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Sr. Data Scientist

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Polaris Industries Inc.

Minneapolis, MN

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The Post Sales Surveillance Data team is responsible for early identification of emerging product safety and quality issues through data mining, issue analysis, root cause identification, reporting and monitoring. The Sr. Data Scientist will be working closely with other team members to drive technical strategy for the issue identification methodology, analyze new data sources, design experiments, test hypotheses and oversee roadmap execution. This role will also provide guidance on expanding the capabilities of the team through the use of statistical, algorithmic, mining, natural language processing and visualization techniques. Finally, in addition to advanced analytics skills, the Sr. Data Scientist will be responsible for evaluating, integrating and supporting architectural designs for database and cloud computing environments.

Ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter that enjoys innovating, creating and constantly improving functionality in a dynamic, results-driven environment.


Collaborate with the Post Sales Surveillance team to develop analytical approaches to identify potential emerging issues through data analysis and issue detection

Establish consistent methodology and roadmap for data analysis and organization

Determine data requirements and validation criteria for new data sources

Design and execute data quality tests for structured and unlabeled datasets

Manipulate high-volume, high-dimensional data from varying sources to perform data exploration, highlight patterns, anomalies, relationships and trends and apply results to business problems

Apply scientific method to design, create, tune, and interpret machine learning models

Drive discussions on user requirements and functionality with Information Systems teams related to Post Sales Surveillance team’s data and systems needs

Collaborate within the PSS team and cross-functionally to arrive at actionable insights

Clearly communicate analysis findings, summarize results and provide recommendations

Leverage organizational learnings to drive continuous improvements in data governance


7 years of work experience in analytics or statistical methods

MS/PhD education in a quantitative discipline (mathematics, physical sciences)

Excellent analytics and problem solving skills and ability to use data exploration to generate insights

Strong knowledge of statistical methods and predictive/analytical modeling techniques and practices

Previous experience with statistical modeling, text mining and analytics, and/or machine learning in a business setting

Proficiency with data structures, data preparation, rationalization, and processing

Strong SQL skills for use in handling preparation and processing of large datasets

Working knowledge of R, Python or other programming languages

Strong written and verbal communication skills (technical and non-technical)

Exposure to AWS and Azure technical stacks

Demonstrated collaborative team leadership and engagement

Understanding of vehicle technologies including design intent, function and intended performance in the field


US - Minneapolis, MN



Education Requirements

Master's Degree or MBA Preferred

Years of Experience Required

7 Years Experience

About this location

This opportunity is located approximately 30 minutes from Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.  These neighboring cities consistently rank as two of the United States' top cities to live in. Minneapolis's thriving art scene, outdoor culture (even in the winter), affordable prices, and friendly atmosphere make this Midwest metropolis a perfect place to live.

Company info

Polaris Industries Inc.
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Company Profile
At Polaris, making great products is not just a job - it is a way of life. That is why our creed is etched in steel at the entrance at each of our locations. Our employees are not only building and designing our machines, they are also enthusiastic riders. This gives us the competitive edge as we work together to make the riding experience better.

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