NewMarket Services

Sr Data Scientist - Application Developer

Location US-VA-Richmond



NewMarket Corporation is the parent company of Afton Chemical Corporation and Ethyl Corporation. Afton Chemical is one of the largest global suppliers of lubricant additives and offers a broad line of fuel additives worldwide. 



This data scientist position will require a collaborative leader skilled in building analytics and reporting solutions using R/Shiny. Commitment to data integrity, the capability to solve highly analytical problems, and the ability to work on multiple projects at once are critical for this position.



  • Design and develop R/shiny applications to solve data science and business analytics challenges
  • Partner with various stakeholders to translate business requirements to technical specifications
  • Establish software engineering best practices and provide technical training to team members
  • Partner with multiple stakeholders including clients, new product development, data engineers and data scientists to develop scalable solutions
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of computing tools and help grow the in-house knowledge base of the full stack data science development



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, data science, software engineering or related field of study
  • Experience in modularized code in Shiny app development
  • 5+ years of R data cleaning, analysis, model building experience
  • 5+ years of writing robust, maintainable, and scalable code in Shiny app development
  • 2+ years of  SQL experience
  • Ability to effectively communicate insights and plans to cross-functional team members and management


  • Masters degree in computer science, software engineering or related field of study
  • Experience working in a Linux environment
  • 10+ years of R data cleaning, analysis, model building experience
  • 10+ years of writing robust, maintainable, and scalable code in Shiny app development
  • 5+ years of  SQL experience
  • Automotive, chemistry/chemical, or petroleum additive related academic background or work experience


  • Decision Making - Decision making in a timely manner based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; sometimes with incomplete information, under tight deadlines and pressure; while based upon appropriate risk and authority
  • Business Insight - The understanding of the basis for our business model and how that is realized in the market. The understanding of how business and operations are intimately linked. The ability to utilize information, practices & trends, affecting the business to engage and drive new strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
  • Analysis and Problem Solving - Solves difficult problems with effective solutions; asks good questions and questions all likely sources for answers; can solve complex problems and recognize complex patterns; utilizing all appropriate tools to reach a robust answer.
  • Communication - The ability to communicate information clearly and effectively in an engaging and convincing manner.
  • Managing Performance - Possessing the drive and focus to achieve challenging goals.
  • Collaboration and Networking - The ability to work in and across Afton's organizational matrix to achieve business objectives, via engaging and rewarding interactions. Through this network provide support, exert influence.  Influencing without authority.
  • Project Management - The ability to manage tasks and activities and achieve their completion within the agreed framework, across regional and organizational boundaries
  • Innovation - The openness to new ideas and the ability to generate breakthrough solutions. Can develop, seek out, critically assess and implement new and value adding concepts.
  • Dealing with Uncertainty - Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Working at NewMarket

Who We Are - We're a diverse, global family of individuals, who share a passion for developing innovative solutions. We build our professional relationships on respect, integrity and a commitment to safety and quality. Just as these values apply to our professional relationships, they also apply to the way we feel about our neighbors and communities.


Our Work - At NewMarket, our innovative R&D programs lead to global growth. Our lubricant and fuel additives are among the most highly developed and widely used in the petroleum industry. Afton is a recognized and trusted supplier of driveline lubricant additives, engine oil additives, fuel additives and industrial lubricant additives.


Benefits / Compensation - We offer competitive compensation and benefit packages that reflect our commitment to our employees. Our employees are our most treasured asset and we have dedicated resources that allow us to reward our employees for their commitment on an ongoing basis - ensuring our compensation packages are competitive in the industry.


An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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