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Data Scientist - Site Search Relevancy - Ecommerce Product Group

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1087080
Corporate Positions
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Apr 6, 2020

Data Scientist - Site Search Relevancy - Ecommerce Product Group

We are looking for an experienced Data Scientist to join our Search and Findability team focused on utilizing advanced machine learning techniques to drive product discovery to new heights in their KPI performance. Our environment consists of a modern e-commerce stack where we utilize advanced technologies like machine learning and relevancy ranking. You will have a direct impact on the Search and Browse paths for millions of customers and drive conversions for millions of products on the way. As a successful Data Scientist on the Product team, you will be utilizing advanced data models and also work with an interdisciplinary team (Relevancy Engineers, UX Experts) while utilizing state-of-the-art tools (Snowflake, SOLR)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Apply machine learning and data science models to optimize product rankings and sorting options.
  • Improve product discovery by improving Search Product and Relevancy Ranking algorithms
  • Collaborate with Relevancy Engineers and Data Science group – recommend new models/ model improvements
  • 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 senior leadership
  • Provide thought leadership and mentor data science community across the organization
  • Contribute in Scrum meetings and process (Agile environment)

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • MS in Statistics, Computer Science, Applied Math, or a related quantitative field + 5-7 years’ experience in machine learning, data mining, or Relevancy Ranking
  • Excellent understanding of various machine learning techniques and their applications
  • Experience in data management, statistical analysis, and machine learning (e.g. Python, R, Spark, H20)
  • 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

What you get:

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.

About JCPenney:

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.

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

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Job Title: Data Scientist - Site Search Relevancy - Ecommerce Product Group
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1087080

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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