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Director, Data Science

Universal City, CA
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Director, Data Science

Jobid 23768-363527

Location: Universal City, CA, 91608, USA

Description **Job Number** 32642BR

**Job Title** Director, Data Science

**Business Segment** Film

**Sub-Business** Film Brand Development

**Posting Category** Digital Media

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

**Country** United States

**State** California

**City** Universal City


The Director, Data Science will work in a fast-paced environment, help guide the data science team and utilize the latest technologies to solve challenging problems. This role will collaborate closely with our Product, Technology, Marketing and Publishing teams to provide profound analytics-driven insights to optimize our Games business. This role reports to the SVP, Technology.

Job Duties:

The Director, Data Science will take an active leadership role in the following:

+ Helping build and lead a data science team handling analytics and statistical modeling for mobile and interactive games

+ Driving the development of data models (i.e. historical and predictive models) focusing on customer value, retention, and behavior

+ Working with the games team and partners to understand the needed KPIs in addition to what selected BI tools provide

+ Working closely with product, marketing, and technology teams to identify needs, translate them to modeling mandates and provide regular and ad hoc reports, forecasts, and recommendations

+ Partnering with project manager to develop and track schedules

+ Working with Data Science team to explain player behavior and campaign results

+ Identify, track and evaluate optimizations in multiple live games and customers with the aim of increasing both revenue and customer retention

+ Lead the design and execution of advanced analytical data exploration, mining, inference, models and systems

+ Manage multiple priorities across a mix of ad-hoc and operational projects

+ Translate complex problems and solutions to all levels of the organization

+ Develop self-service reports and interactive visualizations to improve data-based decision-making across the business


Basic Qualifications:

+ Advanced Degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) with a specialization in Statistics, Computer Science, Data Science, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering or other quantitative field or equivalent

+ 7+ years of experience in data science & analytics, business intelligence and/or statistical modeling, including 2+ years leading a team

+ Experience and demonstrated expertise in statistical methods and machine learning techniques

+ Working knowledge of multiple analytics and programming languages with particular expertise in R, Scala, Python and Java

+ Familiarity with relational databases and SQL

+ Understanding of Big Data technologies (Cassandra, Spark, Hadoop)

+ Must have more than a passing familiarity with Behavioral Science or Psychology or Social Science

+ Experience with data visualization techniques and concepts Additional Job Requirements:

+ Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered

+ Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

+ Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

+ Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired Characteristics:

+ Expertise in C/C++ a plus

+ Team-oriented and collaborative approach with a demonstrated aptitude and willingness to learn new methods and tools

+ Experience leading teams of data scientists or engineers

+ Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Able to clearly communicate complex information to all levels of the organization, including to non-technical audiences

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Click Here to view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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