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Data Scientist

Location: Bangalore, KA, India - Manyata Embassy Business Park, SEZ, G3 Wing A (Teak) Bloc, Floor 7-10
Job ID: 1096316
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Mar 6, 2021

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Data Scientist  

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. 

Bangalore 

 

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.  

The data science team within JCPenney’s Analytics Center of Excellence (ACOE) is a cross-functional team that solves complex problems across various functional areas. As a Data Scientist in our data science team, you will leverage your technical skills, business acumen, and creativity to extract and analyze massive data sets and translate complex findings in a structured and clear manner to a non-technical audience. The data scientist will also be a data science evangelist across the ACOE and mentor junior team members. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with partners and decision makers across multiple business functions to identify opportunities to add value using analytics. Areas cover marketing, customer experience, digital, store operations, supply chain, and other operational functions in retail.  

  • Help define business objectives and translate the business questions into analytical questions, ideate and develop solutions with advanced analytics concepts and techniques 

  • Build proof-of-concept analyses and models with clearly defined and measurable success metrics to demonstrate value and feasibility 

  • Lead the scaling and operationalization of analytical solutions ensuring capture of intended value at enterprise level 

  • Share concepts and insights clearly with business partners through visualizations 

  • Work with partners in IT throughout the solution development process from data acquisition to implementation of decision systems.  

  • Evangelize data science by sharing the art of the possible with the business community 

  • Add to existing best practices in data science and champion adoption of best practices across the organization 

  • Keep current with retail analytics landscape and help create value at JCPenney using the knowledge 

 

 

 

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Engineering/Statistics/Physics or a similar discipline is required.  

  • 4 years of data science experience with a Master’s and 2 years of experience with a PhD 

  • Possesses strong analytical thinking, logical reasoning, and excellent communications skills  

  • Very good understanding of common machine learning algorithms including regression, classification, neural networks, etc. with experience in real world applications of these algorithms 

  • Experience with data and feature engineering to support various analytical approaches 

  • Strong database experience with advanced SQL skills  

  • Ability to work with data on distributed platforms (like Hadoop) using tools such as Hive  

  • High proficiency in using tools like R and Python for data science activities 

  • Proficiency with data visualization tools, such as Tableau, R Shiny, MicroStrategy, etc. 

  • Strong understanding of data infrastructure (cloud and non-cloud) 

  • Research publications are a plus but not required 

 

 

Job Title: Data Scientist
Location: Bangalore, KA, India - Manyata Embassy Business Park, SEZ, G3 Wing A (Teak) Bloc, Floor 7-10
Job ID: 1096316

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