Data Scientist

Job Locations US-AZ-Tempe
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/30/2018 12:19 PM)
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Transdev on Demand (TOD)


Transdev, formerly Veolia Transportation, is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of passenger transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.


Overview of Position:

Seeking a Data Scientist with strong statistical and machine learning knowledge, experienced in working with software developers, who brings curiosity and interest in developing deep product knowledge, and has the ability to engineer prototypes independently.


Work closely with software development, marketing, and other parts of the business to increase the impact that leveraging the use of data and analytics has on product development, revenue generation, customer satisfaction and more.


Other duties as required.


Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Strong SQL skills
  • Must have working knowledge of R and Python, along with relevant data science and machine learning libraries (dplyr, carot, pandas, scikit-learn, etc). Full proficiency in one or both languages is required.
  • Solid engineering/programming skills for use in prototyping and experimentation.
  • Proven experience connecting data/analytics and development to business goals.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.


Skills and Knowledge Preferred:

  • Experience in optimization, e.g. integer/linear programing.  
  • Experience working with a range of Analytics/BI tools. Experience with MS Power BI a plus.
  • Experience with econometrics, A/B testing, etc.
  • Experience with machine learning algorithms such as SVM and random forests.
  • Experience in statistical analysis, parametric and non-parametric statistics, and data mining.

Education required:
Degree in Operations Research, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field


Education Preferred:
Advanced Degree in Operations Research, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field


Experience required:
2+ years of experience solving large-scale data science problems


Experience preferred:
4+ years of experience solving large-scale data science problems



Travel Requirements:

Travel requirement outside of immediate area: occasional


Pre-Employment Requirements:

Drug testing and background check

Testing related to job requirements


Physical Requirements:

  • 100% of work is accomplished indoors
  • Long periods sitting in front of a computer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.



Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants.  Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status. 



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