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Xerox Principal of Structural Analytics in Palo Alto, California

Principal of Structural Analytics

General information

City: Palo Alto

State/Province: California

Country: United States

Department: Service Delivery

Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021

Working time: Full-time

Ref#: 20011359

Job Level: Manager

Job Type: Experienced

Job Field: Service Delivery

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior Level

Description & Requirements

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

Building on some breakthrough developments in sensing, analytics, and the internet of things (IoT), we have exciting new opportunities for a Principal Structural Analytics engineering role to support Fibridge, a new joint venture between Xerox and VicTrack. You will play a key hands-on lead technical role to rollout/deploy and bring innovative optical sensing-based monitoring solution to market for transportation structures. The technology employs cutting-edge optical sensors, asset models, and advanced analytics to help customers optimize and manage critical structural and transportation assets through the IoT. A case study with details is available at:

We are currently in late-stage customer trials and are looking to build a dynamic, collaborative team to get the technology ready to scale, harden the technology components, streamline the modeling/analytics pipeline, and help create the vision for the product platform. The ideal candidate for this position is a self-starter who can take ideas from the drawing board to product deployment and commercialization. We are seeking candidates interested in delivering innovations and results that will make real impact upon the world.


  • Play a key role in the analytics development to take an innovative optical sensing and predictive analytics solution to market. Contribute to the vision for the product platform and architecture

  • Be the right-hand person for the Analytics Lead in managing onshore/offshore Analytics team

  • Collaborate with technical and business cross-functional teams for integrated product architecture definition, and lead advanced analytics development, deployment, and validation

  • Ensure the robustness, fidelity and reliability of the analytics solution.

  • Steer developments for the structural model developments, make suitable decisions with the team on model complexity. Interpret and reconcile empirical data with first-principles analytical and/or numerical simulations.

  • Mentor analytics team members, manage conflicts, schedules/priorities and resource issues

  • Help scale and maintain a world-class analytics team through mentoring, cross-training, and recruiting

  • Help supervise coding effort for structural analytics leveraging best in class physics models, AI, and software engineering tools

  • Take a key role in interacting with key internal and external stakeholders including effectively communicating analytics technology status, vision, and roadmap

  • Work with other technical and business development teams to lead definition and development of advanced data analytics

  • Produce clear graphics and visualizations to explain procedures and communicate results


  • PhD or equivalent experience in Civil / Electrical / Mechanical / Aerospace Engineering, Computer science, Statistics, or related fields.

  • Expertise in data analytics and structural physics modeling

  • Innovative and creative thinker strong drive to learn and mentor. Able to break down complex problems

  • Familiarity with variety of core tools, classification, regression, clustering and understanding of options to various problem types (e.g., when to use naïve Bayes, logistic regression, linear SVM, boosting, random forests, neural networks etc.).

  • Experience with standard tools such as R libraries and Python libraries such as Pandas, matplotlib, numpy, scikitlearn, etc.

  • Ability to lead development of repeatable documented workflows for analytic processes

  • Knowledge of the state-of-the-art in machine learning and applicable libraries such as Torch, Theano, TensorFlow

  • Strong presentation and written communication skills

  • Prior experience in leading software teams and algorithm development

  • Commitment to developing quality software

  • Ability to manage through ambiguity

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