Lead Data Scientist - Remote (Milwaukee, WI)

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Auto req ID: 18085
Title: Lead Data Scientist - Remote
Job Function: Digital
Location: Remote
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Full or Part-Time: Full Time

At Harley-Davidson, we are building more than machines. It's our passion and commitment to continue the evolution of this storied brand, and heighten the desirability of the Harley-Davidson experience. To keep building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution, and emotion we need the best and brightest talent. We stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Are you ready to join us?

We maximize employee flexibility and well-being through a virtual mindset that supports our highly distributed, global workforce. We take an outcome-focused, people-centered approach to winning, including welcoming the best talent - wherever they may be.

This remote role is not tightly linked to a physical location and provides flexibility in where, when and how you accomplish your work.

Job Summary

The Lead Data Scientist supports the organization with consumer insight and analytics relative to global consumers and markets of Harley-Davidson products, services, and experience. The Lead Data Scientist will provide predictive and prescriptive analytics technical expertise within advanced analytics. This role is expected to manage and lead larger ad hoc projects identified by company leadership. May mentor other data scientists. The ideal candidate would have the following skill sets:

  • A true team spirit who thrives on working as part of and leading enthusiastic and energetic teams, and inspiring others; demonstrating a collaborative approach
  • Should be comfortable working on and leading multiple projects simultaneously
  • Comfort working with ambiguity; strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • A track record for achieving results, encouraging the inputs and ideas of others, and understanding the importance of active listening in the role.
  • Global perspective and understanding, thinking across borders and cultures.
Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and improve data science / advanced analytics capability, talent, and understanding throughout the company
  • Lead the development of large scale data science projects from the ground up, including: Frame data science problems; Identify clear lines of questioning; Extract, wrangle, and structure data from multiple source; Implement cutting edge classification, recommendation, simulation, sequence mining, and other models; Check your work against existing business knowledge; make decisions about project directions, conditions of success, and completion
  • Create clear and concise presentations of project results including, high quality visualizations to present to leadership
  • Proactively research industry trends, opportunities, and risks
  • Partner and mentor other Data Scientists to produce clear, concise, and repeatable code that can be used by other members of the team without explanation
Education Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in Statistics, Analytics, Economics, Computer Science, Physics, or a related field; An advanced degree in a related field is strongly preferred. PhD is a plus.
Experience Requirements

  • Typically requires 8+ years of related experience
  • Proven ability to integrate data from many sources, identifying yet unasked questions, and capitalizing on opportunities to advance business goals
  • Expert level knowledge of statistical methodologies, machine learning, and their underlying assumptions. Proven expertise in the use of either R (preferred) or Python for data science. Knowledge of additional analytical software like Tableau and Alteryx preferred but not required. Expertise with techniques and methodologies for analyzing large data sets
Harley-Davidson is an equal opportunity employer that continues to build a culture of inclusion, belonging and equity through our commitment to attracting and retaining diverse talent from all backgrounds, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We believe in fairness and providing a level playing field for all. We foster a culture that thrives on diverse perspectives and contributions to ignite the creativity and innovation to fuel our business and enhance the employee and customer experience.

We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. Learn more about Harley-Davidson here.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Direct Reports: No
Travel Required: 0 - 10%
COVID-19 Vaccine Required: No
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance


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More Information on Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Harley-Davidson Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Mountain View, CA, Kansas City, MO, Milwaukee, WI, Menomonee Falls, WI, Milwaukee, WI, Wauwatosa, WI, Tomahawk, WI, Valley View, OH and York, PA. Harley-Davidson Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 8412 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 24 open jobs at Harley-Davidson Motor Company, click here.
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