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Data Scientist II @ Cox Enterprises

location icon Atlanta, GA - 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd Bldg B
Full Time


Cox Automotive - USA

Job Family Group

Data Intelligence & Science

Job Profile

Data Scientist II

Management Level

Individual Contributor

Flexible Work Option

No remote option; must work at a specified Cox location

Travel %

Yes, 15% of the time

Work Shift



Compensation includes a base salary of $85,500.00 - $128,300.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.

Job Description

Hey, we’re all looking for someone to help us be our best.  At Cox Automotive, we’re on a search for a Data Scientist II who will help our team stay on track with flexible, agile roadmaps that evolve as our plans do.   

At Cox Automotive, our engineers and technologists are literally changing the way people buy, sell, and use cars.  With operations across five continents and brands like Autotrader and Kelly Blue Book in our family, we have the reach to make this transformation happen in new and exciting ways.  From browsing to test driving, purchasing to servicing, we’re taking charge of creating the future of automotive.  We’ve got some of the most robust data in the industry, so our big data insights can lead to some amazing software creations. And now, we’re building a future that is autonomous, connected, electric and shared. And you, my friend, could make this a reality.  All while working in an environment that puts collaboration and culture at the forefront of everything we do. So, if you’re looking for the right place to deploy your considerable skills, then read on…we’ve got a lot more to share!  

What You’ll Do 

Our data scientists are responsible for leading the development of advanced analytics models to solve our customers’ problems through innovative products and services; and inform internal business operations and strategy. They will work closely with product, engineering, and our business stakeholders as the subject matter expert on the application mathematical modeling across our family of leading automotive brands. The Data Scientist II works under the direction of senior data science staff and contributes to all phases of an analytics project. The scope of work includes the analysis and preparation of data, the development of specified models, and the compilation of results. 

 The Data Scientist II works under the direction of senior data science staff and contributes to all phases of an analytics project. The scope of work includes the analysis and preparation of data, the development of specified models, and the compilation of results. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of senior team members, contribute to all phases of an analytics project, including formulation, research, development, implementation, testing, and maintenance. 
  • Present findings to peers and data science leadership. 
  • Maintain an awareness of trends in the field and research and suggest new methodologies. 

What’s In It For You?  

  • We want our people to succeed, plain and simple. We are all about professional development, continuing education and helping your career grow in a collaborative, inclusive culture where the next big idea can come from anyone…including you!
  • We believe that dull work is the worst. At Cox, you will work with fascinating, cutting-edge tech platforms in industries that are ripe for invention, innovation, and investment.
  • We all have lives and responsibilities outside of work. We have an exceptional work/life balance at Cox, with accommodating work schedules and flexible time-off policies.
  • We show our appreciation for our talent with a competitive salary package and top-notch bonus & incentive plans.
  • How does a great healthcare benefits package from day one sound? Multiple options are available for individuals and families. One employee-only plan could be FREE, if you participate in our health screening program.  
  • 10 days of free child or senior care through your complimentary membership.  
  • We offer generous 401(k) retirement plans with a company match of up to 8%.
  • Free internet, premium cable, and smart home automation in applicable markets (up to $374 value per month). 
  • Employee discounts on hundreds of items, from cars to computers to continuing education.
  • If you are thinking about expanding your family, our inclusive parental leave policies are available to you, plus comprehensive fertility coverage and adoption assistance.                
  • Want to volunteer in your community? We encourage that, and even offer paid hours for you to do so.
  • We all love our pets—whether they walk, crawl, fly, swim, or slither—and we are happy to supply insurance for them as well.  

Who You Are 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong problem-solving skills. 
  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques. 
  • Proven experience applying descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive statistics to real-world problems. 
  • Experience in general programming language, e.g., Python. 
  • Experience querying relational databases using SQL. 
  • Knowledge on Statistics (Generalized linear models, time series models, and forecasting techniques) 
  • Knowledge on Machine Learning (Common supervised and unsupervised ML models including decision trees, boosting models, k-means and Neural Nets)
  • Understanding on Generative AI algorithms
  • Experience with product development strongly preferred. 
  • Experience creating compelling data visualizations strongly preferred. 
  • Other duties as needed or required. 
  • Requires physical ability and mental acuity to execute the duties of the position successfully within required time frames in order to meet business requirements. 
  • Degree in Statistics, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, or related quantitative field. 
  • BS/BA with 3 years’ experience; MS with up to 2 years’ experience. 


Drug Testing

To be employed in this role, you’ll need to clear a pre-employment drug test. Cox Automotive does not currently administer a pre-employment drug test for marijuana for this position. However, we are a drug-free workplace, so the possession, use or being under the influence of drugs illegal under federal or state law during work hours, on company property and/or in company vehicles is prohibited.


The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company’s needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

About Us

Through groundbreaking technology and a commitment to stellar experiences for drivers and dealers alike, Cox Automotive employees are transforming the way the world buys, owns, sells – or simply uses – cars. Cox Automotive employees get to work on iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book and industry-leading dealer-facing companies like vAuto and Manheim, all while enjoying the people-centered atmosphere that is central to our life at Cox. Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page. Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer – All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

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