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Verizon Communications Inc

Military Fellowship - Data Scientist


Data Scientist


Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States

When you join Verizon

Verizon is one of the world's leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect around the world. We're a human network that reaches across the globe and works behind the scenes. We anticipate, lead, and believe that listening is where learning begins. In crisis and in celebration, we come together-lifting up our communities and striving to make an impact to move the world forward. If you're fueled by purpose, and powered by persistence, explore a career with us. Here, you'll discover the rigor it takes to make a difference and the fulfillment that comes with living the #NetworkLife.

What you'll be doing...

The Network Capital Management (NCM) team is hiring a strategic thinker with strong software frontend and backend skills to join a high-profile, high-visibility organization that powers Verizon's Network capital analytics. You will be part of a team that builds strategy, analysis, and insights that inform, quantify, and enable business decisions and investments for Verizon Networks. As a member of NCM, you will shape multibillion-dollar investments for the nation's largest network.

For this role, you will be a member of the Waypoint Project Team. Waypoint creates and ingests model data to produce comprehensive optimized multi-year capital plans across a series of data-driven dashboards with dependencies between major network programs allowing for a strong focus on capital-efficient performance outcomes that are feasible based on various build pipelines while emphasizing trade-offs between plans, collaboration, and feedback.

In order to be successful, decisions need to be made based on high-quality data insights that are aligned with NCM's partners & stakeholders.

The responsibilities associated with this role are:

  • Partner with the existing team to identify critical focus areas for upcoming work
  • Develop new features and maintain the existing Waypoint data platform
  • Work on critical focus areas by meeting with stakeholders to identify the business process, and relevant data to create meaningful high-value models
  • Measure model outcomes as input actuals shift to understand the impacts on future plans
  • Perform quality assurance testing and maintenance on existing and new dashboards to maintain a high user experience
  • Lead efforts to boost engagement via demonstrations and gathering stakeholder feedback for future enhancements that boost value/use
  • Aid in transitioning the tool's architecture from external Verizon sources to NCM sources.

What we're looking for...

You'll need to have:
  • Must be a current participant of the Department of Defense Skillbridge Program or of the Hiring our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program Cohort 2-2024.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in data science, engineering, or computer science
  • Six or more years of Experience with logical data modeling development tools & languages, visualization tools (Tableau), database management (SQL), & API integration
  • Strong understanding of SQL, Python (or other relevant programming languages), problem-solving using logical representations of real-world systems
  • Analytical capability, including the ability to analyze a large amount of data between and amongst various systems
  • Proven ability to prioritize, manage, and deliver multiple complex projects against key deliverables and timelines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to distill complex issues quickly, effectively communicate strategies, and summarize key points
  • Visualization/storyboarding experience to present insights and recommendations in concise, intuitive, narratives
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills with the ability to influence and set expectations across various functional teams; and across all levels within the organization

Even better if you have one or more of the following:
  • Master's degree in data science, engineering, or computer science
  • High level of curiosity and investigative mindset, with strong attention to detail
  • Experience with Alteryx, Tableau, and other data processing programs
  • Experience with Agile methodologies
  • Strong project and process management skills and ability to manage multiple competing projects/priorities simultaneously
  • Able to translate data into Executive Presentations in an accurate, clear, and concise manner, including graphical displays
  • Strong Google Suite & Microsoft Office skills

If Verizon and this role sound like a fit for you, we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet every "even better" qualification listed above.

Where you'll be working

In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.

Scheduled Weekly Hours

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.YmJnZW5lcmljLjA1MjEwLjEzMTgzQHZlcml6b253b3JrZGF5LmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ.gif