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Principal Data Scientist

| Austin
About Us: 
We’re an Innovation Lab operating within The Home Depot developing competitive edges with predictive analytics. We get to have a significant impact on a 100+ Billion dollar company both online and in the stores. We work on high impact projects across the company. Our team, consisting of top-notch scientists, software engineers, and product managers, is small with little hierarchy – everyone is highly visible and has an opportunity to make an impact.
About The Role: Retail is going through an enormous transition where Big Data plays an increasingly prominent role. The successful candidate will be responsible for thought leadership of data science and software design in taking the solution from concept to final prototype to help The Home Depot navigate the changing retail landscape. We are looking to take analysis and modeling to the next level. The vision for this role is to lead a team and leverage statistical modeling and machine learning techniques to conceptualize, implement, and execute scientific solutions from the ground up, employing techniques and methods that are appropriate, effective, and leading-edge across the retail industry to drive business decision making.
▪ Lead, mentor a team of talented data scientists to deliver advanced analytics solutions
▪ Design analytic solutions leveraging advanced statistical modeling and optimization that are best suited to solve the business problems
▪ Provide thought leadership and establish a technical strategy and roadmap for advanced analytics 
▪ Communicate timely and effectively both verbal and written to the peers, team, managers, and senior leadership team
▪ Partner with Product Management and Engineering teams to develop scalable intelligent solutions to drive business impact 
▪ Stay current with advancements in optimization, statistical modeling, programming techniques and advocate them where appropriate 
Requirements: The primary function of this role is to serve as both a technical leader and people manager, with expertise in data science and business applications. The candidates for this position need to drive the end-to-end solutions from defining business problems to developing an intelligent solution.
• PhD or Masters degree with 8+ years experience in Statistics, Mathematics, Econometrics, Machine Learning, or related discipline 
• 3+ years managing a team of data scientists
• Expert knowledge of R, Python or other statistical computing programming languages
• Strong communication and presentation skills with business stakeholders and technical teams
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in customer analytics in B2B or B2C industries
• Experience in Cloud Platform analytics technologies 
• Experience working cross-functionally with product and engineering teams
• Consulting experience
Our Benefits:
• Competitive base and bonus package
• Restricted Stock awards and Employee Stock Purchase Program
• Competitive Benefit Package that covers you and your family
• Open and Flexible PTO
• 401(k) and after one year eligible for matching company contribution
• Stocked kitchen with frequent breakfast tacos and a catered weekly lunch
• Work Life Balance
• Located in the heart of downtown Austin
• Start Up Culture - Big Company Benefits
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We occupy the top two floors of the Scarbrough Building, on the southwest corner of 6th and Congress.

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BlackLocus Benefits Overview

Highly competitive base and bonus
Excellent work-life balance
Health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability insurance starting day one, FSA/HSA
Generous vacation policy
6 weeks fully paid time off for new parents and 12 weeks maternity leave for birth mothers; an onsite mother’s room
401(k) eligible for matching company contribution after one year
Employee stock purchase program
Downtown Austin office filled with natural light
Garage parking or commuter pass reimbursement
Fully stocked kitchen with a wide variety of healthy snacks, tons of drinks, and an espresso maker
Weekly catered lunches, happy hours and other fun outings

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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
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Stocked Kitchen
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