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Data Scientist Job

Date: Jan 29, 2021

Location: Denton, TX, US

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!


Peterbilt Motors Company
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.


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 huge variety of projects; from predictive analytics models to support Operations, to prescriptive analytics to support Peterbilt sales efforts, and data mining projects to identify the drivers of warranty claims. 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:

  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and analytics techniques.
  • Develop processes to extract, clean, merge, transform and compile data from various data sources, including relational database, flat files, NoSQL databases and unstructured data.
  • Develop sophisticated advanced analytics models; including creating, validating, analyzing and explaining the data used for model development.
  • Integral leader within the Advanced Analytics Center of Excellence; working with stakeholders from your division to develop new analytics solutions, identify new data useful for analytics projects, and support analytics best practices.
  • 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.


You're going to need this to be successful:

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Statistics, Mathematics, Analytics, Computer Science 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, modelling, and machine learning.
  • Experience with Probability Models for data generation: Bayesian Network, Markov chains, Monte Carlo methods.
  • Experience with language processing techniques (NLP)
  • Familiar with deep learning, batch optimization and genetic algorithms
  • Significant experience with, or deep understanding of, programming (R, Python, Java, or C#).
  • Significant experience with, or deep understanding of, structured and unstructured data, including relational databases (SQL Server), graph databases (Neo4J), NoSQL databases (MongoDB) and unstructured data.
  • Experience with working with big data (Scala, Spark).
  • Experience with cloud storage and compute on AWS.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrable in-depth understanding of data structures and ETL processes (including SSIS).
  • Experience with container deployments (Docker, Kubernetes, ECS).
  • Experience with the operationalization and maintenance of analytics APIs using Plumber, Flask, Swagger and similar.


Why work for Paccar/Peterbilt?

  • Competitive salary, 401k with a 5% match, AND a company paid Pension Plan after 5 years of service.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans for you and your family.
  • Comprehensive Paid Time Off – Vacation, Paid Holidays, and Sick Leave.
  • Tuition Reimbursement for continued education – eligible after 1 year of service.
  • Global Fortune 500 company with a wide array of growth and development opportunities.
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their fields.



Master’s degree or PhD in Statistics, Mathematics, Analytics, Computer Science or related field


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).

Nearest Major Market: Denton
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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