Data Scientist

Location: Austin, TX

Department: Data Science

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

About Us:

We’re an Innovation Lab, operating within The Home Depot, finding competitive edges with predictive analytics.  We get to have a massive impact on a 100 Billion dollar company, given that we are impacting product pricing, assortment, margins and share.   We are the tiger team, focused on the CEO’s agenda, and we work on the high impact projects across the company, not in one functional area.   We're a polyglot team combining science with engineering, and we are lean and experimental.  We're engineers, analysts and scientists. We look for high leverage problems and attack them with the freedom to take risks. Our team is small, with little hierarchy so everyone has an opportunity to make an impact.

The Role:

The primary role of this position is to design, develop and execute statistical models, techniques and methods that are appropriate, effective and leading-edge across the retail industry to help meet or exceed The Home Depot’s objectives.  Specific responsibilities of the position may include

  • Developing data intelligence and in-house knowledge on online pricing and assortment
  • Conducting exploratory and solution-focused analysis of online and store data
  • Designing, developing, and testing measurement metrics and reporting on online pricing 
  • Validating results and performance of solutions
  • Creating and delivering presentations to Home Depot executives related to solutions, models and business analytics
  • Conducting research into new or alternative methods and techniques


The primary requirement for this role is a solid training and demonstrated expertise in quantitative fields, such as operations research, statistics, economics, and business analytics. In addition, candidates for this position need to possess the ability to solve analytical and software problems, think creatively and work effectively with teams of professionals engaged in tackling real-world business problems.

  • Masters degree with 2 years industrial experience in Operations Research, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, or related discipline
  • Experience in dealing with large data sets and a solid understanding of Big Data technologies and applications (AWS, Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive, Hbase, etc.) is a plus
  • Experience in database management (MS SQL, MySQL, Postgres, etc) and developing analytic solutions using statistical tools (e.g. R, SAS, or similar)
  • Strong programming skills with a solid understanding of object oriented languages and principles
  • Solid hands on coding data science solutions in Python, Java, C++, or similar is a plus
  • Sound presentation skills and visualizing complicated data science results in Tableau or similar BI tool
  • Strong team player that is a has initiative and drive
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Curious and interested in learning about the core challenges facing The Home Depot, then crafting hypotheses to test
  • Willing to travel as needed


Our Benefits

  • Competitive base and bonus package.
  • Restricted stock awards and Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Very competitive benefit package that covers you and your family on day one.
  • Open and flexible PTO
  • 401(k)  eligible for matching company contribution after one year
  • Stocked kitchen with frequent breakfast tacos and a catered weekly lunch.
  • Work life balance
  • Located in the heart of downtown Austin.
  • Start Up Culture.  Big Company Benefits.
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