Senior Data Scientist

Norfolk Southern Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 3 weeks ago

Requisition 15186: Senior Data Scientist

Job Description

The AI and Data Science team at Norfolk Southern Corporation uses cutting edge tools and technologies to solve business problems in the areas of IoT and predictive analytics, computer vision, and deep learning. Our Data Scientists are empowered by our massive Spark and GPU clusters where they can use tools like Python, R, Spark, Tensorflow, Keras, OpenCV, PyTorch, mxnet, etc. to uncover the secrets of the data and create robust algorithms at a very large scale. You will be working with extremely large datasets in a collaborative environment where you will utilize your quantitative background to create and evaluate robust algorithms for given business problems.

Principal Duties:

  • Effectively utilize appropriate statistical, Machine Learning, computer vision, and deep learning models to solve various business problems

  • Collaborate with various departments to identify opportunities for process improvement and developing analytics use-cases

  • Provide guidance, support and mentoring to junior team members

  • Evaluate accuracy and quality of data sources, as well as the designed models

  • Stays up to date with the latest models and changes in the technology

  • Develop custom data models and algorithms

  • Design and develop production ready code

  • Communicate results and implications to colleagues and business partners

  • Coordinate with application development teams to integrate developed models with existing applications

Job Related Experience:

Minimum Level: 2-3; Preferred Level: 3+ years of relevant experience (e.g. analysist, statistician, data scientist, team lead) or proven qualifications


Masters' required, Ph.D. preferred in following fields:

Preferred Majors: Computer and Information Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Engineering

  • Statistics, Engineering

  • Operations Research, Engineering

  • Systems Engineering, Mathematical Sciences

  • Applied Mathematics, Physics

Licenses / Certifications: Required: None listed, Preferred: None listed

Technical Skills:

  • Advanced machine learning techniques and algorithms, e.g. gradient boosting, random forests, neural networks, SVMs

  • Advanced statistical techniques, e.g. Bayesian, sampling and experimental design

  • Excellent knowledge in R and/or Python

  • Knowledge of big data and Hadoop-stack technologies, especially: Spark (preferably pyspark) and Hive is a plus

  • Knowledge of SQL and relational databases

  • Experience with sensor/signal data is a plus

  • Experience with image processing and Deep Learning is a plus

Skills and Abilities:

  • Planning and Organizing

  • Identifying and Considering Alternatives

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Communication Skills

  • Initiative

New Headquarters

  • Atlanta, GA

Norfolk Southern is in the process of constructing a vibrant & modern corporate HQ in Midtown Atlanta, GA. Our HQ is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2021. To check out a sneak peek, we've linked a playlist below.

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a Fortune 300 organization and one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers.

We are a team of more than 20,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation." As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

At Norfolk Southern, we believe in celebrating our individuality. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of our employees, we can create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. We know that employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. As such, we encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to our organization.

Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and, gender identity. Together, we power progress.

Don't just work here, Thrive here.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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Senior Data Scientist

Norfolk Southern