Senior Principal Data Scientist

Full time

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Who we are

Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world’s most admired brands, Toyota is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We’re looking for diverse, talented team members who want to Dream. Do. Grow. with us. This position is based in Plano, TX, with a hybrid mix of some in-office time and some remote work.

To save time applying, Toyota does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas or any other work authorization for this position currently.

Who we’re looking for

Toyota’s Information Technology Experiences (OneTech) organization is looking for a passionate and highly motivated Principal Data Scientist I for the Office of Data Science and Automation (ODSA), Data, Analytics, and Data Science department.

The primary responsibility of this role is to serve as a technical domain expert in AI and machine learning (ML), guiding machine learning architectural design decisions, developing, and reviewing models and application code, and ensuring high availability and performance of our machine learning applications.

Reporting to the Chief Data Scientist, the person in this role will support the ODSA’s objective to recast its relationship with business functions from a provider of technology to a business partner capable of innovating business practices through the delivery of technology services and data science.

What you’ll be doing

  • Drive the creation, delivery, and evolution of ML models and software components that enable state-of-the-art intelligent systems, collaborating with the Business, Data, Product, Architecture, Engineering, and Platform teams.
  • Lead large-scale AI and ML initiatives with customer needs in mind.
  • Leverage cloud-based architectures and technologies to deliver optimized ML models at scale.
  • Promote best practices in all aspects of the engineering and modeling lifecycles.

What you bring

  • Master’s degree or higher in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or a similar technical field experience.
  • 7+ years of experience designing and building data-intensive predictive analytics/machine learning and AI solutions in a production environment.
  • 5+ years of experience in major supervised learning and unsupervised learning models and algorithms
  • Experience programming with Python, PySpark, and/or Scala.
  • Experience with the full Machine Learning development lifecycle using modern technology in a business-critical setting.
  • Experience with database query languages.
  • Applied statistical experience, including knowledge of statistical tests, distributions, regression, maximum likelihood estimators, etc.

Added bonus if you have

  • Doctoral degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or a similar technical field.
  • Working experience in the automotive or manufacturing industry.
  • Experience partnering with technology peers responsible for data architecture and distributed computing infrastructure/platforms.
  • Experience in AWS, GCP, or Azure cloud platforms.

What we’ll bring

During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:

  • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect.
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement.
  • Vehicle purchase & lease programs.
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family.
  • Flexible work options based on business needs.
  • Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute.
  • Paid holidays and paid time off.
  • Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, childcare, schools, and more.
  • Tax-Advantaged Accounts (Health Savings Account, Health Care FSA, Dependent Care FSA).

Belonging at Toyota

Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. Respect for all is our North Star. Toyota is proud to have 10+ different Business Partnering Groups across 100 different North American chapter locations that support team members’ efforts to dream, do and grow without questioning that they belong. As a company that has been one of DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity and a member of The Billion Dollar Roundtable supporting minority and woman-owned suppliers for over 10 years, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business.

Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.


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