Senior Data Scientist

  • Tesla
  • Fremont, CA, USA
  • Jun 02, 2021
Full-time Big Data Computer Science Data Engineering Data Science Predictive Analytics Python Quantitative R SQL Statistics

Job Description

At Tesla, the use of large datasets to continuously refine our used vehicle valuations plays a critical role in our pursuit of delivering world-class customer experience. As a Data Scientist on the Used Cars team, you will lead the development of predictive models that streamline and automate used vehicle valuation processes, working in close partnership with Product and IT Applications teams. You will collaborate with the North America Sales and Delivery teams to build tools to inform strategic decisions at these business units’ juncture.


  • Leverage data and rigorous analytical methods to drive strategic decision-making
  • Aggregate data from a variety of sources, identify new sources, and automate collection and processing
  • Design and execute experiments to expedite learning
  • Develop and deploy predictive analytical models
  • Summarize findings and proposed actions to senior leadership
  • Foster a professional, respectful, and welcoming work environment while maintaining Tesla’s personal and operational excellence standards


  • Master’s degree or higher in a quantitative discipline (e.g., Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Industrial Engineering) or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability
  • 5+ years of work experience in data analytics, data engineering, data science, machine learning or related fields; operations research and pricing experience strongly preferred
  • Strong predictive data modeling experience is required, with proven application in applying decision trees, regression analysis, deep neural networks, clustering, machine learning, NLP and other data mining techniques
  • Competency or certifications with R, SQL, Python or other data mining and analytical tools
  • Familiar with business intelligence tools such as Tableau and PowerBI
  • Ability to manage multiple high-priority demands simultaneously and achieve success in situations with high degrees of variation and complexity
  • Self-starter with desire to not only execute on existing objectives, but also identify new ways to push Tesla forward
  • A passion for machine learning and a results-oriented mindset

Employee Benefits

  • As a full time Tesla employee you will receive full benefits from day 1 for you and your dependents.
  • Kaiser and UnitedHealthcare PPO and HSA plans (including infertility coverage)
  • 3 medical plan choices with $0 paycheck contribution
  • Vision & dental plans (including orthodontic coverage)
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and employee discounts

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