Distinguished Data Scientist ( 577469-1B )
When you join Verizon
Verizon is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our shared ambition 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...
In this technical lead role, you will use your experience in machine learning, time series forecasting and optimization for implementation of AI in commercial applications. You will serve as an expert in business forecasting and optimization.
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 $130B+ in annual revenue, this is a pioneering opportunity to design and shape AI at scale in the Telco 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. Therefore, it will be critical that you possess previous experience in research and validation of AI and data science techniques.
- Partner with key business stakeholders to develop AI strategy and roadmap and develop and execute plans to deliver business results.
- Independently manage portfolios of AI projects and design, develop, and deliver AI solutions from E2E
- Develop the next generation of AI that drives innovation, accurate business forecasting, lower operating expenses and increased efficiency, and business growth.
- Operate as an expert both within Verizon and externally within industry
- Serve as a technical thought leader and advisor to the organization and trusted advisor to our business partners.
- 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.
- Drive innovation by introducing state of the art AI techniques and technology to the team.
- Actively research and develop new techniques/solutions to solve business problems and accelerate AI Industrialization.
- 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.
- Mentor and coach junior data scientists in their career development and technical knowledge and skills.
- Help attract, recruit and retain top data science and AI talent and build a diverse team with an inclusive culture.
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:
- In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.
- Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
- Six or more years of relevant work experience.
- Experience in scaling AI in areas like forecasting, optimization, operations, etc.
- Manipulating and analyzing data from different sources (cloud and on premise), at different scales (big data and small data), and of different formats.
- Knowledge of a variety of AI/ML models, frameworks (keras, pytorch, etc.) and libraries/packages/apis (e.g., scikit).
- Experience developing models and algorithms independently, writing your own code, developing strategy for algorithmic experimentation, and deploying in production.
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.
- Ability to explain both the code and the underlying math used in algorithms/models. Coding proficiency with demonstrated expertise in python, java, R, etc.
- Communication & cross-functional collaboration skills.
- Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons).