1+ months

Principal Data Scientist - 176290

Parsippany, NJ 07054
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Principal Data Scientist

Position Summary:

Are you a seasoned senior-level data scientist with deep curiosity, passion for innovation and desire to work collaboratively with business stakeholders to solve some of our most challenging problem?

The Principal Data Scientist will be responsible for driving measurable business outcomes and innovation in the experiences we deliver to our clients through the design, planning and execution of major data science and analytics initiatives. Their specific focus will be on embedding leading-edge machine learning and AI approaches into existing business processes, technology and innovating new ways to deliver better experience to our clients and technology enablement to our associates.

This individual will be a senior member of the Global Shared Services Analytics, a highly collaborative team, which provides data science and deep analytics support to solve the most challenging business problems here at ADP, including client experience, retention, pricing, contact center optimization and digital channel optimization.


  • Exceptional analytical, mathematical and problem-solving skills
  • 10-15 years of progressive experience building statistical and machine learning models
  • Demonstrated experience working within a Big Data environment (Hadoop, Hive, SQL)
  • Experience developing ML classification, regression models using Python and/or Scala
  • Experience working with structured, semi-structured and time-series data to build models.
  • Knowledge of R and Tableau are also preferred.
  • Ability to translate complex mathematical results and findings for executive audience
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with a reasonable degree of independence
  • Ability to effectively manage time to handle competing high priority projects


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define how analytics solution will be constructed: which existing will be integrated, how they will be integrated and what gaps in capability need to be filled.
  • Serves as design authority at a project level by understanding the business goals and technology constraints and designing appropriate solutions that create measurable impact to business.
  • Extract, merge, clean and normalize large-scale data from disparate sources in preparation for exploratory data analysis, model building and validation -- within a big data environment.
  • Develop, validate ML classification, regression models using Python or similar in order to directly answer business needs, and to positively impact business operations.
  • Prepare appropriate data visualizations and presentations to highlight findings and recommendations for both a technical and executive audience.
  • Promote a unified approach leveraging existing data sets and efforts while also ensuring collaboration throughout the organization to ensure adoption and common standard approach
  • Establish credibility as a trusted advisor to key stakeholders across the enterprise in order to drive business actions and outcomes based on results of your analysis.
  • Apply good business and financial acumen to create and assess business cases.
  • Implement appropriate mechanisms to track, measure the business impact of your work.


Education & Certification:

Advanced degree in Data Science, Machine Learning, and Computer Science highly preferred.


Travel estimated 10% but some situations may require more travel.

Evening and weekends as needed based on project deliverables.



We're designing a better way to work, so you can achieve what you're working for. Consistently named one of the 'Most Admired Companies' by FORTUNE Magazine, and recognized by DiversityInc as one of the 'Top 50 Companies for Diversity,' ADP works with more than 740,000 organizations across the globe to help their people work smarter, embrace new challenges, and unleash their talent. "Always Designing for People" means we're creating platforms that will transform how great work gets done, so together we can unlock a world of opportunity.

At ADP, we believe that diversity fuels innovation. ADP is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, genetic information, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful alien status, national origin, age, marital status, or protected veteran status. We support an inclusive workplace where associates excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.


Posted: 2019-05-31 Expires: 2019-10-09

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