Scientist 2, Big Data 

LOCATION: Irvine / Arkansas (US-AR), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 1644 | JOB GRADE: 16 


Want to help shape tomorrow?  At Bendix we’ve been doing it for 90 years…setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety.  We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today!



Position Title:              Scientist 2, Big Data

Reports To:                 Supervisor, Big Data

Date Last Revised:     July 7, 2022



Position Summary:


Position is responsible for the research and development of machine learning, data mining and statistical modeling solutions to understand and explain key characteristics of driving behavior to further Knorr-Bremse's roadmap toward automated driving. They will work within our newly formed Big Data team to design, implement and execute Big Data algorithms to provide data engineers and data analysts with a deep understanding of the data to create operational data flows and actionable insights.


Essential Functions:


  • Analyze data from multiple sources to generate theories, test hunches, and create predictions.
  • Independently identify appropriate data science techniques and projection methodologies to classify and predict driving behavior.
  • Implement algorithms based on findings that can be used to optimize driver behavior and minimize risk.
  • Advise on current and future trends and patterns with statistical back-up to offer up continuous improvement opportunities or competitive advantages.
  • Maintain and update existing algorithms, tools and solutions that support Bendix services




  • Advanced knowledge of the Hadoop ecosystem including Hive, Impala, Spark, Mahout and MLlib.
  • Advanced understanding of machine learning and statistical analysis approaches
  • Basic understanding of data visualization tools like Tableau
  • Basic business acumen.





  • 3+ years of data science experience including mathematical programming, data mining, statistical analysis, and predictive modeling.
  • 3+ years' experience with programming languages like Python, Java or C#.
  • 1+ years' experience with programming and prototyping in R or MATLAB.
  • 1+ years Hadoop/Big Data experience.




  • Strong statistical and predictive modeling skills.
  • Intense curiosity and a desire to go beneath the surface of a problem.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Basic project management skills


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Statistics or Mathematics.
  • Master's Degree with specialization in Machine Learning, Statistics, Applied Math or related field desired.


Position Requirements: 


The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What does Bendix have to offer you? 
- Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off 
- 401k Plan with Company matching 
- Retirement Savings Plan
- Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
- Wellness Program and incentives
- Telework policy
- On-Site Fitness Center
- On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options
- Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:

Company-Paid Benefits:
- Basic Life Insurance
- Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Business Travel Accident Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
- Medical and Prescription insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
- Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
- Long Term Disability
- Accident Plan
- Critical Illness Plan
- Hospital Indemnity Plan

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles