Data Scientist


Data Scientist


Des Moines, Iowa

Job Type

Full Time

Salary Range

Dependent on experience

About Tractor Zoom

Tractor Zoom is an online search engine for heavy machinery auctions and a database for market trends. We have partnered with 600+ auction companies and 1,200+ dealer locations to advertise machinery throughout the United States. Our technology currently tracks more than $12 billion of sale transactions every year to help our customers make transparent, data driven, price decisions when buying, selling, financing and insuring heavy equipment. Over the last 4 years we have gathered detailed information on auction and dealer listings that total more than $25 billion. 

Our Mission is to streamline business processes and decisions by helping customers quickly find and value heavy equipment using proprietary technologies. 

Job Description

We are looking for a Data Scientist that will help us discover the information hidden in vast amounts of data, and help us make smarter decisions to deliver even better products. Your primary focus will be in applying data mining techniques, doing statistical analysis, and building high quality prediction systems integrated with our products. You will leverage our data to help build the best in class UX and shopping experience for farmers as well as increase annual contract value on our SaaS product by using our data to automate processes for customers. As the first Data Scientist at Tractor Zoom, you will play a critical role in helping our product and engineering team solve real problems for our customers. This role is truly one of a kind for a Data Scientist wanting to make an immediate impact.  

Your Responsibilities

  • Work as the lead Data Scientist, identifying and integrating new datasets that can be leveraged through our product capabilities and work seamlessly with the engineering team to strategize and execute the development of data products. 

  • Analyze data for trends and patterns, and interpret data with a clear objective in mind. 

  • Enhance current data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems. 

  • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis.

  • Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner. 

  • Creating an automated anomaly detection system and tracking of its performance.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in statistics, applied mathematics, computer science or related discipline.

  • 4+ years of data science experience.  

  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN. Un/Supervised Learning, Image and Text Processing.

  • Experience with common data science toolkits, such as R, Weka, NumPy, MatLab, etc. 

  • Great communication skills.

  • Experience with data visualization tools, such as D3.js, GGplot, Tableau.

  • Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL.

What sets us apart from others 

Practice of Build, Measure, Learn 

Monthly hack day Fridays 

You will have great flexibility to choose frameworks and tooling

Small team with great amount of flexibility to make change

AWS Serverless Application Model

Tractor Zoom Benefits 

At Tractor Zoom we believe that our employees excel in an environment that is open and collaborative. Our company enjoys many team outings around the Des Moines area including golf outings, go-kart racing and trips to Smash Park. We work hard, but we also have fun. 

Our team thrives on collaboration in person at our Urbandale office. We are flexible to meet each team member's needs, often finding that the team members prefer a day or two per week to work from home. 

Unlimited Paid Time Off 

Excellent Health, Vision and Dental benefits 

Tractor Zoom is connecting farm equipment sellers and buyers faster than ever before. Finding farm equipment at auction or at a dealership has never been so easy.