Senior Data Scientist for Innovation - Retail Business Services

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Job Description

About Retail Business Services

Retail Business Services is the services company of leading grocery retail group Ahold Delhaize USA, providing services to five omnichannel grocery brands: Food Lion, Giant Food, The GIANT Company, Hannaford and Stop & Shop. Retail Business Services leverages the size and scale of the local brands to provide industry-leading expertise, insights and analytics to support their strategies. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we foster a community of belonging where everyone is valued. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Position Title: Senior Data Scientist for Innovation
Position Location: Quincy, MA

Position Summary:
For this Senior Innovation Data Scientist position, we're looking for someone with a strong desire and ability to develop ML models, NLP, and other AI and Voice code for Innovation projects related to Retail Grocery. The Senior Data Scientist helps ideate, establish Data Science best practices and mentor other members of the team to help them grow stronger.
The Propulsion Lab is the technology innovation arm at RBS. Our mission is to drive innovative thinking and behavior as we EXPLORE in-store problems, DESIGN solutions, EXPERIMENT with technology and ALIGN our work to value. We are working towards a vision of the Store of the Future, as we experiment around horizons 2 and 3 of innovation that connect to that vision. Like a startup accelerator within a corporation, the Propulsion Lab team helps bring these ideas to life.

What We Offer:
• Collaborative teams in an inclusive environment
• Flexible work arrangements
• Generous vacation and holidays
• Competitive benefits including a 401k match, HSA options, and education assistance
• A strong opportunity to make an impact and define the future

At RBS, we develop technology so customers can eat well, save time, and live better in a supportive environment where leaders know their team's strengths and passions while elevating their associates through collaboration and engaging team environments.
Requirements Basic Qualifications:
• 3-7 years of experience working in Data Science and Data Engineering
• Bachelors or higher in a field related to Data Science, Math, or Computer Science with AI/ML/NLP
• Hands-on experience developing AI/ML/NLP solutions
• Experience designing AI/ML pipelines and applied solutions to get the best accurate results
• Experience iteratively experimenting towards a solution to find the best possible outcomes based on the creative assembly of components
• Experience modeling outputs and evaluating experimental results
• Experience with Data Analytics and Engineering
• You are a data scientist who is passionate about applying the latest advances in the field.
• You can effectively communicate using strong verbal, written and listening skills
• Proficient in Python (including data science tools such as numpy, pandas, and sklearn)
• Proficient in collaborative software development using git.
• Proficient with cloud computing services, such as Microsoft Azure
• Experience with MLOps techniques and technologies
• Knowledge in the field of Natural Language Processing
• Knowledge of other programming languages, such as R, Scala, C++/C, SQL, is a plus
• Excellent diagnostic, debugging, and troubleshooting skills
• Must be able to adapt quickly to change without being afraid to take on new responsibilities in a fast-paced team environment while being proactive and action-oriented
• Must possess the ability to effectively communicate using strong verbal, written and listening skills
• Must work well in a collaborative team setting and have experience influencing others as well as following the path of others
• Ability to come up with creative ways to look at problems and solutions
Preferred Qualifications: (This may be in the job description, or can be added)
• Master's degree a plus
• Retail or Retail Grocery Experience a plus
• Experience within a startup environment or innovation team a plus
If you're a dynamic technology professional who wants to be part of a growing technology innovation team that strengthens thousands of retail stores with creative technology solutions, then we want to meet you!

A Day in the Life:
• This is a hands-on senior role that involves directly working with code and models as well as providing mentorship and leadership to the team
• Collaborate with Product Owners, IT and Data teams and brand representatives to understand retail business problems and the associated data in order to ideate and experiment on ways to bring value to the customers through AI Insights, NLP, enhanced work processes and forecasting/predictions
• Lead Discovery workshops and Tech Design sessions for AI Projects, often together with Product Owners
• Help team develop best practices for the Data Science team related to AI/ML/NLP, Experimentation, Discovery, Delivery and Scale-up
• Mentor less senior team members
• Define sprint plans for Data Science experiments based on technical designs
• Interact with Product Owners, the Retail COE and Brand reps as needed to fully understand solutions
• Develop AI/ML models, NLP and other code within an Azure DevOps environment
• Stay current on the latest thought leadership within the Data Science community
• Participate in project work and meetings with external partners such as MIT CSAIL and the A-Lab
• Facilitate understanding of AI projects and concepts for other technical staff members and leaders
• Use team-developed and industry best practices and work with team to improve on them
• You look for ways to continue to improve our processes as contributor and member of the AI team

What you Bring:
• 3-7 years of hands-on experience with ML, NLP, python, etc. related to Data Science projects
• Bachelors or higher in a field related to Data Science, Math, or Computer Science with AI/ML/NLP
• Creative can-do attitude that is proactive and not afraid to try something, fail and pivot
• Ability to visualize technical designs in a simple manner to improve understanding at all work levels
• Attention to detail with the ability to start simple and iterative build on an idea or project
• Comfortable within uncertainty and ability to shift between divergent and convergent thinking
• Retail or Retail Grocery Experience a plus

Dice Id : 90981423
Position Id : 21-041635
Originally Posted : 4 months ago
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