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Ford Motor Company Data Scientist in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Data Scientist

Job Description & Qualifications:

We are trusted advisers enabling Ford to see our business, know our customers and act in a meaningful way. We drive evidence-based decision making by providing timely, actionable and forward-looking insights to our One Ford business partners.

The Analytics Research and Development team within Ford’s Global Data, Insight and Analytics (GDI&A) organization is looking for a highly skilled quantitative analyst / data scientist to assist in all levels of problem formulation, model development, evaluation, and deployment. The analyst will have significant autonomy in conducting research and selecting modeling methodologies. You will have the opportunity to work with some of the brightest global subject matter experts that are transforming the automotive and mobility industries!

Analytics R&D is a cross-functional research team within Ford GDI&A that focuses on applying advanced quantitative methods to seek a wide variety of challenging problems across multiple business areas. Examples of past and current projects include: quantitative marketing analytics including large-scale consumer choice modeling and reinforcement learning; application of statistical, econometric, and machine learning techniques to economic and financial analysis; social network analysis; and quantitative financial risk management and portfolio optimization.


  • Research and apply quantitative techniques from fields such as statistics, econometrics, optimization, and machine / deep learning toward the solution of important business problems from many areas of the automotive and mobility industry

  • Enable evidence-based decision making by extracting insights from structured and unstructured data sets that are often large and high-dimensional

  • Collaborate with other teams within GDIA in the model development and delivery process

  • Identify new and novel data sources and explore their potential use in developing actionable business insights

  • Explore new technologies and analytic solutions for use in quantitative model development

  • Help maintain and improve existing models

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in quantitative field such as Statistics, Economics/Econometrics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, Operations Research, Cognitive Neuroscience, or Quantitative Finance

  • 3+ years of experience (including time spent as a graduate student) doing quantitative research in any of the following areas: econometrics, statistics, time series analysis, Bayesian methods, machine / deep learning, optimization / mathematical programming

  • 2+ years of experience in at least one of the following languages: Python, R, Scala, MATLAB, Java, C/C++/C#, SAS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in in quantitative field such as Statistics, Economics/Econometrics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, Operations Research, Cognitive Neuroscience, or Quantitative Finance

  • 1+ year of post-graduate work experience (in a business or post-doc setting) involving complex quantitative modeling and analysis in any of the areas mentioned under Basic Qualifications

  • Demonstrated skills in applying techniques from econometrics, statistics, and/or machine / deep learning to large, high-dimensional structured and unstructured data sets

  • Experience with big data technologies such as Spark, Hadoop, Map/Reduce, Hive, etc.

  • Experience with parallel / grid / GPU computing

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Comfortable working in an environment where problems are not always well-defined

Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we’re Built Ford Tough. We’re one team striving to make people’s lives better while creating value, delivering excellence and ultimately going for the win.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN visa holders may be considered.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

Auto req ID:



Ford Motor Company



Skill Team:

Global Data, Insights & Analytics (GDIA)