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Data Scientist

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1109359
Corporate Positions
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Jul 19, 2022

Data Scientist

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 Cloud technology. 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.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ability to work with data on distributed platforms (like Hadoop) using tools such as Hive for data ingestions/extractions
  • High proficiency in using tools like R and Python for data science activities (data manipulation, modeling)
  • Proficiency with data visualization tools, such as Tableau, R Shiny, MicroStrategy, etc.
  • Strong understanding of data infrastructure (cloud and non-cloud)

What you get:

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.

About JCPenney:

JCPenney is the shopping destination for diverse, working American families. With inclusivity at its core, the Company's product assortment meets customers' everyday needs and helps them commemorate every special occasion with style, quality and value. JCPenney offers a broad portfolio of fashion, apparel, home, beauty and jewelry from national and private brands and provides personal services including salon, portrait and optical. The Company and its 50,000 associates worldwide serve customers where, when and how they want to shop - from jcp.com to more than 650 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In 2022, JCPenney celebrates 120 years as an iconic American brand by continuing its legacy of connecting with customers through shopping and community engagement. Please visit JCPenney's Newsroom to learn more and follow JCPenney on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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

Job Title: Data Scientist
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1109359

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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