databases and unstructured data
  • Introduce improvements to increase the speed, accuracy and efficiency of advanced analytics across the organization
  • Provide accurate, relevant and meaningful ad-hoc analysis to management to support strategic and tactical decision-making
  • Create and present materials on data projects, data science architecture and analytics strategies

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science, Computer Science, Operations Research, or related field; and at least 2 years of applicable job experience, with a proven ability to develop Advanced Analytics models
  • Significant experience with, or deep understanding of, statistical techniques, linear algebra, modeling, and machine learning
  • Experience with probability models and synthetic data generation
  • Familiar with deep learning, NLP algorithms and optimization techniques
  • Significant experience with, or deep understanding of, programming (R, Python) and software engineering concepts (OOP, API development)
  • Significant experience with SQL coding and structured and unstructured databases/data warehouses and pipelines (ETL, Machine Learning)
  • Experience with AWS microservices especially storage and compute
  • Experience with Command Line Essentials, Git workflow
  • Must be a highly-motivated self-starter and self-directed learner with a creative mind, high attention to detail and a solution-oriented outlook
  • Candidate must demonstrate strong analytical skills, excellent general business acumen, with the ability to concisely and clearly communicate complex topics
  • Ability to maintain balance between solid “pragmatism” and “scientific rigor” to meet the needs of a dynamic business
  • Bias towards creating explainable models
  • Ability to define and iterate over minimum viable product
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science, Computer Science, Operations Research, or related field
  • Demonstrable in-depth understanding of data structures
  • Experience with MLOps including test automation, model retraining and continuous operations of ML systems
  • Experience with container deployments (Docker, Kubernetes, ECS)
  • Experience with working with big data (Scala, Spark)
  • Familiarity working in reliability/survival analytics

Education

Bachelor’s in Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science, Computer Science, Operations Research, or related field

Why work for PACCAR/Peterbilt?

PACCAR offers comprehensive benefits from time of hire through retirement for vested employees and their families. As a U.S. Salaried PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision plan options

  • Flexible spending accounts and a health savings account

  • 401(k) with dollar-for-dollar company match up to 5%

  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement

  • 12 paid holidays, sick and vacation time

  • Tuition reimbursement program

  • Paid short-and long-term disability program

  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance

  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability. Peterbilt promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, and affinity support groups – The Diversity Council, Peterbilt Women’s Initiative (PBWin), Veterans Group, and ADVOCATE (An LGBTQ support group).


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