Data Scientist- Vehicle Software

Phoenix, Arizona


This role is based at our Phoenix, AZ HQ, and would require relocation to the Phoenix area.

Come join the Nikola Motor’s Software Team as a Data Scientist. Our team culture emphasizes collaboration, communication, and commitment to help us reach our goals in a dynamic startup environment.

We work in a field where the technology is changing daily, but that technology will forever change the world as we know it. Get to know a team and a culture who are learning and discovering daily, and who are developing the technology that everyone will know by name in 5-7 years from now.

What you’ll be creating:

Assisting our software team make business critical decisions.

Collecting data through means such as analyzing business results or by setting up and managing new studies

Custom data analysis tasks from team members, business groups, and stakeholders.

Be able to take your data and insights gained, to develop stories to bring the data to life. 

Creating new, experimental frameworks to collect data

Building tools to automate data collection

Creating reports and presentations for business uses

Correlating similar data to find actionable results

What you “must” already bring to the table:

  • BS, MS preferred, in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent (and proven) work experience in a software-related field.
  • 2 - 6 years of proven data scientist or business analyst in a software development environment.
  • 2+ proficiency integrating large data sets.
  • Experience in Python, SQL, Database software and cloud computing.
  • Very analytical
  • Had the opportunity to work on large and diverse projects.

Additional Profile Characteristic Preferred:

  • Presentation Skills: Taking the data and be able to tell insightful stories

Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization or be TN eligible from Mexico or Canada. 

This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT. 



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