Senior Data Scientist

Full time

Employment Information


Here at Discount Tire, we celebrate the spirit of our people with extraordinary pride and enthusiasm. As America’s largest independent tire retailer, specializing in tires & wheels, we have over 1,000 store locations and continue to grow every year. Our consistent growth over the last 60 years, the loyalty of our customers and passion of our people makes Discount Tire a great place to work.

Even more exciting, Discount Tire is predicting, embracing, and driving the changes expected in the Automotive Industry. Leadership believes Data and Analytics are a competitive advantage. As such, we are leveraging an established world class data environment so that this position can help us to solve a wide range of complex business problems. The Senior Data Scientist (Solution Dedicated) leads the ongoing technical enhancement and refinement of an incredibly important and high visibility analytical solution for the organization. Due to the nature of this role and the criticality of the analytic solution, this role will frequently interact with technical experts from various segments in the company and present to C-Suite executives and other management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Builds and validates analytics solutions utilizing large scale data from multiple data sources and ensures adoption of the model. Drives continuous improvement to the existing solution.
  • Understands complex business needs and identifies potential use cases in more than one business unit.
  • Performs the analysis and mining of very large quantities of data using a deep knowledge of a specific domain to find patterns and insights utilizing statistical software
  • Writes code for the scope of work being done. Assists in development of data science standards for the department.
  • Identifies data that is necessary to complete the analysis and improve the validity, predictability, and accuracy of models.
  • Interprets, communicates, and presents analytic results to C-Level executives and below
  • Consistently collaborates with fellow data scientists and frequently interacts with business partners, project managers, cross-functional teams, key stakeholders, and other domains to build analytics capabilities and drive business value.
  • Continually strengthens knowledge of analytical methods, vendors, and tools and shares knowledge by participating in best practice sharing opportunities


  • 4-6 years of data science experience
  • Strong knowledge/ability in simulation, linear programming or optimization projects
  • 3 years of programming experience in Python and able to demonstrate proficiency at an advanced level.
  • Ability to work with large data sets from multiple data sources.
  • Ability to communicate complex analytics concepts and techniques to C-Level executives and below
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other data scientists and multiple stakeholders across business unit(s) and with external partners.
  • Intellectual curiosity, a passion for data and a results orientation.

Educational Requirements:

Master’s degree in a quantitative field including but not limited to data science, analytics, and statistics.

Discount Tire provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


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