Senior Data Scientist

Company:
Location: Dublin

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Why work for us:

Role Purpose

Responsible for designing and developing state-of-the-art reusable models, leveraging Big Data and driving scalability, revenues and cost efficiencies throughout Vodafone Ireland.

The Senior Data Scientist will work with a local and global community of colleagues across AI, technology and customer functions and will be a contributor to the wider community, supporting the enablement of Vodafone’s Big Data capability.

Provides technical data science expertise to the local market & Customer Value Management (CVM) Team to lead & drive Big Data modelling & in-depth profiling of customers to reduce churn and optimise customer experience & drive commercial value. Engages with stakeholders across the business to advise and provide solutions. Communicates clearly to colleagues the value of Data analytics to the local market, seen as the local technical expert.

Expert in analysing large, complex, multi-dimensional datasets with a variety of tools. Accomplished in the use of SQL, Python & statistical analysis. Experienced in cloud based big data solutions and BI tools such as Tableau and Micro strategy. Familiar with Qlick, Tableau, Java and C/C++.

Essence of Role – Key Accountabilities:

  • Delivers hands-on coding solutions for markets’ complex use cases deployed on Cloud (e.g. retention/upsell/cross-sell models)
  • Works according to agile methodology framework, leading agile teams and training others
  • Develops Machine Learning & AI models with a mindset to replicate and scale in other markets
  • Implements & optimises state-of-the-art AI algorithms
  • Develops model production frameworks & unified data formats
  • Accountable for models’ uplift
  • Translates complex datasets into strategic insights

We Are Looking For You, If You Have:

Must have technical / professional qualifications
  • Degree or postgraduate qualification in a numerate discipline such as Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Economics
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience (e.g., as a data scientist) or equivalent.
  • Proficient in Python
  • Proficient in statistical packages and ML/DL libraries/frameworks (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, Dynet, Pandas, SciPy, Sklearn etc.)
  • Experience with statistical software (e.g., R), database languages (e.g., SQL) and data analysis statistical methods (modelling, testing, and inference).
  • Experience designing and building statistical forecasting & machine learning models.
  • Expertise in data manipulation: use of structured data tools (e.g., SQL), & unstructured data tools and platforms (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL)

Preferred:
  • Software development skills e.g. unit testing, Git, design documentation
  • GCP certification as Data Scientist


Core competencies, knowledge and experience
  • Experience in developing models and algorithms from large volumes of structured and/or unstructured data
  • Proven demonstration of value from advanced machine learning models across multiple bus. lines
  • Statistical modelling expertise, including deep learning and reinforcement learning
  • Experience in the development of Retention and/or Recommender Systems (preferred)
  • Understanding and hands-on experience in Telco related use cases (e.g. churn reduction, personalisation, network optimisation, customer satisfaction, etc) (preferred)
  • Business acumen and understanding key value levers within the business that can be targeted by analytics
  • Ability to work across the business in a coherent and cross-functional manner
  • Excellent customer service and team collaboration skills
  • Successful experience working in cross-functional teams of data scientists, engineers, and technology professionals
  • Strong commercial mindset and proven ability of visualising and communicating data
  • Experience with telco data (preferred)
  • Experience working on the Cloud (Google Cloud)
  • Identifying ways to make a commercial difference

Who we are:

Vodafone is pioneering Ireland's gigabit society. We are Ireland's leading total communications provider offering products and services make a real impact in the lives and communities of our customers. As part of Vodafone Group, we are part of the world's largest mobile community with a presence across all five continents.

We’re at the forefront of innovation in Ireland. From delivering Gigabit speeds which offers the fastest game play for gamers, or helping people work from anywhere in the country, the work we do is at the cutting edge of technology and is constantly evolving.

Our purpose is to connect for a better future, and this is made possible by our people. No matter what your background, career stage or interests, we have opportunities across all areas of the business, which will help you explore and unlock your full potential. You will get to work in a fantastic environment where diversity and difference is valued, flexible working is the norm and you’ll get to play a role in delivering Ireland’s Gigabit Society!


Our people are at the centre of everything we do. We employ approximately 1,300 people in Dublin and across our network of retail stores in Ireland. Our aim is to ensure each employee has the opportunity to innovate, to be challenged and to be rewarded. We are dynamic in everything we do, including our approach to training, development, performance management and flexible benefits.
Vodafone is committed to support LGBT+ people at work.
We are an equal opportunities employer where our people can be at their best.

When choosing us……….

When you join the Vodafone Team, you will have the chance to grow your career while also experiencing some serious benefits!

Some of the benefits that you will receive along the way are:
Competitive Salary
Flexible working (times and location) is part of our culture where your hours can facilitate your personal work-life balance
Generous Employer Pension contribution
Free Phone Bill – When you join the team, your phone bill is on us! You will also receive mobile phone purchasing discounts
Learning and Development – We provide extensive training to all of our employees so they can progress in their careers! There is also the Vodafone University where our employees can gain incredible skills!
Exclusive Family and Friends Discounts – Receive additional discounts for you, your Family and Friends on Vodafone Products!
23 days annual leave and 3 charity days off – PLUS a dedicated day off for your birthday
Free Parking
Access to our Wellness centre including free access to our Gym, health and wellness centre and external practitioners

We are passionate about our employees! Here at Vodafone we want you to bring your whole self to work and we enable this with our progressive workplace policies. We are proud supporters of the LGBTQ+ community and Vodafone is committed to support all of their employees at work. We are an equal opportunities employers where our people can be at their best.


Closing Date: 30/03/2021


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