Cox Automotive, a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is seeking a Data Scientist II to join our Atlanta, GA.&nbsp;<br />The Data Scientist II operates in a role anticipating future business needs and identifies opportunities for complex analysis. The data scientist will gather and analyze data to solve and address highly complex business problems and evaluate scenarios to make predictions on future outcomes and provide prescriptive solutions that support decision making. This individual will be able to explore and understand data and build advanced analytical models, then present and discuss the resulting models to any level of audience. The Data Scientist will design and drive the creation of new standards and best practices in the use of statistical data modeling, big data and optimization tools for Cox Automotive. Identify and direct special studies and analyses for unique business problems and scenarios. Proactively identify algorithms or products with high intellectual property content, evaluate their potential for patents, where appropriate oversee patent applications, and ensure intellectual property protection for Cox Automotive.<br />Cox Enterprises is a family-run operation that began nearly 120 years ago. As part of this great family business, we treat our team members and clients like they’re just that — family. This atmosphere has been instrumental to our success and has shaped our willingness to fuel epic innovation, drive unprecedented growth and deliver the mind-blowing, needle-moving, connected experience we promise.<br />Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars. Come join the transformation!&nbsp;&nbsp;<b>Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:</b><ul><li>Development, research, and exploration in the areas of statistics, machine learning, experimental design, optimization, and simulation&nbsp;</li><li>Interprets problems and develops solutions to business problems using data analysis, data mining, optimization tools, and machine learning techniques and statistics</li><li>Will act as a strategic thought partner; propose alternatives/solutions in alignment with requirements/objectives/timelines</li><li>Collaborate with client and Enterprise Data Products team to set analytic objectives, approaches and work schedule</li><li>Research and evaluate new analytical methodologies, approaches and solutions</li><li>Analyze customer and economic trends that impact business performance and recommend ways to improve outcomes</li><li>Design large scale models using linear and mixed integer optimization; non-linear methods; and, heuristics</li><li>Developing advanced statistical models utilizing typical and atypical methodologies.</li><li>Design and deploy data-science and technology based algorithmic solutions to address business needs for Cox Automotive. Identify, understand and evaluate new commerce analytic and data technologies to determine the effectiveness of the solution and its feasibility of integration with Cox Automotive’ s current platforms</li><li>Design large scale models using Logistic Regression, Linear Models Family (Poisson models, Survival models, Hierarchical Models, Naïve-Bayesian estimators), Conjoint Analysis, Spatial Models, Time-Series Models</li><li>Design large scale discrete-event and Monte Carlo simulation models</li><li>Interpret and communicate analytic results to analytical and non-analytical business partners and executive decision makers</li><li>Develops innovative approaches to accomplish short- and long-term objectives.</li></ul><br />Qualifications:Required Experience (minimum):&nbsp;</b><ul><li>Bachelor's or higher degrees in business, mathematics, computer science, industrial engineering or other related fields, and at least 5+ years’ experience performing advanced quantitative analyses.</li><li>Ability to manipulate, analyzes, and interprets terabytes of data. Ability to organize findings and translate into actionable insights using original or innovative techniques or style.</li><li>Ability to apply advanced statistical methodologies and mathematical operations to such tasks as cluster analytics, sampling theory and design of experiments, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, and factor analysis.</li><li>Intermediate to advanced experience in Statistical Software (e.g. R, SAS, SPSS) and database applications.</li><li>Working knowledge of SAS required.</li><li>Must have relational database experience.</li><li>Demonstrated experience in organizing, prioritizing, and coordinating complex team efforts</li></ul><br /><b>What We Look For (preferred):&nbsp;</b>Knowledge of general coding language (e.g. Python, Java, C++) is preferred.</li></ul><br /><p><strong>About Cox Automotive</strong></p><p>Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global company&rsquo;s 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader&reg;, Clutch Technologies, Dealer.com&reg;, Dealertrack&reg;, Kelley Blue Book&reg;, Manheim&reg;, NextGear Capital&reg;, VinSolutions&reg;, vAuto&reg;&nbsp;and Xtime&reg;,&nbsp;are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, tens of thousands of auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20&nbsp;billion.&nbsp;<a href="https: urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.coxautoinc.com&amp;d=DwMGaQ&amp;c=QvQrCjPtO9cKGOfGYlNgXQ&amp;r=8XOdfSnNPGfYdygIFasepOr51_P-gq_nFG4U11TpNp8&amp;m=Jh6Zy7GvradIiTfMSw66Ymm8GOdPPKiZxNk4BEzPrXs&amp;s=r_Rfb-QsOxFU77JGX0aGjL-LZ_EnnDrxYy3ybjvUlIk&amp;e=" rel="no-follow">www.coxautoinc.com</a></p><p>Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer – All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual&rsquo;s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.</p><p>Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations:&nbsp; Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services.&nbsp;&nbsp; Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

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