Data Scientist II

Peoria, IL, United States

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Posted 8 months ago


JOB PURPOSE: To develop and provide team support for service data, problem identification and resolution, using quantitative methods such as simulations, data mining, and advanced statistical techniques to solve problems. The Data Scientist II contributes to this mission by leveraging their quantitative analysis, data management, modeling and/or data visualization skills. The principal responsibility of the Data Scientist is to support the Product Service Strategy team in the Distribution Services Division by analyzing and validating data with the purpose of driving insights and improvement opportunities for product group alignment and identifying opportunities for growth of advanced improvements. This person would work closely with Caterpillar teams to ensure more accurate service data and improved/automated authoring of data. This would also include refining the current labor time study data analytics and defining an upload method into a cloud-based environment. JOB DUTIES:1.) Gather, develop, document business procedures and guidelines for defining service data.2.) Develop and deliver training guidelines for product group personnel to be fully effective in both existing and future systems and applications for models created.3.) Communicate enhancement requests to Service Options Collaborator (SOC) Development Team for incorporating automation and data where possible. 4.) Lead improvement projects of functional support processes and maintaining high visibility to the service strategy team with the goal to consult on process options and head off potential data and reporting problems.5.) Provide team support for implemented solutions and analysis.6.) Analyze large quantities of data from various data sets, recommend solutions, make timely decisions, and communicate effectively with internal teams. The Data Scientist role has both a lead and participatory role in workshops, depending on subject matter.  Additionally, they are involved in solution design workshops, with valued contribution and responsibility to provide communications.  Incumbents have responsibility to update or develop process documents, along with assisting others in the maintenance of process documents. Problems and issues faced by this position require careful evaluation and reference to a large number of data points.  Position requires understanding and taking initiative with problems or situations that are unique or may significantly affect business results.  A successful incumbent knows what results must be achieved and must decide how to go about achieving those results. 


Basic Requirements:• Bachelor's degree required• 2+ years of professional experience utilizing quantitative analysis• Must be proficient with MS Office• Experience writing programs/queries with data analysis tools such as SAS, SQL, Python, Snowflake, Thoughtspot, Tableau, or Alteryx• Experience building and maintaining ETL data pipelines and workflows using Apache Airflow or similar tools• Knowledge of the software development lifecycle and best practices Top Candidates Will Also Have:• Experience with version control such as Git• Ability to work on increasingly more complex assignments and will have demonstrated strong leadership, initiative, interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively• Experience developing dashboards in visualization tools such as Tableau or Power Bi• Excellent analytical skills are essential • Experiences with different types of database tools such as DB2 and Snowflake• Ability to work independently • Must have ability to communicate effectively with team members and others in the work group, as well as other internal partners • Iterative, agile development style to support adapting business requirements Additional Information:• Relocation assistance is available for this position• Travel requirement is less than 10% Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - including  minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.
Job tags: Airflow Data Analytics Data Mining ETL Python SQL Tableau Travel