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Principal Data Scientist

Verizon Communications

This is a Full-time position in Irving, TX posted September 3, 2021.

Verizon is a leading provider of technology, communications, information and entertainment products, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our ambition and united in our shared purpose to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward – and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.

What you’ll be doing…

As a principal Data Scientist, you will focus on developing and deploying AI models on our recommendation team with a focus on delivering excellent customer experience and driving business growth and technical innovation.

You will work closely with data science and engineering teams and the entire data scientist community at Verizon in proactively designing and developing AI capabilities. These AI capabilities will include predictive, prescriptive and adaptive applications for all predictions and inferences at Verizon. Models will typically get implemented on premise, in cloud and/or on the edge and in both real-time and batch mode depending upon the business applications.

At Verizon, we are on a multi-year journey to industrialize our data science and AI capabilities. Very simply, this means that AI will fuel all decisions and business processes across the company. At one hundred and thirty billion dollars in annual revenue, this is a pioneering opportunity to design and shape AI at scale in the industry. With our leadership in bringing 5G network nationwide, the opportunity for AI will only grow exponentially in going from enabling billions of predictions to possibly trillions of predictions that are automated and real-time.

  • Partner with key business stakeholders to identify opportunities and problems and develop and execute plans to deliver business results.
  • Develop the next generation of AI that drives personalized customer experience, innovation, customer acquisition and retention, and business growth.
  • Help attract and retain top talent with deep technical expertise to Verizon and build a diverse team with an inclusive culture.
  • Operate as an expert and thought leader both within Verizon and externally within industry.
  • Serve as trusted advisor to all stakeholders at Verizon.
  • Coach and mentor our high potential talent.
  • Stay informed on the latest advancements in AI and technology space, finding ways to deliver value by applying and customizing these to our specific problem space.
  • Help create an environment where our scientists are engaged in pioneering work that can be shared with the world in a number of ways like open source, publications, etc.
  • Help establish best practices and governance routines to ensure adherence to model management policies, peer reviews, and compliance to our policy standards for privacy, ethics, and bias.

What we’re looking for…

You are a master at analyzing big data. You thrive in an environment where enormous volumes of data are generated at rapid speed. You’re a creative problem solver who loves to explore, and uncover the issues. You are decisive. You are phenomenal at influencing up, down, and across groups, and you take satisfaction in mentoring others. Communicating what you’ve uncovered in a way that can be easily understood by others is one of your strengths.

You’ll need to have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Commercial application experience working on recommendation systems/solutions.
  • Experience developing models in Python, Pyspark.
  • Experience developing models and algorithms independently, writing your own code, developing strategy for algorithmic experimentation, and deploying in production.
  • Experience with SQL and Data Analysis.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or PHD in mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, computer science, or economics.
  • Knowledge and ability to explain both the code and the underlying math used in algorithms/models.
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform.
  • Experience with Hadoop, AWS or other distributed compute services.
  • Knowledge of data structures, data modeling and software architecture skills.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer – and celebrate our employees’ differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.

Our credo is at the core of the
V team culture.

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