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Title:  Data Scientist/Data Analyst


Research Triangle Park, NC, US, 27709

Requisition ID:  51057


Are you data-driven?  We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice.  We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.


We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business.  With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.

Job Summary

As a business minded Data Scientist/Data Analyst, you will work collaboratively to analyze large data sets to solve a variety of business problems. The ideal candidate is an independent, solution-oriented thinker with a strong background processing large data sets, applying analytical rigor and statistical methods, and driving towards actionable insights and novel solutions. 
Specific areas of responsibility:
•    Work with internal stakeholders to deliver high value, actionable business insights
•    Accountable for translating complex analytical concepts into actionable results
•    Develop predictive data models that will help to personalize interactions with business
•    Analyze and process complex data sets using advanced querying, visualization and analytic tools
•    Identify, measure and recommend improvement strategies for KPIs across all business areas
•    Demonstrate a strong understanding of project scope, data extraction methodology, design of dependent and profile variables, logic and design of data cleaning, exploratory data analysis and statistical methods.
•    Demonstrate the ability to analyze, design, develop and implement solutions that increase customer value and embrace simplicity, speed, adaptability, and sustainability
•    Work closely with Information Architect and business teams to understand the data from end to end perspective across business domains enterprise wide
•    Partner with the Data Architect to build the optimal advance analytics tools and self-service capabilities for the business units
•    Help evangelize the need for Data Science practice and drive key strategic conversations/programs with Data
•    Design and implement predictive analytics and machine learning capabilities
•    Execute POC’s, author reports and presentations to communicate your process and results
•    Assist teammates in their understanding of data science models/methodologies.
•    Work with multi-disciplined team taking full ownership of turning discoveries and ideas into models.

Job Requirements

•    Must work across diverse projects in a dynamic and collaborative environment.
•    Conduct end to end analysis and apply novel solutions from the best of academia, open source, and commercial against our most challenging problems.
•    Assess and discover technology developments, determine relevance to projects, and operationally prototype them against real world data and problems in actual code using agile development techniques.
•    Interact cross-functionally with a wide variety of people and identify opportunities to incorporate advanced analytics into existing workflows.
•    Communication is a key skill; The ability to match technologies to business objectives and explain it in layman’s terms is mandatory
•    Must be current on technologies and systems and be able to explain them to audiences of all levels and functions
•    Must be organized and analytical, adept at working in a team environment, able to design and implement a project schedule, and able to handle multiple priorities 
•    Must have High tech industry experience in at least one of the business domains (e.g. Sales, Marketing, Install Base, Finance, and Customer Support areas)
•    Partner with business in data analysis and demonstrate good judgment in solving problems as well as proactively identifying and resolving data issues
•    Analyze data with new perspectives and creative approaches to less defined issues involving unstructured and ambiguous data


•    Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Data Science or a closely related education, with 4 – 8 years of experience.
•    Knowledge and experience with advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests, experimental design, and proper usage, etc.).
•    Broad understanding of statistical theory and application
o    Statistical tools (R, SPSS, SAS, NumPy/SciPy etc)
o    Advanced visualization training tools: Tableau, MS Power BI and others as they become available
•    Strong analytical and data processing skills and comfortable working with large data sets and ability to transform data into actionable insights.
•    Exceptional technical skills:
o    Strong programming skills in at least one language such as Python, Java, Scala, C++, Julia
o    Experience with SQL and relational databases.
o    Experience with unstructured & semi-structured data sources and requisite processing tools.

Nice to have:
•    Experience using Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark and/or other distributed processing tools.
•    Data modeling experience in Enterprise Data Warehouse and DataMart
•    Experience with data systems like Oracle Data Warehouse, SAP HANA, Hadoop/Hive, Vertica, Redshift, Presto, Mongodb
•    Strong understanding of DevOps, on-premise, and cloud deployments - AWS, Google, Azure


So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us!  Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.  Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts and fitness centers. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  


Join us and see what empowerment can do. 



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