Data Scientist


Cox Automotive is hiring a Data Scientist. The Data Scientist operates in a role anticipating future business needs and identifies opportunities for complex analysis. The data scientist will gather and analyze data to solve and address highly complex business problems and evaluate scenarios to make predictions on future outcomes and provide prescriptive solutions that support decision making. This individual will be able to explore and understand data and build advanced analytical models, then present and discuss the resulting models to any level of audience. The Data Scientist will design and drive the creation of new standards and best practices in the use of statistical data modeling, big data and optimization tools for Cox Automotive. Identify and direct special studies and analyses for unique business problems and scenarios. Proactively identify algorithms or products with high intellectual property content, evaluate their potential for patents, where appropriate oversee patent applications, and ensure intellectual property protection for Cox Automotive.

  • Must have at least 5+ years’ experience performing advanced quantitative analyses.
  • Ability to manipulate, analyze, and interpret terabytes of data. Ability to organize findings and translate into actionable insights using original or innovative techniques or style.
  • Ability to formula and apply advanced optimization methodologies such as linear and mixed integer optimization.
  • Ability to apply advanced statistical methodologies such as mixed model (random and fixed effects), simultaneous equations, neural networks, and multinomial discrete choice. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as cluster analytics, sampling theory and design of experiments, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, and factor.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience in Statistical Software (e.g. R, SAS, SPSS) and database applications.
  • Working knowledge of SAS required.
  • Must have relational database experience.
  • Knowledge of general coding language (e.g. Python, Java, C++) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in organizing, prioritizing, and coordinating complex team efforts.
  • Development, research, and exploration in the areas of operations research, statistics, machine learning, experimental design, optimization, and simulation.
  • Interprets problems and develops solutions to business problems using data analysis, data mining, optimization tools, and machine learning techniques and statistics
  • Will act as a strategic thought partner, propose alternatives/solutions in alignment with requirements/objectives/timelines.
  • Collaborate with client and Enterprise Data Products team to set analytic objectives, approaches and work schedule.

Why Cox AutomotiveCox Automotive, Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Manheim®, Autotrader®, Kelley Blue Book®, Dealertrack®, vAuto®, Xtime®, NextGear Capital® and a host of other brands. The global company has nearly 30,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises.

Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-GA-Atlanta-1001 Summit Blvd

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing