Data Science and Simulation Lead

The Shyft Group
Detroit, Michigan
Dec 02, 2023
Dec 03, 2023
Position Type
Manager / Leader, Scientist, Data
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate

Data Science and Simulation Lead
The Shyft Group (TSG) Plymouth, MI

Regular Employee Salary Exempt

Who we are

At The Shyft Group we are driven to deliver, and as the North American leader in specialty vehicles, our portfolio of last-mile delivery vehicles, work trucks, and motorhome chassis brings people, goods, and services where they need to be.

We are strengthened by nine industry-leading brands Utilimaster , Blue Arc EV Solutions, Royal Truck Body, DuraMag , Magnum , Strobes-R-Us , Spartan RV Chassis, Red Diamond , and Builtmore . Over 4,000 employees across ten states and two countries work independently and together as one team under Shyft, building chassis, vehicle bodies, and accessories that improve every route, every run, and every ride.

Empowered by a supportive, inclusive, and highly entrepreneurial culture, every person behind our brands is given the tools they need to make a positive contribution to the company, their community, and their families. Together under the Shyft umbrella, our teams drive new synergies that bring innovations to life on the road - for an experience that is safer, more satisfying, more rewarding all around.

With 50 years and millions of miles behind us, we continue to charge forward - leading the commercial vehicle transition to electric, innovating across all our brands, and earning our position among Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing Companies.

What you'll do

As the Data Science and Simulation Lead for Blue Arc (a Shyft Group Brand) based at our R&D facility in Plymouth, MI, you will be responsible for overseeing the design, execution, exercise, and reporting of results of EV vehicle simulations, experiments, and predictive methods in support of product development and optimization.

In addition, you will be instrumental in overseeing the statistical analysis to extract and extrapolate knowledge and insights from data transmitted from the fleet of Blue Arc vehicles in the field.

You will also:
  • Serve as the lead data strategist to identify and integrate new datasets that can be leveraged in the development of data products
  • Specify, develop, build, and exercise EV vehicle simulation models
  • Oversee the controls strategy development for electric vehicle components and systems
  • Design and facilitate the design of experiment models to support component selection activities
  • Perform examinations of simulation and test data for correlation, comparison, verification, and statistical characteristics
  • Apply statistical data analysis techniques to test and simulation data
  • Identify relevant data sources and sets to mine for business needs
  • Collect large structured and unstructured datasets and variables

Expand your knowledge of The Shyft Group and Blue Arc by exploring the Learn More section below.

What you need to be successful
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Five or more years of expertise in vehicle simulation, preferably with a concentration on EV vehicle simulation
  • Five or more years of GT Suite, MATLAB, Simulink, or similar vehicle simulation software experience
  • Heightened proficiency with experimental design, statistics, modeling, and evaluation
  • Proficient in Python, testing, and common data science libraries and frameworks
  • Familiarity with Apache Spark, SQL, and Microsoft PowerBI
  • Knowledge of DVC, Pachyderm, or similar tools for data versioning, lineage, and traceability
  • Versed in source control (e.g., git) and code review processes
  • Experience with telemetry and geographic information systems (GIS) (Preferred)
  • Experience utilizing Docker or similar containerization technology (Preferred)
  • Robust problem-solving skills and the ability to collect, organize, examine, and report on data
  • Ability to translate data science and simulation goals and results clearly for varying audiences

Learn More

The content below is exclusively available on our careers site job description:

The Shyft Group
  • Employee Testimonials
  • Our Story
  • Sustainability Report
  • YouTube Channel
  • LinkedIn Page

Blue Arc
  • Blue Arc Launch Video (YouTube)
  • Class 5 EV Crew Cab Announcement (Video)
  • Power Cube for EVs (Video)
  • Ride and Drive - Recap Video
  • Follow Blue Arc on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube

Why The Shyft Group?
We believe that when our people thrive personally and professionally, our business thrives. We are committed to offering comprehensive benefits programs that stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a work/life balance.

Stay Healthy:

Medical and Rx Plan

Health Savings Account

Dental and Vision Plan

Healthcare Flexible Spending

Wellness Plan

Financial Security:

401 (k) Retirement Savings

Short and Long Term Disability

Company Provided Life and Dependent Life Insurance

Voluntary Term Life Insurance

Work/Life Balance:

Educational Reimbursement

Employee Assistance Program

Dependent Care FSA

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

The Shyft Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified Individual with a Disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply, please email us at .

The Shyft Group is an E-Verify Employer

Shyft uses E-Verify, which is an online system operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility and validate social security numbers. Through participation in the E-Verify program, information entered on Form I-9 will be provided and compared to information available at both of these agencies. See posters for more details. E-Verify Notice U.S. Right to Work Notice.