Senior Data Scientist


Position Summary:

As a Senior Data Scientist, you will drive the development and implementation of Machine Learning and Artificial intelligent techniques for Penske next-generation Supply Chain & Logistics products. With a robust background in data science and industry experience with machine learning, coding, and distributed computing systems such as PySpark, your role will be instrumental in establishing and advancing Penskes predictive analytics capabilities, particularly at the enterprise level.

In addition to your hands-on contributions, you will serve as a mentor to less experienced data scientists, guiding them towards professional growth and instilling a culture of best practices within the team. As a Senior Data Scientist, you will simultaneously navigate multiple projects, each of significant scale and complexity, with potential organization-wide impact. You will be expected to provide detailed analysis, formulate project approaches, and define their scope. Success in this role involves extensive cross-functional collaboration with customers, vendors, and suppliers.

Major Responsibilities:

Strategic Opportunities and Process Improvement:

• Collaborate closely with diverse stakeholders to identify and define complex business problems

• Conduct comprehensive ROI analysis to establish the feasibility of potential projects

• Contribute to building business cases for significant, enterprise-wide analytics initiatives

Data Evaluation and Analysis:

• Identify appropriate data sources to answer intricate business questions

• Extract, blend, cleanse, and organize data, leveraging automated ETL processes

• Visualize data to facilitate understanding and decision-making

• Identify and address outliers, missing or incomplete records in the data

Model Building and Implementation:

• Identify appropriate techniques and algorithms for model construction

• Develop, test, and fine-tune machine learning models

• Construct applications and embed models for enterprise-level use

Communication and Leadership:

• Actively engage in best practices discussions with team members regarding modeling activities

• Provide regular updates on project activities and results with the team

• Participate in and lead discussions about Penskes data-driven vision and strategy

• Act as a mentor for junior data scientists, fostering their growth and development

Exploring New Technologies and Industry Trends:

• Stay abreast of business trends in the logistics industry

• Evaluate new technologies and assess their potential application to our business

Qualifications for External Candidates


• 6 years of experience along with a master’s degree in Engineering, Operations Research, Statistics, Applied Math, Computer Science, or related quantitative field required

• 4 years of experience along with a PhD in Engineering, Operations Research, Statistics, Applied Math, Computer Science, or related quantitative field preferred.

• Minimum of 4 years of experience designing and building machine learning applications using both structured and unstructured datasets.

• Demonstrated proficiency in Python, or other high-level scripting languages, with practical experience in programming.

• Extensive experience in distributed computing frameworks, such as PySpark, is required

• Proven expertise in the application of advanced Machine Learning and Deep Learning techniques in a business environment is a must.

• Solid experience with SQL.

• Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously

• Experience translating complex data insights into strategic recommendations for non-technical stakeholders.

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Strong ability to collaborate with different functional teams and stakeholders with both tech and non-tech backgrounds.

• Demonstrated ability to mentor and guide junior team members.

• Familiarity with model deployment, MLOps practices as well as exposure to containerization technologies (like Docker) and orchestration systems (like Kubernetes), will be considered a significant asset, although not strictly required.

Physical Requirements: • The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines. • While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg. • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Penske Logistics Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. Visit to learn more.

Job Family: Common

Address: 100 Gundy Drive

Primary Location: US-PA-Reading

Employer: Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P.

Req ID: 2406093

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