Data Scientist/Software Development Specialist (Maplewood, MN)
Maplewood , Minnesota
November 23, 2017
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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Data Scientist and Software Development Specialist to join the Consumer Business Group's Analytics Center of Excellence located in Maplewood, Minnesota

Job Summary:
You will be part of a team developing world-class processes and tools for integrating machine learning and statistical computing into everyday business critical operations ranging from inventory optimization to consumer segmentation to multichannel marketing optimization. You will discover insights hidden in vast amounts of data, help synthesize and distribute information to improve business critical decisions, and prototype and build automated, intelligent systems.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Applying state-of the-art machine learning methods to diverse datasets
  • Collaborate to invent proprietary computational/decision support tools
  • Consuming, transforming, and cleansing large and varied datasets to support complex, innovative analysis
  • Executing ad-hoc analysis to support business critical decisions, and presenting results in a clear manner
  • Developing robust business-support applications to enable broad use of statistical computing and machine learning algorithms
  • Collaborate with teams developing new to 3M and new-to-the-world capabilities integrating computational intelligence into business operations

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Experience in machine learning and software development

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or higher or in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, or Statistics from an accredited university
  • Completed undergraduate and/or graduate course(s) in statistical computing and machine learning
  • Ability to develop applications using C++/C#, JavaScript/jQuery, HTML5
  • Database technology experience, including SQL/MySQL and NoSQL solutions
  • Experience with Big Data technologies (like MapReduce and Hadoop)
  • Proficient with statistical computing and machine learning toolsets including R and Python
  • Previous experience applying machine learning in a business/industrial setting
  • Proficient at employing machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, Neural Networks, SVM, Decision Forests, etc.
  • Agile - Scrum experience

Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: May include up to 5% travel
Relocation Benefits: Are not authorized for this position

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