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Data Scientist

Date: Jan 12, 2019

Location: Akron, OH, US

Company: Goodyear

Location: Akron, OH
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes 



Position Description:

Are you interested in an exciting opportunity to drive success with data?  The Data Science & Analytics group at the Goodyear Innovation Center in Akron, Ohio does just that.  Since its inception, the group’s project portfolio continues to grow and includes areas of business, tire manufacturing, operations, and technology. The people in our Data Science group come from a broad range of backgrounds:  Mathematics; Statistics; Cognitive Linguistics; Astrophysics; Biology; Computer Science; Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, and Industrial Engineering; and of course - Data Science. This diverse group works together to develop innovative tools and methods for simulating, modeling and analyzing complex processes throughout our company.  If you like deriving insight from variability and complexity, then you will enjoy the challenge of working in this team. 


Principal Responsibilities:


We think you’ll be excited about having opportunities to:

  • Develop an understanding of the business, technology, manufacturing processes, and Data Science-related topics such as data systems (data sources, data gathering, data storage) and business analytics (business reporting procedures and KPIs)    
  • Independently perform Data Science tasks (including data exploration, cleaning, factor generation/selection, and data visualization) to support large-scale Data Science initiatives in our global team
  • Work closely with other data scientists to scale-up data solutions across diverse business and manufacturing applications
  • Share and present your ideas and successes with IT professionals and business stakeholders throughout the company.
  • Have an impact by helping us drive “best data practices” within the global organization


    Required Experience and Education:

    Master’s Degree in Data Science (or similar specialty) OR Bachelor's Degree in related field and 3+ years related practical experience.

  • Practical experience in:
  • Data science
  • Business analytics
  • Discrete event simulations
  • Operations research

Ph.D. in Data Science, Computer Science or similar technical field is desired.


Personal Skills/Attributes/and Qualifications:


Demonstrated knowledge in several subjects, in each of the following areas:

  • Applied Mathematics (linear algebra, graph theory, optimization, stochastic and dynamic programming)
  • Advanced Statistics (Bayesian inference, uncertainty quantification)
  • Computer Science (machine learning, data architecture, data management, programming, “big data” technologies)

Demonstrated experience with:

  • Cloud platform technology (AWS or MS Azure)
  • Data Science tools (e.g. Python, R, Java/Scala, Domino, Docker, Kubernetes)

Strong communication skills:  capable of conveying information concisely to diverse audiences; experience with communicating the dynamics of complex systems in a concise and clear manner.  Knowledge of foreign languages is helpful.

Good teamwork skills:  ability to network across a global organization; ability to convince and lead; active listening skills; ability to prioritize and follow through; ability to communicate and agree on expectations; ability to work in a team environment and deliver results on time.  We also value a good sense of humor!


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.

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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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