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Home Depot Senior Data Scientist, Online in Atlanta, Georgia


This role will be responsible for building large-scale systems that analyze terabytes of data. By partnering with business leaders and leveraging company and industry data, this position will also develop algorithms and models to improve business objectives, in areas of online retail and marketing. The Sr. Data Scientist will be expected to operate with minimal supervision and mentor data scientists to complete analytical tasks and productionalize model-driven solutions.


40% -Design and develop algorithms and models to improve search and personalization; Establish scalable, efficient processes for large scale data analysis, model development and model implementation.

20% -Present findings in easily understood ways and focuses on how data analytics fits into the bigger picture.

20% -Communicate with product management, IT, and other business teams on problem definition and writing requirement documents for efficient model building and deployment.

10% -Mentor and develop the technical and business skills of Data Scientists.

10% -Define best practices and articulate a clear vision for how data analyses and model productionalization should be done.


This position reports to Sr Manager or Director

This position has 0 direct reports.



Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.


Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

Additional Environmental Job Requirements:


Must be eighteen years of age or older.

Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Additional Minimum Qualifications:

Education Required:

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a master's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 5 years

Physical Requirements:

Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Strong data mining and machine learning background

  • Experience with marketing, and big data environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Math or related quantitative field

  • Experience with audience-based marketing, personalization, information retrieval, graph analysis, statistical modeling, neural network, and natural language processing

  • Experience with large-scale data analysis

  • Experience with e-Commerce and analyzing clickstream data

  • Experience with big data environment including Spark, Hadoop, Hive, etc.

  • Proficiency in at least one statistics/data analysis package, such as Python or R

  • Proficiency in at least one programming language, such as Java or Python, etc.

  • Solid coding practices including good design documentation, unit testing, and integration testing

  • Experience working with real-world noisy data

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Strong communication and data presentation skills; ability to communicate with data-driven stories

  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies, tools and techniques

  • Flexible and responsive; able to perform in a fast paced, dynamic work environment and meet aggressive deadlines

  • Ability to work with technical and non-technical team members

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.