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Data Scientist Job

Date: Jun 15, 2022

Location: Renton, WA, US, 98057

Company: PACCAR

About the Team

This position is for a data scientist with the Advanced Analytics Center of Excellence (CoE). The CoE is a unique team within PACCAR, as it focuses on solving our most important challenges using Data Science. As part of a diversified global Fortune 200 company, the CoE works on a huge variety of projects; from predictive analytics models to support our financial services divisions, to prescriptive analytics to support PACCAR’s sales efforts, and data mining projects to identify the drivers of warranty claims. The CoE is PACCAR’s leading analytics team, working on high-impact and high-visibility projects. The data scientist will frequently present their work to senior executives, helping shape the direction of the entire company.

In addition to executing Advanced Analytics projects, the CoE maintains a thought leadership position across PACCAR, guiding and reviewing data science efforts across the enterprise. As such, attendance and presentations at leading data science conferences is strongly encouraged. The team embraces a collaborative approach to Data Science, sharing best practices and new ideas. Come join this dynamic, growing and pioneering team!

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Develop sophisticated advanced analytics models; including creating, validating, analyzing and explaining the data used for model development.
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and analytics techniques.
  • Be a leading expert and organizational resource on developing and evaluating advanced analytics.
  • Develop processes to extract, clean, merge, transform and compile data from various data sources, including relational database, flat files, NoSQL databases and unstructured data.
  • 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.


Qualifications & Skills

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Analytics, Computer Science or related field; and at least five years of applicable job experience, with a proven ability to develop Advanced Analytics models.
  • 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, or understanding of, programming (R, Python, Java, or C#).
  • Experience with working with big data (Scala, Spark, Pig).
  • Ability to maintain balance between solid “pragmatism” and “scientific rigor” to meet the needs of a dynamic business.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD or DBA in Data Science, Computer Science, or related field.
  • Demonstrable in-depth understanding of data structures and ETL processes (including SSIS).
  • Familiarity with cloud storage and compute on Azure or AWS.
  • Experience with container deployments (Docker, Kubernetes, ECS).
  • Experience with the operationalization and maintenance of analytics APIs.


Benefits of working at PACCAR:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Employer Paid Pension Plan


  • Scholarship Program
  • Life Insurance
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)


  • Paid Time Off plus 12 Paid Holidays
  • 401k contribution $1 for $1 up to 5%
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program


  • HSA & FSA
  • Employee Discounts
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Bonus Pay
















Diversity & Inclusion

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability corporation. Having a diverse and inclusive work environment ensures PACCAR has the talent needed to conduct business today and in the future by leveraging different backgrounds, skills, and viewpoints. We believe diversity in the workplace increases innovation, results in better decisions, and increases employee engagement.

PACCAR’s IT Division promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, celebrations, and affinity groups. The IT Division has an active Diversity Council and supports initiatives and activities for all. PACCAR supports women through the PACCAR Women’s Association (PWA), Women in Trucking, and Women in Technology International (WITI). Educational awareness programs such as Unconscious Bias, Male Allyship and Inclusive Leadership are just a few of many trainings offered. PACCAR is a supporter of PRIDE and celebrates many different multi-cultural events.


Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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