Senior Decision Scientist

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Job Description

Decision Science is the multi-disciplined practice of extracting value from data—problem-solving using curiosity, scientific methods, processes, algorithms, platforms, and systems to extract knowledge and insights from structured and unstructured data. Decision Science professionals answer business questions, using database queries, business intelligence solutions, and statistical techniques to understand and explain business performance and identify business opportunities.

Best Buy has a new Senior Decision Scientist role for an individual who will use their analytic and problem-solving skills while partnering with data scientists, data engineers, IT, and the business to improve the decision-making process for our internal client teams using analytics.

What will you do?

  • Perform analytics to support business clients
  • Lead scoping sessions with business clients
  • Frame and structure the engagement goals and the recommended analysis approach
  • Lead clients away from simplistic tallying and towards holistic analysis
  • Calibrate deliverables to suit the intended audiences
  • Perform analytics using scientific methods relying on mathematics, statistics, and hypothesis testing
  • Build and support analytics tools and solutions to improve decision-making
  • Build relationships and communicate with client teams around the data, recommendations, and tools provided

Minimum Qualifications: (You must meet or exceed all qualification levels to be eligible)

  • 5 or more years’ experience in retail, analytics, business
  • 3 or more years’ experience applying analytical techniques to answer business or scientific questions
  • 3 or more years’ experience with writing SQL
  • 3 or more years’ experience with writing code in R and/or Python
  • 2 or more years’ experience building tools in Tableau and/or Power BI
  • Four-year bachelor's degree in statistics, mathematics, economics, engineering, the physical sciences, computer science, or similar field with quantitative rigor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in statistics, mathematics, economics, engineering, the physical sciences, computer science, or similar field with quantitative rigor
  • Experience building and troubleshooting data processes in SQL
  • Experience using and developing analytics solutions with Google Cloud Platform

We believe that our company’s success depends on the passion and creativity of our amazing employees. To create environments in which our people can fully thrive, we turn to our guiding behaviors: Be human. Make it real. Think about tomorrow. These set the tone for Best Buy, along with our Rallying Cry: Let’s talk about what’s possible. Our supportive leaders collaborate with their teams through ongoing feedback and two-way dialogue to maintain a culture continual learning. All these factors combine to create an unbeatable experience for both customers and employees.

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Company Info.

Best Buy

Best Buy Co., Inc. is an American multinational consumer electronics retailer headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota. Originally founded by Richard M. Schulze and James Wheeler in 1966 as an audio specialty store called Sound of Music, it was rebranded under its current name with an emphasis on consumer electronics in 1983.

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