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Research Data Analyst – The Toro Company

The Toro Company

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Who Are We?

At the Toro Company’s corporate headquarters in Bloomington, Minnesota we pride ourselves in being an industry leader for outdoor environment products. These markets include turf and landscape maintenance, snow and ice management, underground utility, specialty construction, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. Our teams at this location take pride in being on the cutting edge of creating innovative products while partnering with world-class employees that bring passion to their everyday work. This is a location that truly values its employees with upward career mobility and advancement opportunities.

Job Purpose

Toro is looking for an intellectually curious problem solver to join our team as a data scientist and engineer. This position will support our continuing mission to improve sustainability through data-driven approaches to managing landscapes. Working in Toros Center for Technology, Research, and Innovation (CTRI) alongside a team of engineers and scientists, your primary focus will be on data modeling and management. You will apply modern data science approaches to creating informative and predictive data systems in a Research & Development context. Successful projects will conceptualize and demonstrate data-driven management tools and approaches that improve agronomic, economic, and sustainability outcomes.

Duties & Responsibilities

Create, maintain, and analyze datasets for R&D projects including data from prototype sensor and measurement platforms and from other sources as required for research projects
Model and analyze datasets to test research hypotheses using modern data science and engineering tools
Deliver insights, reports, and impactful visualizations from complex datasets
Assist with field operations to gather data and deploy sensing and data collection systems
Consult with researchers, engineers, and marketing staff to understand how customer needs and business goals translate into data requirements
Engage with internal and external customers in support of other research and development activities, as assigned
Be an integral part of a team dedicated to driving sustainability through data

Note: The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the company.

Job Qualifications:

Research Data Analyst I: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Data Science, Computer Science, or GIS is required. Additional formal research experience is desirable.
Research Data Analyst II: Bachelor’s plus 2 years’ experience, or master’s in engineering, Data Science, Computer Science, or GIS is required.
Research Data Analyst III: Bachelor’s plus 5 years’ experience, or master’s plus 3 years’ experience, or Ph.D. in Engineering, Data Science, Computer Science, or GIS is required.

Other Context: Must be able to execute research projects and analyze associated data. Able to deliver analytics, derive insights, create reports, and produce impactful visualizations from complex datasets. Demonstrates a high level of productivity. Proven competency in the execution and support of research projects and data analyses.

Curiosity and eagerness to learn about customer applications for data and information that motivate technology development. Familiarity with landscape-scale maintenance practices and sustainability issues will be beneficial
Strong skills with programming and scripting languages used for manipulating, cleaning, analyzing, and visualizing large datasets and associated data products (e.g. Python, R, SQL, etc.)
Experience with geospatial software packages or libraries such as ArcGIS, QGIS, GDAL, Arcpy, etc., preferred.
Must be detail oriented and have excellent communication skills.

What Can We Give You?

At The Toro Company, we are always working to make sure our employees know just how valued they are. In addition to a competitive salary, an affordable and top tier medical/dental/vision plan, 401k, and many other great benefits – The Toro company offers employees at our Bloomington, MN HQ location a variety of perks, including:

Dress for your day – We know you’re more productive when you’re comfortable, which is why TTC employees are encouraged to take advantage of our casual, corporate environment.
Location Conveniently located near both St. Paul and Minneapolis, we are centrally located for most commuters!
Food – Take advantage of our onsite caf, which serves both breakfast and lunch. With a Caribou Coffee attached, you can grab a snack and a coffee at any time during your day.
Wellness – The Toro Companys HQ offers complimentary use of our onsite fitness facility to employees. In addition to physical wellbeing, TTC offers a variety of mental health and financial health resources to all employees.
Volunteerism – The Toro Company is proud to provide employees 20 hours of paid time to volunteer in the community.
Summer Hours Enjoy a flexible schedule during the summer! By working a little more during the first few days of the week, TTC employees at our Bloomington HQ are able to start their weekends early and leave by noon on Friday.
Flexible Work Arrangements This team is currently implementing a hybrid work schedule. The opportunity to collaborate in the office and work from home part-time, has promoted team-building and flexibility.
Competitive Salary The pay range takes into account skills, experience, education, and location. It is not common to be hired at or near the top of the range; compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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