Principal Data Scientist- Machine Learning




Chicago, Illinois

Full-Time/Regular

RITM0020852

 

 

Job Description

 

Cars.com is seeking an experienced Principal Data Scientist to drive product innovation through machine learning that directly impacts consumer experience and increases our value to our dealership customers. If you are a passionate leader and an innovative pioneer, Cars.com is looking for you.

 

  • Champion a data-driven culture and increase long-term business value creation through development of best-in-class data science capabilities
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  • 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/SparkR, Hadoop, etc.)
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  • Strong business acumen and problem-solving skills
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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 problems.
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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 delivery.
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  • Excellent communication, persuasion and data presentation skills
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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, preferably at an internet company
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  • Prior experience building consumer focused data products
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