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Data Scientist (remote)

Job ID 29822 Date posted 05/17/2022 Location: Atlanta, Georgia
About Aaron's: We are Aaron’s - an industry leader in the sales and lease-to-own retail industry known for quality brand names and superior customer service. We provide our team members the opportunity to reach their full potential in a team-oriented, high-energy, recognition-based environment with competitive pay and benefits. This is much more than a job – it is a career with purpose.  About Aaron's Tech: In recent years, we’ve been on a journey to transform our business model with technology. We're not the slow, old-fashioned retailer you think we are. We used to be, but those days are long gone. In fact, we don't even think of Aaron's as a retail company. Instead, we think of Aaron's as a technology company that happens to sell and lease furniture, electronics and appliances. This way of thinking has demanded a massive shift in who we hire, how we organize and lead our teams, and how we deliver our technology and services. It's simple: we hire smart people who are motivated by delivering big, impactful results, we point them at big problems to solve, and we get out of their way. We believe our technology team is unique and special, and after learning about us, we believe you will think so too. Find out more at

Job Title: Data Scientist

Job Family: Risk Department


Performs duties related to data mining, machine learning, statistical modeling, and analytics to build algorithms that will result in massive improvements to the way Aaron’s does business.Responsible for developing and improving key decision systems and predictive models to drive maximum business impact. Supports risk decisioning processes to improve business performance.
An individual with a strong business acumen, technical skillset, and collaborative mindset will be successful in this role.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·Develops statistical, machine learning and AI models using R or Python

·Explores internal and external data sources to further improve model performance

·Performs feature engineering, model validation, testing and optimization

·Works with IT and business intelligence teams on model implementation and validation

·Recommends and supports strategic business changes through rigorous analytics, deep understanding of the business, and creative problem solving

·Uses data visualization techniques to effectively communicate analytical results

·Identifies, evaluates, and implements emerging ML technologies

Education and Experience:

·Master’s degree in a quantitative or technical field (Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, or a related field)

·At least 2 years of relevant Data Science experience

Required Skills and Competencies:

·Strong creative problem solving and communication skills.

·Strong understanding of machine learning concepts.

·Fluent in machine learning, data exploration, and visualization tools such as R and/or Python

·Intermediate skills with querying languages (SQL, etc.)

·Demonstrated ability applying statistical modeling techniques to solve business problems

Total Rewards

Team members enjoy access to career training and advancement opportunities, and are rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes: 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Pay on Demand Options
  • Basic Life and AD&D
  • Employee Retirement Plan (401k)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Financial Wellness
  • Physical Wellness
  • Discounts
  • Matching Gifts
  • Community Outreach
  • Employee Business Resource Groups

About Aaron’s
At Aaron’s we offer sales and lease-to-ownership of specialty items including furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances, and accessories throughout the United States and Canada. Our customers shop at Aaron’s for the same reason you should choose us for the next step in your career – our ability to positively influence people’s lives. If you are looking for a company with the passion and dedication to make a difference in the lives of customers and team members alike, join us today.

Aaron’s is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, celebrates our team members’ differences, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, pregnancy, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, military duty, gender expression, genetic information, or any other protected class. Candidates who require accommodation during the recruitment process should contact

Aaron’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer #LI-Onsite

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