Senior Data Scientist (IS Centers Of Excellence)
Location: This position can sit in either the Northwest Arkansas, Chicago, or St. Louis location.SUMMARY: As a team member of the Information Systems Center of Excellence at Tyson Foods, you will be a critical thought leader of the newly formed data science practice. This role will participate in developing and leading the IS Center Of Excellence analytic capability building program. Apply deep, creative, rigorous thinking to solve broad business problems using advanced analytics and big data skill leadership and direct engagement of business leaders. Give a structure to a business problem that can be analyzed with the available data, and where necessary, gather, manipulate, and analyze large data sets from multiple sources. Initiate and drive insights into enterprise-wide analytic initiatives. Mentor data scientists in algorithm development and corporate and industry-wide analytics. Master the basics of machine learning and harness the power of data to forecast and predict patterns. Execute research and analytics, including data sources identification, processing, model/algorithm development, turning insights into actionable recommendation, presenting actionable recommendation and drive actions to business value creation. Possesses exceptional business acumen and collaborateclosely with various functional groups such as Product, Sales, Supply Chain, Marketing, and Technology. Identify and understand business problems from the perspective of business strategy, execution, and operations, and solve problems thathave the most value to the company. Propagate the power of predictive analysis to the business, and develop business cases to illustrate the improvements in decision-making from this data science.REQUIREMENTS:Ability to apply knowledge of multidisciplinary business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects and activitiesApplication of mathematical methods in predictive analytics, including regression, forecasting, risk modeling methods, and other advanced computational concepts.Experience with statistical analysis, quantitative analytics, and/or forecasting/predicting analytics to solve problems and deliver real value.Experience with applying machine learning using distributed systems like Hadoop, Hive, Spark or similar libraries.Proficiency across most modeling & machine learning techniques (regression, tree models, survival analysis, cluster analysis, forecasting, anomaly detection, association rules)Leveraging data visualization and analytic tools to grasp the business building insights in our data for solving ad hoc business problems, innovating on potential future solutions, and working with technology partners to translate innovations into robust, scaled, analytic solutions.Proven experience with driving new methods to analyze structured and unstructured data; introduces novel visualization and presentation paradigms to communicate discoveries.Be able to acquire and organize new data sets, mine data for patterns, visually represent data, and develop machine learning algorithms.Transform data into impactful business insights and expose opportunities, strategy recommendations and implementationplans to improve key performance metrics for the business.Evaluate model output, formulate and test hypotheses, weigh alternatives, and determine appropriate responses.Experience with deploying algorithms/data products into a production environmentExperience working in an Agile software development environment Lead projects effectively in an independent manner with minimal direct supervision.Education: MS+ with concentration in quantitative disciplines – Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, Quantitative Social Science or similar discipline.
8-10 years within data analysis field or discipline.
Communications Skills: Be effective communicators, self-motivated, and able to drive insights into actions that improve business results.Demonstrated leadership in applying analytic techniques to deliver actionable insights from data, strong written and verbal communication skills to influence others to take action, and demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities.Effectively communicate findings and solutions to a variety of audiences.Communicate complex data or algorithms into simple conclusions that will empower others to drive action based on the insights you derive.To view a full job description and submit your resume for consideration, click APPLY TO THIS POSITION below and follow the prompts.