• Data Scientist | Global Data & Content

    Job Locations US-TX-Corp - Westlake
    FLSA Status
    Regular Full-Time
  • Mission



    Who We Are

    Founded and continuously led by inventor and entrepreneur Tony Aquila, Solera is a global leader in digital technologies that connect and secure life's most important assets: our cars, homes and identities. Since its inception in 2005 as a garage-based startup, Solera has grown aggressively with over 50 acquisitions across its platforms. The company's current product solutions include Audatex, Autodata, AutoPoint, CAP/HPI, Colimbra, Digidentity, Enservio, Explore Data, Hollander, Identifix, Inpart, LYNX and TitleTec, as well as the company's flagship Digital Garage application. Today, Solera processes over 300 million transactions annually for approximately 235,000 partners and customers in over 80 countries. Unified by a strong culture that values uncommon entrepreneurial thinking and continuous "do-it-different" innovation, Solera's global workforce of 6,700+ associates come from diverse forward-thinking industries that include automotive technology, artificial intelligence, software development, data sciences, cybersecurity, cognitive design, and digital identity protection. For more information, please visit solera.com.

    This position (Dallas, TX) is with Solera Global Data & Content team headquartered in Dallas, TX and Madrid, Spain. Our team is responsible for making sense of data and providing insights to various business groups within the company. We use foundational open source technologies to move Solera forward.

    For more information go to: soleragdc.com http://www.solera.com/careers/

    The Solera Way

    Solera’s uncommon culture is based on three simple principles: Think 80/20 (Focus), Act 30/30 (Efficiency), and Live 90/10 (Accountability). We define our mindset using Our 3H’s: Humility, a Hunger to succeed, and a desire to Hunt for opportunities to win. We train our volunteers to engage with each other modulating between their intellect (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) using our 3Fs: Facts, Finesse, and Force. Solera has become a global technology leader that is constantly growing in the double digits. The principles, drills, and values associated with the Solera Way have been fundamental to Solera’s success and our ability to grow, continuously change, and innovate.


    Are You Uncommon?

    We’re on the hunt for an experienced  Data Scientist|Data & Content who ranks in the top quartile among their peers. Someone who has a highly competitive and entrepreneurial mindset that is wired with a team-first attitude, has no problem rolling up their sleeves to execute their missions, and can modulate between leading and following as needed. You will serve as the Data Scientist|Data & Content.


    Position 80s

    What You’ll Be Doing

    At Solera, we believe in providing clarity and focus to what our volunteers are responsible for – their mission. The 80’s, as we call them at Solera, are the employee’s priorities associated with their role or mission. The mission 80’s for this role, are:

    1. Explore, profile, normalize, visualize and model data from 50+ data sources from 80+ countries supported by business experts, publishing it in our self-service data repository
    2. Propose, prototype, test and deploy deep learning algorithms, based on our vast variety and volume of data, using R, Python or Spark accordingly
    3. Create end to end data applications, from sourcing through cleasing and modelling to machine learning 



    Are You Qualified?


    Must Have:

    • Educated to degree level from a numerate discipline (preferably Computer Science)
    • Hands on with “can do” attitude
    • Data mining knowledge and experience
    • Data modeling experience
    • Big Data Processing Platforms: Hadoop, Spark, Flink, etc.
    • Optimization
    • Scripting Languages (R, Python) and ability to learn new coding languages and programs
    • Software development principles (design patterns, etc.)

    Highly Desirable:

    • Understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms (k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests…)
    • Visualization tools (Desirable Qlik Sense or Microstrategy)
    • Agile methodologies
    • Platform experience, JIRA, Confluence
    • Big Data architecture (i.e. kappa, lambda…)
    • Experience with NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB, Cassandra, HBase

    Soft Skills:

    • High communication skills
    • Team player
    • Intellectual curiosity
    • Analytical skills
    • Self-management
    • Pro-activity
    • Out of the box thinking


    • Highly competitive pay and health & wellness plans.
    • No B.S. policy that promotes transparency and accountability.
    • Beautiful and uncommon workspaces to collaborate and unwind.
    • Free gym membership (to the awesome gym that’s right next to our office)
    • Free meals, healthy snacks (like nuts and yogurt parfaits), some indulgent snacks (like baked chips and dark chocolates), and refrigerators full of juices, teas and other life-essential beverages (including Red Bull)
    • The latest and greatest in all things technology.
    • Lots and lots of awesome cars.
    • An ice cream truck that’s always loaded.


    Our Space

    We believe that offices should be destinations where people want to be… places where people want to work, play and, collaborate. That is why we spend a lot of time on enhancing our workspaces. Solera’s work environments are intersections of the old and the new… of the past, present, and future. They are spaces designed to stimulate creative thinking, innovation, and cross-functional collaboration.


    We also embrace wellness. Whether it is our onsite or offsite workout centers, nutritional meals and beverages, or endless snacks for focus and energy. This wellness plan is our commitment to healthy living, which spans across our office environments.





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