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Sr. Data Scientist, Prognostics and Health Management (PHM)

Pratt & Whitney

Windsor Locks, CT
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  • Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics
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Sr. Data Scientist, Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Description at United Technologies Corporation

Sr. Data Scientist, Prognostics and Health Management (PHM)

Business Unit UTC Aerospace Systems Job ID 48500BR Date posted 05/04/2017 City Windsor Locks State Connecticut Country United States
United Technologies Aerospace Systems is seeking exceptional technical talent to drive product development of complex systems within our business. Currently, UTAS has over 90 product lines representing the power, thermal, and sensing systems that enable the operation of modern civil and military aviation platforms. The breadth and complexity of these products enables UTAS to offer unique career opportunities to develop the next generation of systems for the aerospace industry.

The Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) team in Central Engineering is seeking an exceptional candidate to provide expertise in development of innovative diagnostic and prognostic methods for aircraft systems. The ideal candidate will be equally strong in systems engineering, data manipulation, and numerical analysis and seeks to this skillset to the exciting field of IoT.

This position offers the unique opportunity to work closely with our talented team of engineers, software developers, and customer service representatives in support of the UTAS Digital Strategy to improve our products and services. The candidate will have the opportunity to interact with airline customers and gain insight to airline operations to provide customized predictive analytic solutions.


  • Develop algorithms that detect and interpret changes in system behavior and predict timing of future maintenance needs
  • physics-based and data driven methods to optimize algorithm performance
  • Support root cause analysis of in-service issues and identify improved health management approaches
  • Build scripts to automate cleansing, manipulation, and analysis of large data sets using languages such as Python
  • Develop web applications and provide database design support as needed to enhance analytics development platform
  • Develop effective data visualization techniques to clearly communicate results
  • A minimum MS with 2 years of experience in relevant engineering discipline: control design and optimization, component dynamic analysis, structures engineering, or system safety analysis
  • Familiarity with applied machine learning and data mining techniques


  • Proficiency in manipulating and analyzing large, complex, multi-dimensional data from varying sources
  • Familiarity with sensing and data acquisition systems
  • Familiarity with data modeling, relational databases and SQL
  • Experience in web application development
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services is a plus
  • Results-oriented and motivated to provide solutions with measureable benefit to our customer and business
  • Naturally inquisitive and skilled in exploratory data analysis, formulating and testing hypotheses
  • Ability to communicate complex analysis with clarity and precision
  • Ability to work independently with geographically dispersed team
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card)
  • Minimum: MS in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Chemical Engineering
  • Preferred: PhD or experience in Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or equivalent technical field.

EEO/AAP Statement
United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Pratt & Whitney is a recognized leading producer of the world's most advanced jet engines. This is your opportunity to join a company steeped in history yet focused on the future by developing engines that provide step-change improvements for the next generation of commercial aircraft and fifth generation military aircraft. Pratt & Whitney, a pioneer in flight and technology, is part of the United Technologies Corporation (UTC) family. UTC is a Fortune 50 company located in over 4,800 locations in approximately 80 countries with $65.2 billion in revenues in 2014.


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