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The Hertz Corporation Fleet Planning Data Scientist in Estero, Florida

General Responsibilities

Fleet planning team at Hertz is highly analytical and data driven function. The team is responsible for planning procurement, allocation and selling of fleet for North America Rent-A-Car business. Vehicle depreciation is the biggest cost for Hertz (about 1.8 billion dollars annually). It is impacted by many macro/micro economic factors including gas prices, new vehicle production, consumer demand and technological changes. We are constantly looking to better forecast used car sale prices and other costs.

As a Data Scientist, you would build predictive modelling for various projects. You will enhance and support Hertz’s used car pricing models to incorporate impact of options, volume, incentives and other factors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build models for forecasting changes in used car market

  • Pricing cars for used car wholesale channels (Auctions and Dealer Direct)

Mandatory Requirements

Knowledge, skills and experience

Educational Background:

  • Masters with 3+ years of experience as data scientist


  • Working experience with a statistical programming language (like SAS, R, Octave, Python etc.)

  • Experience with machine learning (regression, classification, neural networks). Preferably also have experience with constrained mathematical optimization models (Linear Programming, CPLEX).

  • Preferably also have experience with SQL databases


EEO Statement

Hertz is a Drug-Free Workplace. All employment is contingent on successful completion of drug and background screening.

Hertz is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or domestic partnership status, disability, protected veteran status or military status, genetic information, or any other category protected under applicable law. Hertz is committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment and advancement of minorities, women, persons with disabilities and protected veterans.

Job ID 177300

# Positions 1

Category Fleet Operations

Division WHQ - Estero - Only

Position Type Regular Full Time