Ford Motor Company Data Scientist - Autonomous Vehicle Business Support in Detroit, Michigan


Job Title:

Data Scientist - Autonomous Vehicle Business Support

Job Description & Qualifications:

Position Overview/Description:

Ford Global Data Insight and Analytics (GDI&A) is a growing team that is looking for a Data Scientist to join the Smart Mobility Analytics team. We are looking for a high-potential data scientist to assist in all phases of analysis. This is an exciting role that will interface with a wide variety of teams both within GDI&A and across the enterprise. This role with offer a broad spectrum of opportunities and will require a successful candidate to have strengths in both strategy and analytics.


  • Strategic Thinking: Able to influence the strategic direction of the company by identifying opportunities in large, rich data sets and creating and implementing data driven strategies that fuel growth including cost savings, revenue and profit

  • Modeling: Experience with creating ETL processes to source and link data, design and select features, develop and implement statistical / predictive models using edge algorithms on diverse sources of data and testing and validation of models.

  • Analytics: Utilize analytical applications like R, Python, SAS, Alteryx, to identify trends and relationships between different pieces of data, draw appropriate conclusions and translate analytical findings into business strategies.

  • Visualization: Create visualizations to connect disparate data, find patterns and tell engaging stories. This includes both scientific visualization as well as geographic using applications such as Tableau and Qlik.

  • Deployment: Be able to deploy statistical/machine learning models into a platform or application

  • Communications and Project Management: Capable of turning dry analysis into an exciting story that influences the direction of the business and communicating with diverse teams to take a project from start to finish. Collaborate with product teams to develop and support our internal data platform and to support ongoing analyses.

  • Engage in exciting and constantly evolving projects that will help to form the future of Ford Motor Company.

Job Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 1+ years of experience with R, Python, SAS, MatLab, Java, or other analytic / development platforms.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or M.S. / Ph.D. in a science-based program and/or quantitative discipline with an emphasis on data analysis

  • 3+ years of experience with R, Python, SAS, MatLab, Java, or other analytic / development platforms.

  • 1+ year experience with Hive, Spark, Scala, JavaScript, Html, CSS, RShiny, or D3

  • Previous experience working with mobility, transportation, and urban planning problems is a plus

  • Familiarity with big data and machine learning tools and platforms.

  • Project management experience and strong leadership skills

  • Comfortable working in a dynamic environment where problems are not always well-defined

  • Inquisitive, proactive, and interested in learning new tools and techniques

  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

At Ford Motor Company, the distance between you and an amazing career has never been shorter. Join the Ford team today, and discover the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. Ford Motor Company also is committed to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment such persons.

Auto req ID:



Ford Motor Company



Skill Team:



Smart Mobility Analytics