• Senior Data Scientist

    The David J. Joseph Company
    Job Description


    Everyone wants to work with people they respect. Even better if you can work with a company you respect. We have both at The David J. Joseph Company, and a 135+ year track record on operating an ethical business with a positive work culture. It may sound cliché, but it’s true. We’re a big, global company that still feels small.

    Working at the David J. Joseph Company is unique. We offer employment in diverse settings such as traditional corporate headquarters, dynamic sales locations, and scrap recycling facilities. This workplace diversity gives our employees the variety they crave and the exposure to a global business. A career at The David J. Joseph Company is ideal for self-starters seeking to make an impact on our company and their careers.

    The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), founded in 1885, is a world leader in scrap metal recycling & trading. With over 80 locations, the Joseph Company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nucor Corporation (NUE) a Fortune 200 Company.


    • Partners with the business to gather requirements, understand business processes, and propose solutions for key business problems
    • Develops, tests and productionalizes predictive, machine learning, data mining and optimization models
    • Architects data pipelines and develops best practices for integrating analytics and predictive models into data warehouse, semantic, and data visualization layers
    • Works collaboratively with data developers to build end-to-end data solutions
    • Leverages databases, third-party data repositories, and other data sources to build ad-hoc and reusable data models
    • Engineers raw data sets for use as input into analytics models, and develops design patterns for repeatable data cleansing
    • Creates and implements tools to track model performance, metadata and accuracy; refactoring models as necessary
    • Trains data team members in advanced analytics techniques
    • Utilizes data visualization tools to create stories and presentations for business leadership
    • Performs other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Data Analytics, Computer Science or equivalent
    • Five plus years’ development experience with a statistical programming language (R or Python)
    • Five plus years’ development experience utilizing SQL to extract and prepare data
    • Five plus years’ experience developing and implementing predictive analytics models
    • Five plus years’ experience with data visualization tools (e.g. PowerBI, Tableau, MicroStrategy, ggplot)
    • Self-starter and ability to work independently and directly with key business customers
    • Must be detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple assignments effectively.
    • Requires effective communication skills to convey status, ideas and concepts in a team environment.
    • Requires professional demeanor with a high degree of flexibility, responsiveness and self-direction
    • Preferred experience with data warehouse modeling and ETL


    We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package including paid training, bonus program, medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverage, vacation, paid holidays, a 401(k) plan with match, tuition reimbursement and other great benefits.

    EEO Statement

    The David J Joseph Company (DJJ) is a drug-free workplace and conducts pre-employment testing as a condition of employment.

    DJJ is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, lactation/breastfeeding, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. DJJ hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please 
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    DJJ reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and teammates.

    DJJ also provides a work environment in which each teammate is able to be productive and work to the best of his or her ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all teammates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all teammates and applicants.

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