Data Scientist

Location: 118 67 Stockholm

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Nordic Entertainment Group is already the Nordic region’s leading streaming and entertainment provider – and we are now to become the European streaming champion. We are established in the 5 Nordics countries and plan to launch Viaplay in 10 new markets by the end of 2023, including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and the US in 2021. We are now looking for a Data Scientist to strengthen our Advanced Analytics team in Stockholm. Are you our next colleague? Send us your application today!

The position

As a Data Scientist you will develop on-point analyses that help improve Viaplay’s experience and enable dedicated colleagues to make strategic decisions.

You will work in a team with other Data Scientists who share knowledge and experience in researching and developing data products and analysis. You love researching and prototyping with statistical and machine learning methodologies that enable descriptive and prescriptive data products while making these efforts relevant for our various internal partners. You enjoy working with teammates to find viable ways to bring projects to life.

The challenge ahead

  • We offer you the opportunity to play a strategic role in a fast-paced environment. Streaming is changing the way media is consumed and Viaplay is one of the leading actors in northern Europe. Statistical research is increasingly playing a central role in making decisions.
  • As a Data Scientist you will play a key role in making data products, from research reports to interactives. By tapping into NENT’s Data Lake, you will work with stakeholders to identify research questions, then conduct everything from exploratory data analyses to statistical decomposition – all in the name of an improve customer experience.
  • Our technology stack offers great opportunities to showcase and develop your data science skills. You will work on AWS for computation and storage, using R and Scala/Spark to breathe life to cloud-based data analyses.

What we are looking for

Successful candidates also meet the following requirements:

  • High competence in R and SQL. Scala and Python are extra pluses.
  • Familiarity and experience solving product problems through statistical models and machine learning techniques (e.g. gradient boosting, neural networks, etc), among others.
  • Able to distil complex concepts for business audiences
  • Strong communicator and listener
  • Affinity towards teaming up with other curious minds to tackle analytical challenges
  • Curiosity to conduct research while able to find practical ways to translate into a reliable, customer-facing data product
  • Academic degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or equivalent

We offer you

  • Freedom to try out new things and independent decision-making by our autonomous teams.
  • We build everything in-house with cutting edge technologies where test-driven development and continuous deployments are central in the deployment process.
  • We inspire others and share knowledge openly.
  • A place to grow and learn from our mistakes. We have a learning and development focused environment with an emphasis on knowledge sharing, training and regular internal technical talks, pair programming and mob programming.
  • An innovative environment with hack days two times a year.
  • An international and diverse environment with people from all over the world working here. We have 35+ different nationalities in the office coming from different backgrounds.
  • An attractive offer with a beneficial occupational pension plan, insurance plan, health care, 30 days of paid vacation, flexible work hours and parental leave pay lift.

Our HQ is in Stockholm, but our market is the Nordics. You will become part of an amazing company with great people, content and culture. If this feels like your kind of challenge, please apply and attach your CV or LinkedIn. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our recruiter Max Moen at

Open for relocation? No problem! We offer relocation services.

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is committed to equality and diversity and we welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and marital status. We want to make sure your recruitment experience is the best it can be – so, if you’re selected for an interview, please let us know if there are any adjustments, we can make that would be helpful for you.

NENT Group is the Nordic region’s leading entertainment provider. We entertain millions of people every day with our streaming services, TV channels and radio stations, and our production companies create exciting content for media companies around the world. We make life more entertaining by enabling the best and broadest experiences – from live sports to movies to series to music and our own original shows.

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