BlackLocus is an innovation lab operating within The Home Depot, a $150+ billion-dollar company and the top home-improvement retailer. In addition to collecting and enriching competitive intelligence, BlackLocus leverages the latter and other data sources in software products that provide prescriptive recommendations.
A BlackLocus Data Scientist solves difficult business problems with advanced statistics, machine learning, and optimization. They are responsible for thought leadership in data science and software design. Moreover, they participate in the full life cycle of analytics, from concept to final prototype. This specific position will focus on maintaining and enhancing BlackLocus’ pricing products.
The Home Depot is able to offer virtual employment of this position in the following states: AK, AZ, CA, GA, HI, ID, IL, KS, KY, ME, MA, MI, MN, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, RI, SD, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY
Standard Minimum Qualifications: Must be eighteen years of age or older. Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Education Required: The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor’s degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience:
Varies by degree and type of experience
Physical Requirements: Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
Additional Qualifications: – Demonstrated experience in predictive modeling, data mining and data analysis
– PhD in quantitative field (Statistics, Operations Research, Economics, Computer Science, etc.)
– Expert in Python
– Proficient in SQL
– Mastery utilizing statistical, machine learning, and optimization techniques
– Price recommendation and optimization experience
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies: – Action Oriented: Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm – Business Insight: Applying knowledge of the business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals – Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives – Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences – Customer Focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions – Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances – Nimble Learning: Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder – Optimizes Work Processes: Knowing the most efficient and effective processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement – Plans and Aligns: Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals – Self-Development: Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels
Innovating and Implementing Solutions for Customer Needs: Our data science associates at The Home Depot use cutting-edge technology and new retail concepts to create a seamless interconnected experience between e-commerce and 2,200+ retail locations.