Data Scientist

Lisle, IL

Position Overview:

Navistar is looking for an experienced and talented Data Scientist who will lead projects that use time-based vehicle data to develop toolsets to expedite vehicle development for durability, performance and life prediction of component, sub-system, and vehicle level. These toolsets will support vehicle design and development across R&D and will be available across the Traton group enterprise. The department will build a suite of applications using vehicle CAN data, environmental information, and adjacent vehicle applications to continuously improve the design and performances across all vehicle models.


  • Develop analytic models using vehicle connected data to improve vehicle design.
  • Build empirical remaining useful life models for every component of the vehicle that affects uptime.
  • Using vehicle IoT from onboard sensors, ECU’s and other telematic information, provide design insights for engineers to optimize vehicle design, performance efficiency and uptime.
  • Correlate information from off-board sources to support analytical models and optimize vehicle design.
  • Work with Digital Service Solutions team to offer commercial versions of correlated engineering analytical models.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science/Analytics, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Natural Science, Economics, Engineering or similar quantitative field and no experience and will obtain degree prior to first day of employment


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science/Analytics, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Natural Science, Economics, Engineering or similar quantitative field

Additional Requirements:

  • Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)

Desired Skills:

  • Engineering degree in mechanical engineering , electrical/computer engineering, computational mechanics, or physics
  • Experience writing code for data processing and engineering modeling in Python and SQL, visualization programs like Power BI
  • Strong background in automotive and transportation system product development
  • Aptitude for learning new systems and using adjacent industries to improve Truck and Bus development.
  • Ability to understand complex topics and break them down into actionable tasks.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving

Company Overview: Navistar, Inc. (“Navistar”) is a purpose-driven company, reimagining how to deliver what matters to create more cohesive relationships, build higher-performing teams and find solutions where others don’t.

Based in Lisle, Illinois, Navistar or its subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial trucks and engines, IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses, all-makes OnCommand® Connection advanced connectivity services, and Fleetrite®, ReNEWeD® and Diamond Advantage® brand aftermarket parts.

With a history of innovation dating back to 1831, Navistar has more than 14,500 employees worldwide and is part of TRATON SE, a global champion of the truck and transport services industry. Additional information is available at Accelerating the Impact of Sustainable Mobility: Visit us at to discover more about our organization.

Navistar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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