Cummins Inc. Senior Data Scientist in Columbus, Indiana

Senior Data Scientist


Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

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Our Business Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity in Columbus, IN or Nashville, TN for a Senior Data Scientist.


Solves complex analytical problems using quantitative approaches through a combination of analytical, mathematical and technical skills. Researches, designs, implements and validates complex algorithms to analyze diverse sources of data to achieve targeted outcomes by leveraging complex statistical and predictive modeling concepts.

Participates in projects to support key objectives and business goals through the use of data science methodology

Leverages advanced analytics and data science to solve complex business problems

Creates multiple algorithms using complex statistical methodologies through the use of statistical programming languages and tools

Partners with domain experts to verify model capabilities

Partners with IT resources to enable appropriate data flow/data model, development using appropriate tools/technology, rapid prototyping and informs the design of analytical products

Partners with less experienced employees on data science tools and methodologies

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in statistics, information systems or related field required. PhD or Master’s degree in Statistics, Econometrics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or equivalent experience preferred


Minimum of 4 years of professional experience


  • Solid knowledge in statistics, applied mathematics, machine learning and optimization algorithms

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in developing machine learning algorithms in a commercial setting

  • Demonstrated skill in the use of one or more analytic software tools or languages (e.g., Python, R, SAS, SPSS). Python preferred.

  • Demonstrated skill at data cleansing, data quality assessment, and using analytics for data assessment. Demonstrated skill in the use of applied analytics, descriptive statistics, and predictive analytics on industrial datasets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with cross functional technical team to deliver advanced algorithms from raw coding (Matlab, Python) to AWS (Amazon Web Services) ingestion format. Specifically, developing and deploying algorithms for our cloud environment.

  • Perform exploratory data analysis for discovering insights

  • Understanding correlations between engine parameters, filter-to-engine parameters and J1939 standards is highly desirable

  • Develop, verify, and validate predictive or prescriptive analytics

  • Work on extracting, cleansing, and integrating data from various sources. Work alongside software developers to translate prototype algorithms into products and services

  • Foster relationships with business team members by being proactive, displaying an understanding of the business processes and by recommending innovative solutions. Communicate project output in terms of customer value, business objectives, and product opportunity

Compensation and Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience plus bonus. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits .

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Commons Office Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Jan 16, 2019, 8:31:27 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180007QM