Data Scientist / Principal Engineer (San Jose, California)

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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 12/20/2016

Tyco Fire and Security San Jose, CA

San Jose, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Doctoral Degree


Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 117,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms.

Garage is an advanced engineering organization in the globally recognized innovation ecosystems of Silicon Valley, Ca. and Tel Aviv, Israel. We want to fundamentally change how businesses understand and improve their safety, security and operations using technology and analytics to deliver actionable learnings and solve real world problems. We are an in-house innovation hub acting like a start-up, with very smart people leading JCI to the forefront of sensor-based analytics helping to fulfill JCIs mission of zero harm to people and environment. We lead interaction and collaborations with internal and external partners and stakeholders to solve complex customer problems. We work in small teams that drive efficient development cycles delivering iterative output and innovative solutions in fast sprints.

Candidates for this position will be expected to scope and develop differentiated and compelling Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for smart building automation such as industrial facilities, residential and commercial buildings. They will contribute to the fast-paced field of the Internet of Things and Services, an exciting combination of business, technology and user experience that is driven by the rapid development of connectivity, mobile computing, social networks, and Big Data analytics.


Help evolve JCI's integrated IoT strategy for the smart building sector, with a focus on security, safety, energy and building automation and related use cases.
Scope and run sprints in small and fast teams of product hardware software data science dev ops professionals and developing learning and solutions in weeks not months leading to defining JCI's IoT solution set for smart buildings comprised of hardware, software and services.
Represent JCI as one of our IoT experts and drive strategic conversations and business opportunities with key internal stakeholders, customers, partners and strategic ecosystem companies.
Research and provide information on new and emerging IoT technologies and product capabilities. Constantly keep abreast of the latest innovations by surveying and benchmarking emerging new technologies for the IoT at top-tier universities, government and industry including incubators and start-ups.
Support cyber security analysis and initiatives as required for deployed solutions.



Masters or PhD in ME, EE, CE or CS.

3 years experience in IoT or connected device experience and demonstrated knowledge of the smart building, building management/automation, or related sectors (e.g., smart retail, smart manufacturing/industrial, smart energy, home automation, etc.).


Technical breadth and an understanding of how following IoT technologies relate to providing a superior solution and customer value.

Hardware Engineering: Developing and installing Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other connectivity solutions.

Networking: Designing, maintaining, and optimizing large-scale traffic across secure, reliable, and redundant backbones that connect different destinations with knowledge of typical wireless connections, EFID, and emerging wireless protocols

Information Security: Vulnerability assessment, PKI security, ethical hacking, wireless network security, data ethics, and privacy policies

UI/UX Design: Ability to develop effective, user-friendly interfaces, responsive web design, and service design

Mobile Development: Knowledge of mobile apps that communicate with external hardware and sensors

Business Intelligence: Collect, store, & analyze smart device data streams, sensor data analysis, data center management, predictive analytics, and programming skills in big data platforms

Cross-domain understanding: Relevant knowledge from domains of Building Automation, HVAC control, security, energy management/ efficiency solutions and sustainability best practices.


Understand and can clearly articulate how M2M/IoT can impact the customer profitability through operational improvements and by tapping into other profit pools within the customer value chain.

Drive customer value and persistently drive activities to achieve results.

Creative and technical, with a strong passion for technology and elegant user experiences.

Enjoy being part of teams focused on realizing innovative solutions with speed that create high value in deployed environments. Youre a quick learner with exceptional communication skills.

Proven ability to operate successfully across multiple functions, influence business leaders and peers alike, and resolve conflict effectively. Working in a collaborative team environment with engineering, sales, marketing and customer care energizes you.

Critical thinker that challenges assumptions seeks new ideas and understands the "why" and not just the "what".

You actively solicit opposing perspectives and alternative ideas. You proactively share accomplishments, knowledge, lessons, and updates across the organization.

Demonstrated thought leadership and capability in managing both directly and through influence to deliver product solutions with both revenue impact and growth.