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Research Scientist - REMOTE

Product & Technology 

Role is 100% REMOTE! 

 

Office Depot Corporation is looking for a Lead Research Scientist to support multiple internal Business and Engineering groups. As one of the initial members of the central group, you will define the team charter, build Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and work with multiple internal business groups to build exciting data products. If you are passionate about data and creating exceptional customer experiences, we are looking for you!


To succeed in this Research Scientist position, you should have strong analytical skills and ability to us ML techniques to solve business problems. Research Science skills also include familiarity with several scripting languages and hypothesis testing.

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If you are detail-oriented, with excellent organizational skills and experience in this field, we’d like to hear from you.


Primary Responsibilities:

 

  1. Work across business groups to identify and prioritize customer and business problems.
  2. In partnership with Product Managers, translate business problems into analytical questions and form hypotheses which can be answered using data science techniques.
  3. Design, develop and evaluate ML models to solve the business problems and drive business growth
  4. Establish scalable and automated processes for large scale data analyses, model development, validation and implementation.
  5. Support Business Groups with ad-hoc reporting needs
  6. Establish AI/ML best practices, build Standard Operating Procedures which can be leveraged by other team members.
  7. Write high-quality documents that help provide insights to leadership and gain buy-in.

 

Education & Experience:

Level of Formal Education:  MS in in, Statistics, Economics, Machine Learning, Operations Research, Computer Science or any other quantitative field.


Years of Experience:  5+ years of experience.


Type of Experience:

  • Implementing and deploying large scale machine learning applications and tools
  • Translating business requirements into science problems. Independently define problem formulation and create scalable solutions

Language Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Technical Competencies:

  • Previous experience as a Research Scientist or in a similar role
  • Technical expertise with statistical modeling (Supervised/Unsupervised learning)
  • Knowledge of scripting language (Python, R, Perl or similar)
  • Advanced SQL and Excel skills


Skills and Ability:

  • Solid problem solving and conceptual thinking abilities
  • Great numerical and analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable in technical environments and eager to learn new systems as needed
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts and solutions at a level appropriate for technical and non-technical audiences
  • Time management skills, demonstrated success in handling multiple, sometimes conflicting priorities
  • Capable of balancing quick decision-making with attention to quality and accuracy


Personal Attributes:

  • Interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Executive level presence
  • Maintains positive attitude, high energy, and strong sense of urgency
  • Ability to learn quickly and think creatively
  • Resident expert on cutting-edge customer experience


Other/Preferred:

  • Ph.D. degree

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all required responsibilities and skills. Other duties and special projects may be assigned per business needs. Job descriptions are subject to change at any time with or without notice. 

 

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At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Physical:

  • Health Insurance
  • Wellness Fairs
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
  • Ergonomic Support
  • Return-to-Work Programs

Emotional:

  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Support Programs

Work-Life:

  • Location Events & Activities
  • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
  • Recognition & Rewards Programs
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Paid Holidays (as applicable by business unit)
  • Paid Time Off

Financial:

  • Retirement Programs
  • 401(k) Match
  • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
  • HSA Match
  • HRA Funding
  • Discounts/Perks
  • Life/Disability Plans

Community:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Volunteering & Mentorship

At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Emotional:

  • Employee Assistance Programs

Community:

  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

  • Description

    Overview

    Research Scientist - REMOTE

    Product & Technology 

    Role is 100% REMOTE! 

     

    Office Depot Corporation is looking for a Lead Research Scientist to support multiple internal Business and Engineering groups. As one of the initial members of the central group, you will define the team charter, build Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and work with multiple internal business groups to build exciting data products. If you are passionate about data and creating exceptional customer experiences, we are looking for you!


    To succeed in this Research Scientist position, you should have strong analytical skills and ability to us ML techniques to solve business problems. Research Science skills also include familiarity with several scripting languages and hypothesis testing.

    .

    If you are detail-oriented, with excellent organizational skills and experience in this field, we’d like to hear from you.


    Primary Responsibilities:

     

    1. Work across business groups to identify and prioritize customer and business problems.
    2. In partnership with Product Managers, translate business problems into analytical questions and form hypotheses which can be answered using data science techniques.
    3. Design, develop and evaluate ML models to solve the business problems and drive business growth
    4. Establish scalable and automated processes for large scale data analyses, model development, validation and implementation.
    5. Support Business Groups with ad-hoc reporting needs
    6. Establish AI/ML best practices, build Standard Operating Procedures which can be leveraged by other team members.
    7. Write high-quality documents that help provide insights to leadership and gain buy-in.

     

    Education & Experience:

    Level of Formal Education:  MS in in, Statistics, Economics, Machine Learning, Operations Research, Computer Science or any other quantitative field.


    Years of Experience:  5+ years of experience.


    Type of Experience:

    • Implementing and deploying large scale machine learning applications and tools
    • Translating business requirements into science problems. Independently define problem formulation and create scalable solutions

    Language Skills:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


    Technical Competencies:

    • Previous experience as a Research Scientist or in a similar role
    • Technical expertise with statistical modeling (Supervised/Unsupervised learning)
    • Knowledge of scripting language (Python, R, Perl or similar)
    • Advanced SQL and Excel skills


    Skills and Ability:

    • Solid problem solving and conceptual thinking abilities
    • Great numerical and analytical skills
    • Ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment
    • Comfortable in technical environments and eager to learn new systems as needed
    • Ability to communicate technical concepts and solutions at a level appropriate for technical and non-technical audiences
    • Time management skills, demonstrated success in handling multiple, sometimes conflicting priorities
    • Capable of balancing quick decision-making with attention to quality and accuracy


    Personal Attributes:

    • Interpersonal and leadership skills
    • Executive level presence
    • Maintains positive attitude, high energy, and strong sense of urgency
    • Ability to learn quickly and think creatively
    • Resident expert on cutting-edge customer experience


    Other/Preferred:

    • Ph.D. degree

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all required responsibilities and skills. Other duties and special projects may be assigned per business needs. Job descriptions are subject to change at any time with or without notice. 

     

    Read More Read Less

  • Benefits

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Physical:

    • Health Insurance
    • Wellness Fairs
    • Flu shots
    • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
    • Ergonomic Support
    • Return-to-Work Programs

    Emotional:

    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Support Programs

    Work-Life:

    • Location Events & Activities
    • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
    • Recognition & Rewards Programs
    • Flexible Work Schedules
    • Paid Holidays (as applicable by business unit)
    • Paid Time Off

    Financial:

    • Retirement Programs
    • 401(k) Match
    • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
    • HSA Match
    • HRA Funding
    • Discounts/Perks
    • Life/Disability Plans

    Community:

    • Charitable Giving
    • Volunteering & Mentorship
  • Benefits Part-Time

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Emotional:

    • Employee Assistance Programs

    Community:

    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion
  • About Us

    As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

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