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Data Scientist

Posted on Nov 20, 2019 by Comcast

Philadelphia, PA 19019
IT
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the world's best entertainment and online experiences. As a Fortune 40 leader, we set the pace in a variety of innovative and fascinating businesses and create career opportunities across a wide range of locations and disciplines. We are at the forefront of change and move at an amazing pace, thanks to our remarkable people, who bring cutting-edge products and services to life for millions of customers every day. If you share in our passion for teamwork, our vision to revolutionize industries and our goal to lead the future in media and technology, we want you to fast-forward your career at Comcast.

The Device Software Product Management team is responsible for the management of software strategy & roadmap for all Comcast & Sky devices. This generally includes a broad set of responsibilities including: strategy development, product discovery of new technologies, external & internal partnerships, software roadmap definition, management and prioritization for new and existing devices.

As a data scientist, you will play a pivotal role in improving Comcast's WiFi product. You will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, architects, product managers and external partners to derive key insights that will be used for decision making, producing reports for both internal consumption and TPX SLT and driving device/platform requirements and improvements.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Work with large, complex data sets and apply analytical and statistical methods to derive global and local trends relative to WiFi performance for both CPE & connected clients and associated operational metrics.
  • Synthetize trends into insights to make product recommendations with effective presentations of findings at multiple levels of stakeholders through visual display of quantitative information
  • Build and prototype analysis pipeline iteratively to provide insights at scale. Develop understanding of Comcast data structures and metrics, advocating for changes where needed for both product and platform development.
  • Establish performance baselines, develop and deploy predictive models to forecast improvements, keep track of benefits realization as new features are developed & deployed
  • May serve as team leader. Mentors and trains junior team members.

Qualifications:

  • MS degree in a quantitative discipline (eg, data analytics, statistics, operations research, bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, industrial engineering).
  • 5-8 years of relevant work experience in data analysis or related field. (eg, as an engineer, data scientist)
  • Strong sense of independence and intellectual curiosity.
  • Ability to think, communicate and execute from big picture strategy to execution details
  • Strong foundation in data analytics, statistics and machine learning
  • Experience in writing code in SQL & Python (Scala, Unix)
  • Experience in operating in Big Data Pipelines (Spark, Hive, SQL engines) batch and streaming
  • Experience in developing and deploying Machine Learning models and data story telling with visualizations

Preferred qualifications:

  • PhD degree in a quantitative discipline as listed in Minimum Qualifications
  • Applied experience with machine learning on large datasets (Spark)
  • Experience articulating business questions and using mathematical techniques to arrive at an answer using available data. Experience translating analysis results into business recommendations.
  • Demonstrated skills in selecting the right statistical tools given a data analysis problem. Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and self-direction. Demonstrated willingness to both teach others and learn new techniques.

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer


Reference: 798642038

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