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Head of Data Science

United States
Schneider Electric
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Job Description


The Secure Power Division of Schneider Electric provides the world with reliable power and infrastructure through our hardware, software, and service products.  We are looking for a Head of Data Science who will lead our innovation in IoT with data, analytics, and data science.  Data Science will transform the way our customers see our products and services, producing energy efficiency, reducing waste, and improving customer experience and outcomes.


The Head of Data Science will drive innovation while influencing Secure Power strategy.  The Head of Data Science will also lead our data science team and build out an exceptional data organization and portfolio including descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics with Internet-of-Things and enterprise applications.

Schneider Electric creates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Our 135,000+ employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Help us deliver solutions that ensure Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.  
Great people make Schneider Electric a great company. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Support strategy and roadmaps through thought leadership, solutions, and general expertise to support innovation, build cognitive solutions, and improve business performance.

    • Match business objectives with existing or emerging data science technologies and solutions

    • Build confidence in data science solutions to important customer problems

    • Find platforming opportunities - identifying analyses that would be valuable for multiple stakeholders at a time

    • Consider best practices in data governance and stewardship

  • Drive engagements through a process which assesses objectives in business, strategy, innovation, foundational architecture, and other value-add sources weighed against potential costs.

    • Brainstorming innovative ways to use our unique device and enterprise data to answer business problems

    • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders, partners, and customers to understand the challenges they face and to provide solutions to such issues using data

    • Apply design thinking to create technical solutions that further business goals and align with corporate technology strategies, keeping in mind performance, reliability, scalability, usability, security, flexibility, and cost.

  • Helping business stakeholders innovate and realize value from emerging technologies by leveraging design thinking to develop best in class innovative products.

    • Partner with a variety of teams to provide comprehensive solutions

    • Drive internal proof of concept initiatives. When needed, quickly design and implement a prototype of a system or component with a proper architecture, and then hand over to product and software teams to deploy

  • Lead and expand current Data Science team to explore and deliver solutions

    • Build out appropriate engineering and business roles within the data science organization to deliver and support offers

    • Evaluate our data science workflow, testing, and processes

    • Manage projects across multiple teams and offers




We know skills and competencies show up in many different ways and can be based on your life experience. If you do not necessarily meet all the requirements that are listed, we still encourage you to apply for the position.  
This job might be for you if:    
  • Advanced Degree is required

  • 5-10+ years’ experience in designing and leading data science projects, especially utilizing IoT data

  • 3+ years of in a team leadership role

  • Ability to translate business concepts to technical terms. Understands and communicates company goals and objectives.

  • Ability to work on a fast moving and evolving organization

  • Ability to work independently and lead work streams of larger projects and manage multiple stakeholders

  • Ability to work with remote teams and across time zones to develop strategies and foster a cohesive and creative work environment

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English, including presentation skills

  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature and executive judgment


Schneider Electric offers a robust benefits package to support our employees such as flexible work arrangements, paid family leave, 401(k)+ match, and more. Click here to find out more about working with us: http://se.com/us/careers.  
We seek out and reward people for putting the customer first, being disruptive to the status quo, embracing different perspectives, continuously learning, and acting like owners. We’re recognized around the world for welcoming people as they are. We create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen as a real value for the company.  See what our people have to say about working for Schneider Electric.   

Let us learn about you! Apply today.  
You must submit an online application to be considered for any position with us. This position will be posted until filled.  
It is the policy of Schneider Electric to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities in the areas of recruiting, hiring, training, transferring, and promoting all qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color, gender, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristic or conduct.  
Concerning agencies: Schneider Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be responsible for fees related to such.  
Schneider Electric is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  


Schedule: Full-time
Req: 006GOZ
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