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Data Scientist (Mid or Senior)

We are people who want to make a difference.

Everything we do starts with people. It’s what makes us different from all other car companies. If you share our belief in the power of people and our passion for human-centric innovation, you will thrive together with brilliant, like-minded colleagues who are committed to making a true difference?


What We Can Offer

Our human-centric focus is what makes us different from all other car companies, and it’s at the heart of everything we create. Volvo Cars is on an ambitious journey to redefine the customer experience in automotive through digital technology.


Our vision is simple – creating the freedom to move in a personal, sustainable and safe way – and the goals we’ve set up to support it are bold and ambitious. We’re building an organization full of creative, diverse and talented people working to build new, exciting digital products and services supporting those goals.


We have cross-functional product teams in Sunnyvale, Shanghai, Stockholm and Gothenburg who create digital consumer experiences spanning the Volvo Cars portfolio of brands. We’re looking for team members to join our organization who think about technology problems and opportunities in exciting and different ways – creative and enthusiastic thinkers who want to change the world with us here at Volvo.


Job Purpose

We are looking for Data Scientists who are passionate about creating the state-of-the-art technologies and their applications! You will play a key role in the team by supporting the cross-discipline functions and leading the development of advanced analytics to ensure world class customer satisfaction and quality performance.


We are open to mid and senior-level candidates! Position will be based out of our Sunnyvale, CA R&D facility!


What You Can Bring

  • Support the development of interesting new proof of concepts. Identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions. Use large data sets to find opportunities for product and process optimization and using models to test the effectiveness of different courses of action.
  • Ability to explain the results to colleagues and management and put it into a Volvo Cars context.
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.
  • Develop A/B testing framework and test model quality.
  • Coordinate with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes.
  • Conduct research of state-of-the-art data science
  • Communicate and mentor team members


Who You Are

  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science/Mathematics/Statistics or closely related fields with 5+ years of industrial experience; or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science/Mathematics/Statistics or closely related fields with 2+ years of industrial experience
  • 5+ years of experience developing using program languages including Python, SQL, Java, JavaScript
  • 5+ years of experience developing using software and platforms including Kafka, Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark, Spring Boot, AWS, and Tableau
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience with backend development
  • 5+ years of experience working with real world big data projects
  • 3+ years of experience working with deep learning frameworks including Tensorflow or PyTorch


Preferred qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science/Mathematics/Statistics or closely related fields with 5+ years of industrial experience
  • 3+ years of experience with online sales and order management system
  • Records of published research in peer-review conferences or journals


Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 


In the spirit of a human-centric environment, we strongly believe in the well-being of our employees as well as their families. There are generous health and wellness programs that begin day-one with the company as well as a wide variety of other benefit programs including a comprehensive 401(k), potential for retention & company bonuses, and an opportunity to be a brand ambassador through our car incentive programs! Furthermore, in an effort to build the workday around our employees, we also offer remote flexibility working options. . Lastly, to build on our commitment for equal parenting roles for all genders, we recently launched a new parental leave policy which offers up to 24 weeks of leave at 80% of base pay.

Most importantly, Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Sunnyvale, CA, US

Job requisition ID:  55112

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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