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Senior Data Scientist



Data Science
mossville, il, usa
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Career Area:

Business Technologies, Digital and Data

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

Role Definition
The Senior Data Scientist performs analytical tasks and initiatives on huge amount of data to support data-driven business decision and development.


  • Directing the data gathering, data mining, and data processing processes in huge volume; creating appropriate data models.
  • Exploring, promoting, and implementing semantic data capabilities through Natural Language Processing, text analysis and machine learning techniques.
  • Leading to define requirements and scope of data analyses; presenting and reporting possible business insights to management using data visualization technologies.
  • Conducting research on data model optimization and algorithms to improve effectiveness and accuracy on data analyses.

Skill Descriptors
Business Statistics: Extensive knowledge of the statistical tools, processes, and practices to describe business results in measurable scales; ability to use statistical tools and processes to assist in making business decisions.
Level Working Knowledge:
• Explains the basic decision process associated with specific statistics.
• Works with basic statistical functions on a spreadsheet or a calculator.
• Explains reasons for common statistical errors, misinterpretations, and misrepresentations.
• Describes characteristics of sample size, normal distributions, and standard deviation.
• Generates and interprets basic statistical data.

Accuracy and Attention to Detail: Understanding the necessity and value of accuracy; ability to complete tasks with high levels of precision.
Level Extensive Experience:
• Evaluates and makes contributions to best practices.
• Processes large quantities of detailed information with high levels of accuracy.
• Productively balances speed and accuracy.
• Employs techniques for motivating personnel to meet or exceed accuracy goals.
• Implements a variety of cross-checking approaches and mechanisms.
• Demonstrates expertise in quality assurance tools, techniques, and standards.

Analytical Thinking: Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis; ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve these problems.

Level Working Knowledge:
• Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue and determining its significance.
• Makes a systematic comparison of two or more alternative solutions.
• Uses flow charts, Pareto charts, fish diagrams, etc. to disclose meaningful data patterns.
• Identifies the major forces, events and people impacting and impacted by the situation at hand.
• Uses logic and intuition to make inferences about the meaning of the data and arrive at conclusions.

Machine Learning: Knowledge of principles, technologies and algorithms of machine learning; ability to develop, implement and deliver related systems, products and services.
Level Working Knowledge:
• Completes specific tasks and initiatives utilizing machine learning technologies, such as search engine optimization.
• Utilizes specific tools and techniques to process descriptive and inferential statistics.
• Applies specific computing languages and tools in machine learning, such as R and Python.
• Explores to use machine learning in one own areas to make business improvements.
• Conducts data mining and cleaning initiatives.

Programming Languages: Knowledge of basic concepts and capabilities of programming; ability to use tools, techniques and platforms in order to write and modify programming languages.
Level Working Knowledge:
• Participates in the implementation and support of specialized programming languages.
• Conducts basic reviews on writing a specific programming language within a specific platform.
• Assists with the design and development of R and Python, and SQL Server.
• Follows an organization's standards, policies and guidelines for structured programming specifications.
• Diagnoses and reports minor or routine programming language problems.

Query and Database Access Tools: Knowledge of data management systems; ability to use, support and access facilities for searching, extracting and formatting data for further use.
Level Extensive Experience:
• Writes, debugs and implements complex queries involving multiple tables or databases. Proficient with Snowflake database management.
• Works with aggregate functions, complex joins, groupings, dynamic and embedded SQL's (Structured Query Languages).
• Teaches others about query optimization techniques and facilities.
• Consults on query optimization, interactive queries, testing and verification.
• Evaluates all major database access tools and functions for distributed databases.
• Compares and contrasts the benefits and drawbacks of various SQL products.

Requirements Analysis: Knowledge of tools, methods, and techniques of requirement analysis; ability to elicit, analyze and record required business functionality and non-functionality requirements to ensure the success of a system or software development project.
Level Working Knowledge:
• Follows policies, practices and standards for determining functional and informational requirements.
• Confirms deliverables associated with requirements analysis.
• Communicates with customers and users to elicit and gather client requirements.
• Participates in the preparation of detailed documentation and requirements.
• Utilizes specific organizational methods, tools and techniques for requirements analysis.

Top candidates will also have:

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in R, Python programming, and PostgreSQL Server.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience with data visualizations in Tableau and PowerBI.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, math, or statistics. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Engine and generator set industry experience.

Additional Information:

  • Travel requirements will be less than 10%
  • This position is in Mossville, IL
  • Domestic relocation is NOT available
  • VISA Sponsorship is NOT available

This Job Description is intended as a general guide to the job duties for this position and is intended for the purpose of establishing the specific salary grade. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive summary of all responsibilities, duties and effort required of employees assigned to this job. At the discretion of management, this description may be changed at any time to address the evolving needs of the organization. It is expressly not intended to be a comprehensive list of “essential job functions” as that term is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Posting Dates:

July 8, 2024 - July 15, 2024

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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