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Data Scientist

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1081593
Date Updated: May 21, 2019

At JCPenney, we share a passion for serving customers, supporting our communities and being the best retailer for all families. As a company founded on the Golden Rule, our success is rooted in the belief that we treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. At every touchpoint, customers discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort.

Working at JCPenney means joining a dedicated team of associates who are encouraged to be uniquely themselves in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It is a place where careers prosper, accomplishments are celebrated and diversity flourishes. It’s a place that’s meant for you.

We are looking for an experienced Data Scientist to join our Digital Platform team working on jcp.com and Omnichannel initiatives, with a focus on Big Data and Cloudtechnology. You will work on challenging, mission-critical projects and will work in conjunction with other engineering and business teams to drive and develop cutting-edge technology solutions in an AGILE Environment. You are passionate about developing analytics models to unlock measurable incremental revenue and demonstrated success in using analytics to drive product growth and success.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Apply your expertise in machine learning/data mining techniques and build forecasting, prediction, segmentation, recommendation and fraud detection systems in retail domain
  • Collaborate with product and engineering teams to solve business problems and identify opportunities
  • Build ML algorithms to drive personalized and relevant customer experience
  • Extend/augment company data with third party data, enhance data collection procedures to include information required to build analytic systems
  • Assist with designing and building infrastructure to facilitate analytics and experimentation
  • Present results and make recommendations in a clear manner to leadership
  • Provide thought leadership and mentor data science community across the organization

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or Statistics and minimum 2 years of hands on experience in data science/machine learning
  • Understanding of software engineering best practices, development and validation of machine learning algorithms
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning algorithms: Clustering, Regression, Decision forests, k-nn
  • Proven track record working on distributed, scalable cloud platforms. Good scripting and programming skills
  • Knowledge in Cassandra or Hadoop platform is critical. Hands on experience with data modeling, data loading, optimization, and warehousing techniques and technologies in either of the following: Teradata, Hive, Python, Spark, NoSQL, or Cassandra
  • Experience in data ingestion/extraction (Hive, SQL), data manipulation (Python, Spark, R, Hive) and machine learning development (R, Python, Spark, H2O)
  • Strongly prefer experience in retail ecommerce or related domain
  • Strong customer service and communication skills, ability to interact with diverse team of people across business and engineering

Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports JCPenney stores and supply chain facilities nationwide. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise. On-site campus amenities include health clinic, pharmacy, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 24-hour fitness center and free garage parking.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

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Job Title: Data Scientist
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1081593

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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