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Data Scientist

Framingham, Massachusetts

Post Date: 10/16/2017 Job ID: 5219 Industry: Analyst


Data Scientist

Are you familiar with a multinational office supply retailing corporations that helps business customers make more happen by providing a broad assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to shop?

  • The Data Scientist is responsible for applying advanced analytical methods to improve decision-making with our client.
  • Using machine learning, statistical analysis, and mathematical optimization, the individual plays a key role in supporting the development of state-of-the-art solutions to complex decision-making problems.
  • Developing SKU demand prediction and item sourcing strategies that drive growth and profitability while minimizing our client’ s investment in inventory and achieving or exceeding service-level targets.
  • Building and deploying algorithms that reduce order fulfilment costs across warehouse and transportation network through robotic automation, process control, and capacity optimization.
  • Developing and implementing profitability models to ensure the right products are being offered to customers, and stocked in the right locations with right replenishment policies.
  • Work closely with key business partners to understand business and operations-related problems, and then apply analytical methods to solve them.
  • Communicate results to executive leadership.
  • Analyze diverse sources of data, and implement innovative algorithms to realize actionable results.

  • 0-3 years industry experience plus PhD or 3-5 years industry experience plus MS in Computer Science, Statistics, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, or related field
  • Hands-on experience with advanced machine learning, data mining, statistical inference, mathematical modeling, and mathematical optimization techniques and technologies
  • Hands-on experience with querying databases to drive required analysis independently and swiftly
  • Excellent ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Keen attention to detail, and ability to dive deep

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience developing large scale systems using parallel and distributed computing
  • Experience working with development toolsets such as Spark, Hadoop, Python, C++, Java, R, H2O, Shiny, Docker, MYSQL, Teradata, NOSQL, etc.
  • Hands-on experience with object oriented design, service oriented architecture, open source technologies, and Linux operating system
  • Development experience with web application systems & technologies such as HTML5, AngularJS, JavaScript, CSS, XML, REST, GIT, and AJAX
  • Experience using advanced supervised and unsupervised learning techniques, natural language processing, robotics, markov decision process, deterministic and non-deterministic mathematical programming, constraint satisfaction, and control theory
  • Experience with various areas of the supply chain such as customer order, inventory, warehouse, and transportation management
  • The ability to think big, manage ambiguity to move quickly, and deliver results in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Fearless but thoughtful in their pursuit of results
  • Flexible and resourceful, and easily adaptable to changes in environment and prioritization



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