Senior Data Scientist (Austin, TX or Remote)

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The Home Depot is able to offer virtual employment of this position in the following states:
AK, AZ, CA, GA, HI, ID, IL, KS, KY, ME, MA, MI, MN, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, RI, SD, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY
For Nevada and New York City residents: The pay range for this position is between $110k and $160k. Starting salary may vary based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, the position being offered, location, education, training, and/or experience.
The Home Depot offers additional competitive financial and non-financial benefits, which may include a performance-based bonus program or a profit-sharing program depending on position.
Position Purpose:
BlackLocus is an innovation lab operating within The Home Depot, a $150+ billion-dollar company and the top home-improvement retailer. In addition to collecting and enriching competitive intelligence, BlackLocus leverages the latter and other data sources in software products that provide prescriptive recommendations.
A BlackLocus Senior Data Scientist solves difficult business problems with advanced statistics, machine learning, and optimization. They are responsible for thought leadership in data science and software design. Moreover, they participate in the full life cycle of analytics, from concept to final prototype. This specific position will focus on maintaining and enhancing BlackLocus' pricing products.
Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities:
55% Solution Development - Design and implement enhancements to BlackLocus' pricing products; Execute tasks with high levels of efficiency and quality; Make appropriate selection, utilization, and interpretation of advanced analytical methodologies; Effectively communicate insights and recommendations to both technical and non-technical leaders and business customers/partners; Clearly communicate impacts of recommendations to drive alignment and appropriate implementation
15% Project Management & Team Support - Work with project teams and business partners to determine project goals; Provide direction on prioritization of work and ensure quality of work; Provide mentoring and coaching to more junior roles to support their technical competencies; Collaborate with managers and team in the distribution of workload and resources; Support recruiting and hiring efforts for the team
15% Business Collaboration - Leverage extensive business knowledge into solution approach; Effectively develop trust and collaboration with internal customers and cross-functional teams; Provide general education on advanced analytics to technical and non-technical business partners; Deep understanding of IT needs for the team to be successful in tackling business problems; Actively seek out new business opportunities to leverage data science as a competitive advantage
15% Technical Exploration & Development - Seek further knowledge on key developments within data science, technical skill sets, and additional data sources; Participate in the continuous improvement of data science and analytics by developing replicable solutions (for example, codified data products, project documentation, process flowcharts) to ensure solutions are leveraged for future projects; Define best practices and develop clear vision for data analysis and model productionalization; Contribute to library of reusable algorithms for future use, ensuring developed codes are documented
Environmental Job Requirements:
Environment:
1. Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Travel:
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS:Standard Minimum Qualifications:
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Education Required:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience:
Varies by degree and type of experience
Physical Requirements:
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
Additional Qualifications:
Demonstrated proficiency in predictive modeling, data mining and data analysis
Preferred Qualifications:
- PhD in quantitative field (Statistics, Operations Research, Economics, Computer Science, etc.)
- Expert in Python
- Proficient in SQL
- Mastery utilizing statistical, machine learning, and optimization techniques
- Price recommendation and optimization experience
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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Location

We are lucky to be located right in the heart of downtown Austin, with our office on the top two floors of the historic Scarbrough Building on the corner of 6th & Congress. Beautiful views of both the Capitol building, and the Congress St bridge welcome you on both floors!

An Insider's view of BlackLocus

What's something quirky about your company?

Within my first few weeks at BlackLocus I was able to see that there’s a community for any interest I may have, e.g., reading, travel, running, volunteering. We all spend a lot of time at work and I feel lucky that I can work at a place that values me as not only a technical professional but also as a person with a multitude of varied interests.

Michael

Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

BlackLocus is part of The Home Depot, a retail business. We use clever approaches in data analytics to dream up novel solutions to address age-old retail concerns like pricing, delivery, and assortment at a massive scale. Each new project aims to help drive day-to-day retail decisions and make a major impact in revenue performance.

Crandall Chow

Technical Lead

How does the company support your career growth?

We have so many excellent company resources at our fingertips -- defined growth paths, mentorship programs, courses -- though some of my biggest learnings have come from our informal peer to peer 'teach me something' sessions. That's one of my favorite ways we retain our homegrown, communal culture within a larger organization.

Stephanie

Senior Manager, Product & Program Ops

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

My job is to enable all of BlackLocus to do great work! That means being an advocate for and getting to know everyone. For me, that looks like participating in other team’s meetings and finding opportunities for ME to make their work lives better. If you visit our office, come find me in the 8th-floor living room!

Meredith

Director of Product

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

In our trust-based environment, balance is crucial to the mental health of our team, which is more important than ever. BL provides 5 weeks PTO for our team, with additional time off as an option. We are adamant that you're able to attend recitals, appointments, or take an afternoon walk without worrying about work. That message or email can wait!

Jordan

HR Manager

What are BlackLocus Perks + Benefits

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

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Restricted work hours
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

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