Senior Data Scientist
As Vodafone continues to evolve, our dedication to innovation has never been greater. Already the world's leading mobile telecommunications company, our goal is to pioneer a world of digital solutions and smart services. At Vodafone, we don’t just produce creative products, we develop amazing people too. We’re a brand that loves change – if it’s not happening naturally then we’re building it ourselves. It’s at our core to push forward, to build a better future, to never rest and find new ways that help people communicate. That’s the lifeblood that runs throughout Vodafone. We are driven to empower people. We are committed to helping our people perform at their best and achieve their full potential.
The role of Data Scientist is a key position within the Big Data & Advanced Analytics team at Vodafone Italy. We are looking for experienced Data Scientists to work closely with the Lead Data Scientist and the team of Data Scientists to explore Big Data Analytics opportunities in Vodafone Italy as well as supporting and capitalising on the Global Functional Team innovation initiatives. You will be working with key stakeholders within Vodafone Italy to generate hypotheses and supports the analytics modelling managers to create models that answer impactful business questions.
Translating complex datasets into key strategy insight and powerful capabilities, to the business
Design scalable machine learning algorithms able to generate actionable insights for internal and external business improvements
Participating in cutting-edge research projects in collaboration with Universities e.g. Deep Learning, Social Network Analysis
Support a global community of data scientists across countries and business streams
Identify new analytics trends and opportunities to drive the innovation agenda across countries
Identify new data sources and evaluate emerging technologies for data discovery usage
Be recognized as an expert in Big Data Analytics, advising on the suitability of Big Data products and solutions
Advise the analytics modelling managers on best practice methodology for Big Data Analytics
Delve into data from different systems, at different timescales, and in complex formats to discover hidden relationships and useful information
Advise on best practice Big Data Analytics methodology and processes for analytics insight generation, technology and data.
Key skills & qualifications
As Data Scientist your skills and qualifications will ideally include:
Machine learning Libraries – Spark ML, scikit-learn, xgboost, Tensorflow + Keras, GraphFrames
Working knowledge of Big Data statistical analytics tools (e.g. Python, R, Scala)
Experience in Big Data Analytics landscape and technology trends (e.g. Spark, Hadoop, NoSQL, SQL)
Familiar with leading visualisation tools (e.g. Tableau, Qlikview, Spotfire, D3.js)
Significant experience in Big Data analytics & deployment of models and algorithms into a commercial/consumer environment to analyse extremely large volumes of data
Ability to test hypotheses from raw datasets and draw meaningful conclusions
Deep and broad statistical modelling expertise in various domains
Good communication skills, with proven ability to work cross functional teams to translate business issues into potential analytics solutions
Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in quantitative fields like Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Economics, Computing and Engineering
Joining Vodafone is more than a job, what we do matters. We don’t just carry minutes, texts and data – we carry people’s lives. And that’s a huge responsibility. If you think for a minute about the people you rely on…the likelihood is they rely on us. Customers are at the heart of everything we do and we want to make a difference to the lives of our customers, and the communities in which we live and work. We support our people to give something back to the causes that mean the most to them through helping them give time and money to the charities they love. And what’s it like to work here? We have created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work and are empowered to be at your best. We offer flexibility in how you work that helps you do your job in a way that suits you, opportunities to help you grow and progress throughout your career, and a choice of benefits to suit your lifestyle.
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