Design Data Scientist

Location: Palo Alto, California US


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Job Number: 7197

External Description: At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have many opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation!

As a Data Scientist and Designer, you will work with a team of people in designing, developing, and testing new product and service prototypes. In particular, you will bring data-driven thinking and provide mentorship on the positive potential of intersecting intelligent technologies with human-centered design. You are confident around telling stories with data and using its power to unlock potential opportunities in new products and services. This is a versatile role suited to candidates who enjoy approaching a wide variety of problems within a small but capable engineering & design team! You will conceive and develop software that helps from data exploration & analysis that seek the constantly changing landscape in the transportation and mobility space.

What you'll be able to do:

  • Perform exploratory data analysis, crafting plots and interactive data visualizations, while implementing various machine learning, statistical and optimization techniques
  • Contribute & practice data science in a human-centered way, and to treat data as a richly complex and flexible medium for design
  • Conduct field research to build compassion for users' needs first-hand
  • Help integrate your prototypes and ideas with other interdisciplinary members of the lab to help bring them to life
  • A specialist in Data Science, but have the curiosity and desire to stretch across software, product and design
  • Confident and flexible leader of interdisciplinary teams where harmonious collaboration is imperative
  • You are agile and can flex between being fearless to move fast and detail-oriented to go deep, navigating the ambiguity of crafting for sophisticated, hairy problems
  • Comfortable vetting and aligning partners, and shepherding stakeholders on the journey of bringing experiments and pilots to life
  • A passion for design, a pulse in emerging trends and technology, and a developed point of view about your work

The minimum requirements we seek:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science or related field
  • 1+ years of experience as an engineer, scientist, design prototyper with prior
  • 1+ years experience in a creative and/or interdisciplinary culture in an academic or professional environment

Our preferred requirements:
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science or a related field
  • Expertise in at least one of: Python, Java, Scala, R or C++
  • Experience in designing, implementing and maintaining data collection pipelines
  • Strong portfolio of personal projects, presentations, or other things that show that you are passionate about a subject, took some initiative to learn about it, and applied it to a real problem
  • Proven experience in building automotive, transportation and mobility applications
  • University or shown experience working in cross-disciplinary teams using Human Centered Design Thinking Processes

What you'll receive in return:
As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.
Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
By choice, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

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Job Number: 51199BR

Community / Marketing Title: Design Data Scientist

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