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Bayer Data Science, Technical Lead OR in Chesterfield, Missouri

Data Science, Technical Lead OR


The primary responsibilities of this role, Data Science, Technical Lead OR, are to:

  • Work on people and technical leadership with focus on creating team environment for individuals to develop and succeed;

  • Lead innovation using latest advances in data science with primary focus on operations research and numerical optimization;

  • Develop and deploy new methodologies globally, to accelerate our pipeline and product development efforts;

  • Lead development and presentation of compelling, validated stories to all levels of organization, including peers, senior management and internal customers to drive both strategic and operational changes in business;

  • Develop and maintain new and existing data science applications primarily focused on prescriptive analytics;

  • Hire, lead and mentor a team of data scientists on a variety of projects, from conception to final deployment;

  • Develop strong and successful collaborations among various Bayer crop science R&D teams.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least eight years of experience or Master’s degree with at least six years of experience or Ph.D. with at least three years of professional and/or post doc experience in Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or other quantitative disciplines;

  • At least one year of experience with machine learning algorithms (Deep Learning, Ensembles, Clustering, SVM) and commonly used data science languages such as Python and R;

  • At least five years of experience in application of operations research techniques towards solving large-scale real-world problems;

  • At least five years of experience with mathematical programming languages like AMPL, GAMS and OPL;

  • At least two years of experience with commercial optimization solvers such as GUROBI, IBM CPLEX, FICO Express etc.;

  • Deep understanding of mathematical programming and optimization concepts (network design, stochastic programming, optimal scheduling and routing);

  • Passion for solving complex analytics problems involving big data;

  • Creative, proactive, bold and out-of-box thinking;

  • Proven ability to communicate complex qualitative analysis in clear, precise and actionable manner;

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and problem-solving abilities required to negotiate scope/resources, manage, and project status, and synchronize activities with team members, stakeholders, and management;

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment, leading and influencing people at varying levels of responsibility.


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Location: United States : Missouri : Chesterfield

Division: Crop Science

Reference Code: 301603

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