Data Scientist - Smart Mobility Analytics

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Data Scientist - Smart Mobility Analytics
Ford Motor Company

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Ford Global Data Insight and Analytics (GDI&A) is a growing team that is looking for a Data Scientist to join the Smart Mobility Analytics team. We are looking for a high-potential analyst to assist in all phases of analysis. This is an exciting role that will interface with a wide variety of teams both within GDI&A and across the enterprise. This role with offer a broad spectrum of opportunities and will require a successful candidate to have strengths in both strategy and analytics.

  • Strategic Thinking: Able to influence the strategic direction of the company by identifying opportunities in large, rich data sets and creating and implementing data driven strategies that fuel growth including cost savings, revenue and profit
  • Modeling: Experience with creating ETL processes to source and link data, feature design and selection design and implement statistical / predictive models using edge algorithms on diverse sources of data and testing and validation of models.
  • Analytics: Utilize analytical applications like R, Python, SAS, Alteryx, to identify trends and relationships between different pieces of data, draw appropriate conclusions and translate analytical findings into business strategies.
  • Visualization: Create visualizations to connect disparate data, find patterns and tell engaging stories. This includes both scientific visualization as well as geographic using applications such as Tableau and Qlik.
  • Communications and Project Management: Capable of turning dry analysis into an exciting story that influences the direction of the business and communicating with diverse teams to take a project from start to finish. Collaborate with product teams to develop and support our internal data platform and to support ongoing analyses.
  • Engage in exciting and constantly evolving projects that will help to form the future of Ford Motor Company.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1+ years of experience with SAS, SPSS, Python, R, Java, MatLab, or other analytic / development platforms.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA or M.S. / Ph.D. in a science-based program with an emphasis on data analysis
  • Familiarity with big data and machine learning tools and platforms.
  • Project management experience and strong leadership skills
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic environment where problems are not always well-defined
  • Inquisitive, proactive, and interested in learning new tools and techniques
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always to go further.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.