Why Wendy's When our square shaped burgers made their first sizzle on the scene more than 50 years ago, people knew our approach wasn’t like any other. Same goes for the way we support our employees. Our culture of openness, flexibility, and inclusiveness allows everybody to flourish in their own way. If you’re looking for a career where you can be part of the action as we continue to grow our iconic brand – We got you!The Sr Engineer - Data Science will focus on applying data mining techniques, performing statistical analysis to turn data into information, and building a high-quality prediction system to enhance restaurant operations. Selecting and employing advanced statistical procedures to obtain actionable insights. Cross-validating models to ensure their generalizability. Producing and disseminating non-technical reports that detail the successes and limitations of each project. Suggesting ways in which insights are obtained might be used to inform business strategies. Responsibilities Provide technical expertise to develop and maintain a predictive demand model and AI tools to improve production operationsActivities include updating statistical model based on menu/operational changes, providing business analytics, presenting information to technical and non-technical audiences, and managing contractorsLiaison with IT to assist with the Data Engineering and hardware implementation required to support the predictive demand model and support roll-out of associated kitchen equipmentSupport the department Manager and Director to maximize project results by assisting with project management processes including development of project charters, detailed project timelines, success criteria, functional requirements, development of testing methodology, data collection and analysisPartner with other Developers and Product Owners to understand requirements and provide scalable solutions in alignment with business technology strategy and architectureKeep up to date on industry trends and recommend solutions to meet business needsParticipate in cross functional team meetings and provide technical support as needed for the management of operations test, market tests, or national roll outs of assigned projects including conducting restaurant surveys, data collection, management of supplier timelines and contractor activities.