Lead Data Scientist

Atlanta, Georgia
Sep 22, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time




Cox Automotive’s 30,000+ team members are transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars. We’ve built the strongest portfolio in the industry with
more than 25 brands, providing industry-leading digital marketing, software,
financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers,
manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem.   Our brands include familiar names andn industry leaders such as Autotrader®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, Dealer.com® and Dealertrack®. With these top automotive properties, Cox Automotive has the best and most comprehensive vehicle data assets in the industry.




The Lead Data Scientist plays a pivotal role in a highly visible business unit within the organization. Cox Automotive is leveraging machine learning and its vast data assets to personalize Cox Automotive products to customers. The lead data scientist will join a cross functional team developing machine learning solutions for the Cox Automotive ecosystem of applications. Collaborating with data engineers and subject matter experts, the lead data scientist will deliver results which support directional action by business teams across the Market Intelligence, Finance, Sales, Operations, Product, and Technology functions. They will partner with other data scientists to establish best practices and thought leadership for a machine learning platform to serve all of Cox Automotive.




  • Develop a thorough understanding of
    business problems through interviewing stakeholders and subject matter experts
  • Derive what is critical and what is extraneous to solving the business problem. Understand the data requirements for formulating the solution
  • Research new data sets and determine their quality and feasibility
  • Manipulate data to support various statistical techniques
  • Build machine learning models appropriate for each business problem
  • Collaborate with data engineers to ensure solutions are successfully operationalized
  • Effective story telling with data. Interpret and communicate analytic results to analytical and non-analytical business partners and executive decision makers




  • Passionate about machine learning. A thought leader who researches latest tools, techniques, and trends and looks for innovative approaches
  • Always learning – about data science, industry, market, business, etc.
  • Critical thinking skills. Ability to assess a situation from multiple points of view
  • High personal and professional standards; unassailable integrity and ethics
  • High-energy and self-starter personality.
  • Strong structured coding skills.
  • Team Oriented- able to train, develop, and mentor other data scientists.




  • Masters or PhD in computer science, analytics or other relevant
    line of study required
  • At least 10+ years’ experience performing advanced quantitative
  • Experience with data visualization tools
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Kmeans, NLP, Naive Bayes, SVM, etc. Experience with recommendation engines.
  • Applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.
  • Experience with common data science toolkits in R and Python
  • Experience working in with AWS environments
  • Experience with relational databases and proficiency in query languages such as SQL

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, Dealer.com®, 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. www.coxautoinc.com

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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