Principal, Machine Learning




Chicago, Illinois

Full-Time/Regular

RITM0019884

 

 

Job Description

 

Cars.com is seeking an experience Principal of Machine Learning to collaborate with our Product and Technology teams in providing innovative solutions that directly impact consumer experience and increase our value to our dealership customers. If you are a passionate leader and innovative pioneer, Cars.com is looking for you.

  • Develop prototypes by manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources.
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  • Work closely with Business, Product and Technology teams to model real-time experiments, implementations and new feature creations.
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  • Establish scalable, efficient, automated processes for large scale data analyses, model development, model validation and model implementation.
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  • Research and implement novel machine learning and statistical approaches
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  • Counsel/Advise partners/users on data capabilities and potential short-comings.
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  • Research and implement novel machine learning and statistical approaches
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Required Skills

 

  • Proficiency in Machine Learning related technologies (Python, Spark MLib, Spark/SpartR, Hadoop, etc.)
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  • Ability to partner with executives, business stakeholders and product managers to define roadmaps and to translate business needs into machine learning solutions
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  • Deep and applied experience leveraging data science and machine learning to solve business need.
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  • Use machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning, statistical techniques to create scalable solutions.
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  • Analyze and extract relevant information from large amounts of both structured and unstructured data to help automate and optimize key processes.
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  • Experience with algorithm development, data processing, statistical analysis and validation 
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  • Proven track record of overseeing multiple data science and machine learning initiatives from idea generation to objectives formulation to implementation and deliverables.
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  • Excellent communication and persuasion skills
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  • Bachelor's with significant experience, but preferably a Master’s degree, Computer Science or a related quantitative field.
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Required Experience

 

  • Advanced degree in CS Machine Learning, Statistics, or in a highly quantitative field
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  • 8+ years of hands-on experience in machine learning and large data analysis
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  • 10+ years of experience using Python, R, Java in both a Linux/UNIX environment
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  • Strong programming skills in object oriented programming language (Java, Scala, Python, R, etc.).
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  • Experience in implementing the models that handle terabytes of data.
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  • Proven record of applying Advance Analytics/Machine Learning to advance company initiatives.
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  • Proven record of delivering results
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  • Strong problem solving ability
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  • Strong communication and data presentation skills
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Cars.com, Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.