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Senior Data Scientist - Big Data and AI

Job Title: Senior Data Scientist - Big Data and AI
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Not Specified
Reference: WRT-2021-02-23-0275D2EB30BE
Job Published: February 23, 2021 12:21

Job Description

Job Description

The commercial team drives all consumer-facing products, services & innovation. If you are part of the team, the future is in your hands. Our products help build a Digital Society that's hyper-connected. In that society, inclusion is key - we want everyone to have access to technology, not just the fortunate few. This ranges from Consumer IoT solutions for the home, price plans for girls in India, and data offerings that suit all streaming needs. You build the Vodafone our customers see and experience every day. The team is broad; you could be working within brand, commercial management, consumer services, terminals, M-Pesa or customer experience operations. What links us all together is that we think big, take risks, keep the best and learn from the rest. Do you?

The Senior Data Scientist will be based in Paddington and work with a global Big Data and AI community of colleagues across AI, technology and customer functions and will be a contributor to the wider community, supporting the enablement of Vodafone's AI capability. Responsible for designing and developing state-of-the-art reusable models, leveraging Big Data and artificial intelligence, to drive global scalability, revenues and cost efficiencies throughout Vodafone Group.

You will:

  • Develops Machine Learning and AI models that are scaled and replicated across markets

  • Implements and optimises state-of-the-art AI algorithms

  • Delivers hands-on coding solutions for markets' complex use cases deployed on Cloud

  • Develops model production frameworks and unified data formats, critical to sharing models across markets

  • Work according to agile methodology framework, leading agile teams and training others

Candidate Description

  • Experience in developing models and algorithms from large volumes of structured and/or unstructured data in a commercial /consumer / digital environment

  • Proven demonstration of value from advanced machine learning models across multiple lines of business

  • Deep statistical modelling expertise, including deep learning and reinforcement learning

  • Strong knowledge of applied AI

  • Strong commercial mindset and proven ability of visualising and communicating data

    You must have…

  • PhD or Master's or Degree (PhD preferred) on quantitative fields, including but not limited to Statistics, Computer Science Engineering or Artificial Intelligence

  • Proficient in statistical packages and ML/DL libraries/frameworks (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, Dynet, Pandas, SciPy, Spark MLlib, etc)

  • Expertise in data manipulation: use of structured data tools (e.g., SQL), & unstructured data tools and platforms (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL)

  • Familiar with implementing data transformations and algorithms in common programming languages

  • Software development skills (e.g. unit testing, Git, etc.) and development of Retention and/or Recommender Systems

  • Understanding and hands-on experience in related use cases (e.g. churn reduction, personalisation, network optimisation, customer satisfaction, etc) (preferred)

  • Publications in AI/ML communities (e.g. AAAI, ACL, ICML, KDD, NeurIPS, etc)

Employer Description

Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. As a Global Communications Technology company, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We are forever challenging, pushing boundaries and discovering innovative ways to connect our customers with their digital societies.

We connect people, businesses, and communities across the globe to create the future. We earn customer loyalty, experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

Join our journey as we connect for a better future. Ready?, Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.