JM Family Enterprises, Inc. is one of the largest, most innovative and diversified companies in the automotive industry. JM Family has been on Fortune Magazine's Best Companies to Work For for 20 consecutive years. What started with Jim Moran's passion for selling cars continues today with the dedication and hard work of every JM Family associate. Our principal businesses focus on vehicle distribution and processing, finance and insurance, retail vehicle sales, and dealer technology services. At JM Family, our mission is to be the premier provider of quality products and services. We accomplish this mission by adhering to our core values, the three C's, the I and the A: Consideration, Cooperation, Communication, Innovation, and Accountability.
External Job Description
We are looking for an experienced Data Scientist to join its Research and Development (R&D) team. The Data Scientist will partner with stakeholders from various business functions to identify data science opportunities, have the knowledge, experience and technical skills to leverage internal and external data, and apply the right machine learning/big data technologies to turn such data into valuable insights and solutions for the company.
In the R&D group, we work on intellectually stimulating projects across a variety of business domains and employ new technologies to design and develop innovative software solutions, enable new capabilities and strengthen JM Family's position in the marketplace through technology-enabled innovation. As a member of the R&D Team, the Data Scientist will attend conferences, work with partners from Universities, experiment with new tools and techniques, and have constant learning opportunities.
This is a highly visible and impactful role where the Data Scientist will interact with the senior and executive level management and have the opportunity to influence what we do and how we do it through data science.
Create a collaborative and effective working relationship with functional leaders to understand business problems, identify opportunities / use cases to improve the performance of our businesses
Lead / Contribute to development of actionable solutions. This includes all aspects of the solution development including problem and goal definition, data extraction, ingestion and processing, data exploration, feature engineering, development of machine learning/deep learning models, model evaluation, results communication and deployment
Guide and contribute to the execution of a Data Science methodology according to the requirements of each project
Guide and grow a small team of data scientists of various levels
Contribute to the adoption and better understanding of data science best practices and tools across the company and stay up to date regarding new knowledge and developments in this domain
Core skills in Computer Science: Data Structures, Algorithms, Programming Paradigms and Relational Databases
Deep working experience applying statistics and machine learning techniques to real-world problems and data and deploying models to production
Hands-on experience with SQL and tools to access databases
Fluency in Python or R and disposition to learn any of the following languages: C#, Java, Scala
Solid understanding of a wide range of open source data mining/machine learning/big data programming models and frameworks (e.g. Scikit-Learn, Spark, H2O)
Working experience with cloud computing services such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform
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