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Data Scientist
Grand Blanc, MI
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Post Date: 04/14/19 Company: XPO Logistics, Inc.
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Logistics done differently.

Named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune, XPO Logistics is the #1 logistics company in North America according to Transport Topics. Are you always looking for a better, more efficient way to improve productivity? As the Data Scientist, you will be responsible for developing analytical experiments and evaluating alternate models to support strategic initiatives and ongoing business processes. You will work with leads, analysts and data producers to understand requirements, develop technical solutions and ensure the reliability and performance of the data solutions. Become a part of our growing, dynamic team and we'll help you build a career you can be proud of.

Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.

What you'll do on a typical day:

  • Develop solutions focused on data science and engineering using deep learning algorithms, machine learning, statistical concepts, data modeling, software development and visualizations
  • Solve technical issues in existing processes and current development work; solicit assistance from other roles and groups, and drive resolution to ensure the integrity of platform quality and project timelines
  • Understand and improve shared standard patterns, templates and artifacts for architecture, data science development approaches, data models and new technology adoption and rollout
  • Generalize and share technical approaches and methodologies among other developers; simplify and communicate completed work to broader audiences across the company
  • Help support data consumers to ensure they have reliable access to trusted data

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you'll need:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering, Business or related field; or recent college graduates with hands-on, moderately complex internship projects of greater than 6 months
  • 1 year of hands-on experience delivering solutions in at least two of the following: data science, data analysis, geospatial, finance, econometrics, cloud computing, big data and database management
  • Experience with statistical modeling, data analytics and visualization using R and Python (Numpy, Pandas, Scipy, Plotly, Matplotlib)
  • Significant experience applying one or more analytical methods: regression (preferably mixed models), data classification and reduction (cluster, factor, principle components, decision trees), Bayesian inference or other advanced machine learning techniques
  • Deep understanding of statistical modeling, machine learning, deep learning or data mining concepts; track record of solving problems with these methods
  • Technical database knowledge (Oracle, NoSQL, data modeling) and experience optimizing SQL queries on large data
  • Ability to write SQL fluently, recognize and correct inefficient or error-prone SQL, and perform test-driven validation of SQL queries and their results
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Windows applications; ability to quickly learn and achieve proficiency in new software applications
  • Availability to work periodic 24/7 on-call support as required by the team's rotation schedule

It'd be great if you also have:

  • Data Science specialization from Coursera, Udacity, Data Camp, etc.
  • 10 years of experience delivering solutions in at least two of the following: data modeling, data science, data integration and business intelligence
  • 5 years of experience delivering solutions in two or more of the following: data analysis, geospatial, finance, econometrics, cloud computing, big data and database management

Be part of something big.

XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Disney, Pepsi, L'Oréal, Toyota and many others. We're the fastest-growing transportation company on the Fortune 500 list and we're just getting started.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran, or other protected status.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


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