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Sr. Data Scientist

Plymouth, MN
Posted on Mar 13, 2023 Full time R17139
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At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to THINK OUTSIDE.


The Senior Data Scientist role is responsible for using their skillset to create predictions and recommendations for complex business decisions in our central Data & Analytics at Polaris. This role will use a wide variety of data science techniques – from exploratory data analysis to predictive analytics. In addition to advanced analytics skills, the ideal candidate is proficient at integrating and preparing large datasets, designing and implementing production algorithm scoring, and communicating results effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences. 

You will work with both the front and back-end of the business, leading development of new predictive data products to optimize business decisions. You are primarily a data scientist but are passionate about developing advanced end-to-end analytics and technology solutions that drive value for the business and customer. 

Our Data Scientists are instrumental in using data to help drive Polaris forward as we pioneer product breakthroughs and enriching experiences that help people work and play outside. 


  • Acquire a deep understanding of business problems facing Polaris and lead development of end-to-end data driven solutions 

  • Extract, cleanse, and combine large datasets from multiple sources and systems

  • Perform exploratory and targeted analyses, with a wide variety of statistical methods including clustering, regression, decision tree/random forest, time series, neural network, and others 

  • Collaborate cross-functionally to arrive at actionable insights 

  • Synthesize results with business input to drive measurable change and effectively communicate technical analyses and results to business management 

  • Integrate and productionize model results into both cloud and edge compute hardware platforms 

  • Ensure quality of data & solutions throughout development process

  • Utilize existing templates to diligently write up findings and results for storage in a central location 

  • Collect feedback from business users to continuously improve data science products


  • 3-4+ years of related work experience (post schooling & internships) in a predictive analytics-focused role with a Master's degree in Applied Statistics/Mathematics, Data or Computer Science, or work experience equivalent is required.

  • Strong knowledge of statistical methods and predictive/analytical modeling techniques and practices

  • Highly proficient with one or more data mining/predictive modeling tools: SQL, Snowflake, R, Python

  • Experience with data preparation, rationalization, and processing in a cloud environment, Azure a plus

  • Highly proficient with one or more data visualization tools: Tableau, Power BI

  • Practical understanding of mechanical systems and diverse hardware integration methods both a plus


  • Remote office capabilities dedicated to a fast-paced team environment based out of the Minneapolis, MN area.

  • Ad hoc in office work as needed.



We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE.  Apply today!

At Polaris we put our employees first, by offering a holistic approach to their health and financial wellbeing.  Polaris is proud to offer competitive compensation, including a market-leading profit-sharing plan that is fundamental to our pay-for-performance culture. At Polaris, employees are owners of the company through company contributions to our Employee Stock Ownership Plan and discounted employee stock purchases plan. Employees receive a generous matching contribution to 401(k), financial wellness education and consultation to plan for their financial future. In addition to competitive pay, Polaris provides a comprehensive suite of benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, wellness programs, paid time off, gym & personal training reimbursement, life insurance and disability offerings.  Through the Polaris Foundation and our Polaris Gives paid volunteer time off, we support employees who actively volunteer their time, efforts, and passions to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities in which they live, play and work. Employees at Polaris drive our success and are rewarded for their commitment.

About Polaris

As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; military and commercial off-road vehicles; snowmobiles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; Aixam quadricycles; Goupil electric vehicles; and pontoon and deck boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a robust portfolio of parts, garments, and accessories. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.  

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.