Senior Data Scientist

TrueCar   •  

Santa Monica, CA

Industry: Internet Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 369 days ago

Job Description:

The Senior Data Scientist will work in a fast-paced environment, with diverse data sets and technologies to produce production quality, scalable, automated, solutions to a diverse set of challenging data problems.  Reporting to our Sr. Director, Data Science, this individual will have the freedom to utilize the latest technologies to solve challenging problems, create innovative applications from the ground up and understand exactly what it takes to create a reliable online experience for our customers.  This role will collaborate closely with our Technology teams to provide profound insights from your analysis, and optimize our business, with the ultimate goal of helping TrueCar redefine the car buying experience for millions of people worldwide. 


  • Manage multiple analytics projects to deliver end-to-end solutions:
    • Development of KPIs
    • Development of new insights through the combination of datasets
    • Maintenance of ongoing analytics datasets
  • Collaborate closely with Technology and Engineering teams to improve existing products and build new ones
  • Automate data-driven tasks; design processes that require zero intervention.
  • Explore algorithms to help guide expansion opportunities into new lines of business
  • Work closely within a team of highly experienced, analytically inclined professionals
  • Work cross-functionally within the organization to deliver integrated business solutions


  • Bachelor’s in a technical field (e.g., Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics)
  • 5 years’ experience in a technology environment
  • Strong background designing and developing analytics capabilities
  • Intermediate to advanced experience in Data Manipulation Software (e.g., SQL, Python, R, SAS)
  • A quick learner, with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment; adaptability and a strong self-teaching ethic are highly valued
  • Strong strategic thinking capabilities and project management skills


  • Advanced degree in a technical field
  • Ability to manipulate, analyze, and interpret large amounts of data and to organize findings and translate into actionable insights using original or innovative techniques
  • Working knowledge of statistics and probability, particularly their application in systems analysis and operations research
  • Auto industry experience a plus