R&D Senior Data Scientist

Job Description

Auto req ID: 181250BR

Job Description

As a R&D Senior Data Scientist here at PepsiCo, you will have the opportunity to apply your technical knowledge by working on business-critical projects with the R&D snack product development teams. The teams translate strategic market objectives into new products and processes, optimize designs per consumer response and select winning ideas for commercialization.

The R&D Senior Data Scientist will support these teams by proactively obtaining data and information from various sources and analyzing it to provide a better understanding of R&D Innovation performance; build AI tools that automate certain processes within Global R&D; design experiments that effectively analyzing results to provide guidance to R&D project teams; and create various Machine Learning-based tools or processes within Global R&D such as predictive models and recommendation engines.

Successful candidates thrive in an environment of fast-paced, consumer-driven product and process development.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • MS or PhD in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or other quantitative Science/Engineering field.
  • 3-4 years (with MS) or 1-2 years (with PhD) of experience manipulating data sets and building statistical models, internships included
  • Strong problem-solving skills with an emphasis on R&D innovation applications
  • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, SQL, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets
  • Experience working with and creating data architectures
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with their application
  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision trees, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages and drawbacks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular


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