Principal Data Scientist at C.H. Robinson (Minneapolis, MN)

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
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We are on a mission to disrupt the logistics industry and take our technology to new heights with data science. Our Data Science department is quickly growing core capacities in multiple areas and is looking to add a candidate strong are in advanced mathematics and statistical modelling; From digitizing the search experience with recommendation algorithms, to optimizing core quoting and costing engines, we are dedicated to the art of understanding the preferences of our users, carriers, and customers build machine learning models that deliver optimized quotes to customers and relevant freight to our carriers.

From designing systems that monitor data streams to send signals and alerts to business users, to adding machine learning pipelines that enhance existing algorithms embedded into our industry leading platform products, everything you work on will have an impact. In this role, you will help to improve the world's supply chains, and develop a deep expertise in cutting-edge statistical and mathematical techniques, while partnering with our team of technologists to impact major business decisions at CH Robinson.

C.H. Robinson recognizes the importance of workplace flexibility. We are committed to providing a remote-friendly work environment, both now and in the future. Our global technology teams will continue to have the flexibility that enables you to work where you are most effective, whether that be remote or in the office.

Responsibilities:
  • Build, develop, and maintain models used in the core search and recommendation functionality of our flagship web and mobile freight-booking platform for carriers
  • Test, evaluate, and deploy new models and features to achieve better outcomes for key metrics
  • Work collaboratively with other data scientists, our engineering team, and business stakeholders to craft solutions with a holistic view of the problem
  • Communicate the factors of an algorithmic decision process to non-technical stakeholders
  • Partner with data engineers to build reliable data pipelines and to optimize them for model training as well as automating critical analysis tasks
  • Take ownership of a machine learning model lifecycle from requirements scoping all the way through model development, deployment, and continual evaluation of outcomes


Required Qualifications:
  • BS in Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field with 2+ years of experience or equivalent academic experience with a masters/PhD program in a relevant field.
  • Proficiency with a modern programming language (e.g., Python or R)
  • Experience interacting with databases (e.g., writing SQL queries)
  • Experience developing and training ML and/or statistical models
  • Familiarity with standard modeling techniques including model evaluation and testing (e.g., statistical significance testing, cross validation)


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with software engineering for data science applications
  • Experience using data visualization techniques for data analysis and model explainability
  • Familiarity with basic feature selection and dimensionality reduction methods
  • Familiarity with Airflow, Azure Cloud, FastAPI, Docker, Kubernetes, Snowflake
  • Values a diverse and inclusive work environment


Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

C.H. Robinson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe in equality for all and celebrate the diversity of our employees, customers and communities. We believe this increases creativity and innovation, drives business growth and enables engaged and thriving teams. We're committed to providing an inclusive environment, free from harassment and discrimination, where all employees feel welcomed, valued and respected.

Affirmative Action Employer/EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran

Benefits

Your Health, Wealth and Self

Your total wellbeing is the foundation of our business, and our benefits support your financial, family and personal goals. We provide the top-tier benefits that matter to you most, including:
  • Two medical plans (including a High Deductible Health Plan)
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Enhanced Fertility benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Account (including employer contribution)
  • Dental and Vision
  • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Paid and floating holidays
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off to volunteer in your community
  • Charitable Giving Match Program
  • 401(k) with 6% company matching
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Plus a broad range of career development, networking, and team-building opportunities

Dig in to our full list of benefits on OUR CULTURE page.
More Information on C.H. Robinson
C.H. Robinson operates in the Logistics industry. The company is located in Eden Prairie, MN. C.H. Robinson was founded in 1905. It has 17478 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 55 open jobs at C.H. Robinson, click here.
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