PepsiCo Careers

Senior Data Scientist/Machine Learning Engineer

New York City, New York

United States - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 154660BR

Job Description

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PepsiCo operates in an environment undergoing immense and rapid change, driven by eCommerce and emergent retail technologies. To ensure continued success in the food and beverage space, PepsiCo has assembled a dedicated eCommerce team – tasked with optimizing eCommerce operations and developing innovations that will give PepsiCo a sustainable competitive advantage. While tied closely to broader PepsiCo, the eCommerce group more closely resembles a start-up environment; embracing the core values of having bias for action, being results oriented, maintaining a community-focus, and prioritizing people.

PepsiCo’s Data Science and Analytics group is a team of data scientists, technology specialists, and business innovators who operate within eCommerce to build industry-leading systems and solutions. By focusing on machine learning and automation, the Data Science & Analytics group is pushing the bounds of possibility for PepsiCo and its strategic partners.

What you will do:

  • Build machine learning systems to understand the cross-channel grocery ecosystem
  • Lay the groundwork for reinforcement learning systems for eventual operations optimization
  • Perform statistical analysis across diverse datasets to drive and measure performance
  • Work with PepsiCo’s strategic partners to expand their technical capabilities, thereby creating a more robust data environment
  • Utilize natural language understanding techniques to uncover insights from contextual data
How you will do it:
  • Script using Python
  • Stochastically optimize function approximators using Tensorflow
    • (But we can read Theano, MxNet, Caffe, Chainer, PyTorch, etc code if needed)
  • Optimize networks on a team server with 4 Tesla V100s (Nvidia’s new model with TPU cores).
  • Store and access relational data in a SQL database
What will make you successful:
  • Comfortable designing and developing machine learning solutions to novel business problems using a variety of data sources
  • Expertise with various complex modeling approaches; building on top of modern academic models such as ConvLSTMs, Adversarial Sampling, Neural Language Models, etc
  • Propose custom solutions to business problems
  • Willing to experiment with different approaches and capable of applying new insights
  • Clearly and concisely communicate complex ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Capable of outlining your approach to business problems in formal presentations forums and in writing
  • Passion for continuous learning and actively following modern research


  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer/data science, engineering or equivalent, Masters preferred
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong background in Python programming (Java/C experience and willingness to learn can be substituted)
  • Deep understanding of statistics and statistical best practices
  • 3+ years experience with data pipeline, web scraping, and/or automation solutions
  • 3+ years experience with relational databases and database best practices
  • Program management/project coordination experience
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Ability to work and influence cross-functionally
  • Interest in Machine Learning/Deep Learning a plus

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Regular

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