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John Deere Sr. Data Scientist in Urbandale, Iowa

There are 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa (US-IA) - Urbandale

Function: Data Science & Analytics

Title: Sr. Data Scientist - 67507

Your Responsibilities

This position can be remote

As a Sr. Data Scientist, at John Deere in Urbandale, IA, you will work as a part of the ISG analytics team to generate high-value business insights on agronomic and geospatial analytics projects. The role will work with large and diverse data sets aiming to solve a variety of questions posed by the business. This individual will lead the identification of the required data sources and implement methodologies to assess and cleanse data to the level required to address the business need. In addition, you will;

  • Model and frame business scenarios that are impactful on critical business problems and/or decisions connected with dealers and customers

  • Articulate these value propositions in the form of stories from data

  • Execute modern machine learning methodologies (Boosted Trees, Neural Networks) as well as have solid fundamentals (linear and logistic regression models, feature engineering), and utilize these to frame business scenarios that impact critical business problems and/or decisions connected with dealers and customers

  • Implement algorithms that extract information from machine-generated data and analyze it in an efficient manner

  • Work closely with the Data Infrastructure teams to ensure data is stored efficiently and in such a way to facilitate the required analytics

  • Extract and organize data independently using technologies such as Spark and SQL

  • Proactively apply analytical techniques to prospect for business insights and find patterns in data which could be valuable for the business

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position

Proven Technical Skills and Experiences

  • In depth knowledge of current analytical methods and techniques and be able to utilize these to execute and lead in a team environment

  • Experience using SQL and Python

  • 2+ years of experience applying analytical methodologies and techniques on advanced projects, being able to demonstrate the development of algorithms and predictive models to solve business issues

  • 2+ years of experience working on cross-functional/divisional projects

  • Ability to communicate complex analytical insights in a manner which is clearly understandable by the business partners

Interpersonal, Leadership and Teaming Competencies

  • Demonstrate external publications in the field of data and analytics

  • Experience analyzing agronomic and geo-spatial data sets

  • Experience of leading multi-functional project teams, especially following the Agile methodology

Education (or equivalent work experience)

Ideally, you will have a degree or equivalent work experience in the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant study area is required (e.g. mathematics, statistics, advanced analytics)

  • Master's Degree is strongly preferred

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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