Principal AI Data Scientist - REMOTE in Scottsdale, AZ at Discount Tire Corporate Careers

Date Posted: 11/10/2021

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Job Description

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. You will lead various AI efforts involving computer vision, deep learning, and nlp in addition to other machine learning model builds. You will not only work on large scale projects to provide value to the customers but are also routinely involved in building our internal R&D capability to have an edge in the analytics industry. You will lead some of the most strategic and very complex problems.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Builds and validates machine learning models of high risk/reward problems utilizing large scale data from multiple data sources and methodologies.
  • Uses machine learning techniques to create data-driven solutions for various business use-cases.
  • Writes programs utilizing existing libraries and methodologies.
  • Interprets, communicates, and presents analytic results to C-Level executives and below.
  • Consistently collaborates with fellow data scientists, data engineers, business partners, project managers, cross-functional teams, key stakeholders, and other domains to drive business value.
  • Leads AI best practice sharing opportunities and knowledge of industry trends and innovations in data science.
  • Leads projects with external partners and vendors to develop solutions to meet business needs while resolving any issues that may arise.
  • Contributes to the organization's data strategy and roadmap.
  • Embeds and drives the organization with the most up-to-date AI methodology.

Job Requirements


  • Applied expertise in artificial intelligence with experience applying natural language processing, computer vision (image processing), and deep leaning. Need to have the capability to leverage current mature mainstream AI application tools and methodology
  • Proficiency in machine learning with familiarity and actual applications of scikit-learn library machine learning techniques such as decision tree, gradient boosting, XGBoost, etc. for regression, classification, or segmentation problems
  • Programming expertise in Python with familiarity with cloud environments (AWS, Databricks, etc.)
  • 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, data engineers, multiple stakeholders across the business, and with external partners
  • Intellectual curiosity, a passion for data, and a results orientation


Educational Requirements:

Master's or PhD degree in a quantitative field with 5+ years of data science experience


Work Days:

Normal work days are Monday through Friday.  Occasional Saturdays and Sundays may be necessary.


Work Hours:

Normal work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional hours may be necessary.