Lead Data Scientist

Charlotte, NC, USA Req #1928
Thursday, November 17, 2022

At Odyssey, we believe high expectations are the key to everything. When we strive to become better than what we are, everything around us becomes better, too.  Odyssey strives to foster an environment that allows employees to develop new ideas and thrive. With our advanced technology, global network and integrated processes, we regularly break new ground for clients and are able to offer logistics careers that cultivate successful professionals and develop existing talent.

Our team is comprised of logisticians, engineers, technicians and supply chain experts, as well as professionals in other administrative and specialized areas who work at multiple locations across the United States, as well as in our international operations in North America, Europe and Asia.

For more information, please visit www.odysseylogistics.com

Summary / Primary Role:

The Lead Data Scientist will provide key support to the Global Data Services team through development of a robust AI/ML footprint within the organization, and well as helping guide the strategic use of data science principles throughout the Data and Analytics ecosystem. The Lead Data Scientist should be passionate about understanding Odyssey’s businesses and be driven to leverage technology to solve the most complex business challenges.   


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

(Management may amend or assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time)

  • Review and approve methodologies used for advanced analysis projects (predictive models, clustering/segmentation, etc.) by junior team members and others
  • Identify the right lines of questioning for solving business challenges
  • Strong AI/ML development for both conceptual design and practical deployment
  • Lead complex projects using wide breadth of data sciences and advanced techniques
  • Lead prototyping (what –ifs) supporting pilot programs for R&D purposes
  • Familiarity with large scale data processing tools like Hadoop and Spark
  • Perform research and analysis on large data solutions
  • Design and implement scalable predictive models, classifiers leveraging machine learning, data regression
  • Work closely with software engineers and architects to extract, transform and standardize data for optimal use for analytic tools 
  • Work with Data Engineering and Application Devs to incorporate data best practices
  • Establish strong relationships with all stakeholders and ensure work is prioritized according to business need and opportunity
  • Work closely with product teams to implement algorithms to enable data driven business decisions
  • Provide peer leadership to Junior team members. 

Qualifications and Key Skills:

(The following are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills or ability required for this position)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Data Science/Analytics, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Physics, Finance, Business or a closely related field 
  • 5+ years of experience in practical and production ready data science application, particularly AI and ML decision making or decision augmenting tools 
  • Ability to analyze various kinds of data and concluding actionable insights
  • Experience in developing new data pipelines and optimizing existing pipelines 
  • Demonstrated ability to connect business needs to data science tools for continual and scalable use 
  • Exceptional technical writing skills 
  • Ability to communicate complex data in a simple, actionable way 
  • Strong analytical background, preferably statistics part of the academic curriculum
  • Ability to work independently and with team members from different backgrounds 
  • Excellent attention to detail 

Work Environment:

Normal office environment.   


Physical Demands:

Must operate normal office equipment such as a phone and a computer.  Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.   

We offer competitive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Choice of medical plans with FSA, HRA and HSA options;
  • Company-paid dental and life/disability Plans; 
  • 401K with company match;
  • Preferred vendor discounts;
  • Work-life balance

No relocation allowance will be considered unless specifically addressed. All applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Odyssey does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

Other details

  • Job Family Technology
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Charlotte, NC, USA