Data Scientist

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:20 Aug, 2019

Job title: Data Scientist

Location: Newbury


Your Role

Creating advanced analytics and machine learning solutions that provide actionable business insight to Vodafone and its stakeholders. Developing predictive models with large and varied datasets, working with a community of colleagues across advanced analytics, technology, and data and customer functions. Contributing to the wider community to enable an advanced analytics capability across Vodafone globally.


Key accountabilities

  • Uses a variety of structured and unstructured datasets to test hypotheses, discover hidden relationships and provide actionable insights to Vodafone’s businesses

  • Designs, develops and tests machine learning models to industrialise predictive and prescriptive insight into operations to solve real business problems

  • Uses data visualisation to engage audience in a compelling way, enabling effective storytelling

  • Delivers key packages of work, on time and in a collaborative manner to meet the needs of business customers

  • Works in partnership with Technology and local BI and analytics teams to agree on pragmatic means of data provision to support use cases

  • Contributes to the development of self and others across the global analytics community, ensuring advanced analytics is always evolving and at the cutting edge


Languages and Data Tools

  • Structured - SQL

  • Unstructured – Hadoop, Spark , NoSQL

  • Python, Scala, MapReduce, Mahout, Java, C++

  • Other tools/ frameworks – TensorFlow, MXNet, Tableau, Qlik, D3 and Carto


What are we looking for?

We need someone who is able to use big data and machine learning techniques, to create predictive and prescriptive models and algorithms, to solve real-world problems. Experience manipulating and analysing large (Petabyte scale) and complex structured and unstructured datasets, including streaming data feeds. Ideally, also experience in visualisation, creating graphical static and interactive displays of multidimensional data sets that clearly communicate insight. You must have good interpersonal communication and presentation skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment across multinational functional teams, alongside analytical and expansive thinking with a strong desire to deliver and develop.


What’s in it for you?
Great reward with a competitive salary. We will also throw in 28 days’ holiday and a flexible work environment. You will get to work with a fun, diverse and driven team who love what they do and a leadership team who listen, support and inspire you to be your very best!


If all of the above sounds good - apply now!


Our Commitment

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment, which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too.


Vodafone is committed to making reasonable adjustments for all candidates considered to have a disability during the recruitment assessment process. Should you meet the minimum criteria for the role you are applying to, we will contact you to discuss the reasonable adjustments that you may need.

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