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Data Science Intern

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 by XPO Logistics, Inc.

Chicago, IL 60601
Education
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Logistics done differently. XPO Logistics is dedicated to developing technology to help transform the industry. And our Technology Associates are on the cutting edge of that transformation. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to explore what's next in Software Engineering, Cyber Security, QA, IT, UX/UI, Data Science, and more. We take pride in helping our employees grow and learn. Become the technology leader you're meant to be-by building tomorrow's technology today. Pay, benefits and more. We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation. This 10 to 12-week internship program will take place in Chicago, Illinois during summer 2019. What you'll do on a typical day: Report to the Director, Business Intelligence (NA Transport Last Mile Central) Work with leadership to understand needs and align those to potential data and analytics efforts Gather and integrate data from various sources for use in advanced analytics efforts Identify, analyze, and interpret trends, patterns, and relationships in complex data sets using advanced analytics tools and models Prepare findings in a professional manner, presenting on results and providing actionable recommendations to leadership Promote a data-driven culture through ongoing partnership and dialog with the business What you need to succeed at XPO: At a minimum, you'll need: Background or education in Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or related field 2 years of relevant quantitative analytics coursework; juniors preferred Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Power BI), D3.js, Python, and R Strong knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical modeling (logistic regression, SVMs, etc.) to solve business problems Knowledge of statistical modeling techniques: Linear/logistic regression (including advanced predictor selection techniques), classification (decision trees, random forests), Support Vector Machines (SVMs), neural networks, etc. It'd be great if you also have: Experience with text analytics (e.g., semantic analysis) Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate information with attention to detail and accuracy Ability to be open-minded and receptive to feedback in intellectually rigorous environments Strong attention to detail and analytical skills with ability to identify and resolve problems Good verbal and written communication skills; organizational skills with ability to multitask Be part of something big. XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Disney, Pepsi, L'Or al, Toyota and many others. We're the fastest-growing transportation company on the Fortune 500 list and we're just getting started. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran, or other protected status. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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