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Nordstrom Principal Data Scientist - Hybrid - Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Job Description

Nordstrom is a specialty retailer offering the very best in fashion and customer service since 1901. We live by five simple values that guide how we work together day-to-day and how we deliver data science & analytics products. We are customer-obsessed, owners at heart, curious and ever-changing, we extend ourselves to our peers and our customers, and we’re here to win!

Our Data Science & Analytics is developing innovative data products to drive value for our customers. As an integral part of the team, the Principal Data Scientist will lead our research in the space and implement advanced machine learning & optimization techniques.. The ideal candidate is a relentless problem solver with strong technical skills and a track record creating innovating, robust data solutions end-to-end. They should be energized by the chance to solve open-ended, high impact research questions and thrive when collaborating with both technical and non-technical partners.

A day in the life…

  • Partner with key stakeholders to understand the challenges in the pricing landscape and their current processes and workflows

  • Dive deep into complex business problems and immerse yourself in Nordstrom data & outcomes

  • Drive research on potential analytical approaches within the pricing domain and bring forth ideas & plans for how to execute them

  • Develop, assess, and deploy statistical and machine learning models that make large scale pricing recommendations

  • Lead team members and collaborate actively with business partners to deliver high quality solutions that are deployed in production

  • Design experiments to measure success of pricing data products & interpret findings to share with audiences of all technical abilities

    You own this if you have…

  • Ph.D., MS or Bachelor’s degree in, Statistics, Economics, Machine Learning, Operations Research, Computer Science or other quantitative field

  • 5+ years of professional experience analyzing complex data, drawing conclusions, and making recommendations,

  • 5+ years of experience in extracting & manipulating large data sets from relational databases using SQL

  • Highly skilled at developing and implementing statistical and machine learning algorithms (e.g. regression, classification and/or clustering) from inception to deployment

  • Fluent with experimental design and the ability to identify, compute and validate the appropriate metrics to measure success

  • Demonstrated success working in a highly collaborative technical environment (e.g., code sharing, using revision control, contributing to team discussions/workshops, and collaborative documentation)

  • Passion and aptitude for turning complex business problems into concrete hypotheses that can be answered through rigorous data analysis and experimentation

  • Deep expertise in analytical storytelling and stellar communications skills

  • Demonstrated success mentoring junior teammates & helping develop peers


We’ve got you covered…

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

  • Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away

  • Life Insurance and Disability

  • Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources

A few more important points...

The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.

Nordstrom will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance or accommodation should contact the nearest Nordstrom location, which can be identified at .

© 2022 Nordstrom, Inc

Current Nordstrom employees: To apply, log into Workday, click the Careers button and then click Find Jobs.

About Us

We’re a fast-moving fashion company that started as a shoe store in 1901. This heritage of service is the foundation we’re building on as we provide convenience and true connection for our customers. We empower our people to be innovative, creative and focused on providing the best service to our customers. Through it all, we remain committed to leaving the world better than we found it.

Whether you’re a genius engineer, a phenomenal salesperson or a supply chain pro, we invite you to bring your unique talents and join our team. We reward great work, promote from within and celebrate diversity.

CUSTOMER OBSESSEDWe strive to know our customers better than anyone else. We listen, anticipate, build trust and move with speed to deliver on their needs.

OWNERS AT HEARTWe treat every interaction as an opportunity to make an impact and deliver excellence.

CURIOUS AND EVER CHANGINGWe approach problems with curiosity and create solutions. We unlock potential to be bold, think big and inspire innovation.

HERE TO WINWe’re committed to delivering results, both today and tomorrow. We win as a team by supporting and challenging one another to be better every day.

WE EXTEND OURSELVESWe treat each other with respect and kindness. We do the small things that make a big difference. We create a welcoming environment, helping people feel connected, valued and part of one community.

Come on! Join us!