Senior Data Scientist

Irvine, California
Sep 11, 2019
Data & Analysis
Metro Area
Los Angeles
Full Time

At Cox Automotive, our data scientists are responsible for leading the development of advanced analytics models to solve our customers’ problems, improve our products and services, and inform internal business operations and strategy. They will work closely with business stakeholders as the subject matter expert on the application of statistics and modeling across multiple leading digital automotive brands.




Day to day, the Senior Data Scientist will:



  • Anticipate future business needs and identify appropriate opportunities for modeling, simulation, or machine learning


  • Gather and analyze data to solve and address highly complex business problems, make predictions on future outcomes, and provide prescriptive solutions that support decision making


  • Be involved in all phases of analytics projects including question formulation, research, development, implementation, testing, and maintenance


  • Explore data and build advanced analytical models, then present and discuss the resulting models to any level of audience


  • Qualifications:Required:


    Bachelor's degree in math, statistics, operations research, computer science engineering, econometrics, quantitative social science, or other quantitative field OR an equivalent combination of education and work related experience


    5+ years of industry working experience performing advanced quantitative analyses


    Professional experience working with Python/R and SQL


    Professional experience with big data manipulation


    Proven ability to apply advanced statistical methodologies such as multiple regression model, mixed models, time series models (Bayesian preferred), neural networks, cluster analysis, text mining, and have prior experience in optimization, simulation, marketing mix, multivariate testing, ensemble modeling, graph algorithms


    Ability to apply advanced optimization methodologies such as linear and mixed integer optimization


    Ability to apply advanced simulation modeling methodologies and techniques.


    Must have relational database experience


    A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data


    Curiosity, humility, and empathy




  • Masters’ degree or Ph.D.  


  • Digital experience


  • Professional experience with software development practices


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    About Cox Automotive

    Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global company’s 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, tens of thousands of auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion.

    Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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