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Principal Scientist, Data Science

Requisition Id:  279561
Business Unit:  Brokerage

Atlanta, GA, US, 30349


Solutions driven success.


XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation services, with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets. At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. If you’re looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO. 


As the Principal Scientist, Data Science, you’ll turn data into information, information into insight and insight into business decisions. You will conduct full life-cycle analysis to include requirements, activities, and design. In our team, you’ll have the support to excel at work and the resources to build a career you can be proud of.


Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and more.  


What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Lead and guide a team of data scientists and analysts to implement models and measure success throughout the organization
  • Research cutting-edge machine learning and statistical models, identify opportunities to implement into daily operations and locate and define new process improvement opportunities
  • Communicate with technical and business-oriented audiences
  • Interpret data and analyze results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports
  • Contribute to the development of databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality
  • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and support creation of databases/data systems
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  • Filter and clean data by reviewing computer reports, printouts and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems
  • Work with management to prioritize business and information needs

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 5 years of experience in advanced quantitative analytics
  • Experience with Airflow, Power BI, Tableau, as well as Python, R, CPLEX
  • Strong experience with SQL, VBA, data mining, data models and integration/extraction technologies
  • Experience using statistical modeling (logistic regression, SVMs, etc.) to solve business problems
  • Knowledge of statistical modeling techniques, including linear/logistic regression, classification (decision trees, random forests), Support Vector Machines (SVMs), neural networks, etc.

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Advanced degree (MS/PhD) in Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science, Economics, Physics or another analytics-related field
  • 7 years of experience in quantitative analytics
  • Hands-on experience with the core concepts of pricing, revenue and supply chain management
  • Great track record of monetizing analytical insights (from R&D to solution/product design and delivery)
  • Demonstrated experience with database design, data models and integration/extraction technologies
  • Experience with text analytics (semantic analysis)
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze and disseminate information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Knowledge of time series analysis (including forecast reconciliation) and statistical assumptions
  • Successful stakeholder engagement with quantifiable financial impact on operational performance
  • Transportation/Logistics, Travel, Hospitality industry experience

Be part of something big.


XPO is a leading provider of world-class solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team – energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.

XPO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with XPO policies which are in place to safeguard our employees and customers.


All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Review XPO's candidate privacy statement here. 

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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