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Senior Manager Data Science - Advanced Analytics

Date: Sep 5, 2021

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30308

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 22027: #LI-EB1 


Job Description

The AI and Data Science team is a centralized team that works with various product teams across business units to define high-impact business problems, solve them using novel techniques, and execute and monitor them throughout their lifecycle. Most of our models make it to production and never sit in a research lab. However, we also do quite a bit of research to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies/algorithms.


Tools we use:


  • Python, R, and Spark (PySpark, SparkR, Scala) for modeling and EDA
    • Data Scientists will have a local machine with 512GB of memory
  • Terabytes of memory in our Spark cluster (not shared)
  • Jupyter notebook, Emacs, PyCharm, Rstudio as IDEs
  • Tensorflow, Keras, PyTorch, and MXNet for Deep Learning, and OpenCV for traditional Computer Vision
    • Data Scientists will have their own dedicated GPU, in addition to a GPU cluster to run parallel training and inference jobs
  • The latest versions of our tools/packages/libraries

Principal Duties


  • Collaborate with various departments to identify opportunities for process improvement and developing analytics use-cases.
  • Deliver advanced machine learning models to provide insights within the organization that lead to fact-based decision making.
  • Effectively utilize appropriate statistical, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Computer Vision models and techniques to solve various business problems.
  • Work cross-functionally with other IT managers to implement models in production environment
  • Manage Data Scientist team and multiple projects concurrently.
  • Remain up to date with the latest models and changes in the technology.
  • Communicate results to colleagues, business partners, and senior management.


Job Related Experience:


  • Minimum of 4-5 years of relevant industry experience (as a Senior/Lead Data Scientist, Senior Research Scientist, Senior Machine Learning Engineer, etc.), 5+ preferred.
  • Experience in leading/managing direct reports and projects


Technical Skills:


  • Hands-on and theoretical knowledge of various Machine Learning algorithms for regression, classification, clustering, and knowledge of various Deep Learning algorithms and frameworks for Localization, Segmentation, Object Detection, etc.
  • Expertise with Time Series problems
  • Excellent knowledge of Python and/or R,
  • Knowledge of Spark (PySpark)


Skills and Abilities:


  • Planning and Organizing
  • Identifying and Considering Alternatives
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Effective Communication Skills

Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No


New Headquarters – Atlanta, GA


Norfolk Southern is in the process of constructing a vibrant & modern corporate HQ in Midtown Atlanta, GA. Our HQ is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2021. To check out a sneak peek, we’ve linked a playlist below.







Company Overview



Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a Fortune 300 organization and one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers.


We are a team of more than 20,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation." As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.


At Norfolk Southern, we believe in celebrating our individuality. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of our employees, we can create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. We know that employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. As such, we encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to our organization.


Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and, gender identity. Together, we power progress.



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