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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Lead Data Scientist

Jobid 23768-363355

Location: New York, NY, 10176, USA

Description **Job Number** 32599BR

**Job Title** Lead Data Scientist

**Business Segment** Staff

**Sub-Business** Enterprise Business Intelligence

**Posting Category** Strategy & Business Development

**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.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** New York

**City** New York


The Management Science team helps drive "the art of the possible" for advanced analytics at NBCUniversal by building and integrating pragmatic data science/engineering principles and products throughout the Company. The Team focuses primarily on decision science analyses to inform strategy and key business decisions and building advanced data products to help enable more data-enhanced decision making. This successful candidate will play a leadership role in a NBCU corporate wide forecasting initiative.

Here what you’ll do in this role

+ Collaborate as part of a team of Data Scientists in the design and execution of advanced analytical data exploration, mining, inference, forecasting and optimization models and systems utilizing multiple traditional and non-traditional media measurement data sets

+ Develop methodologies to deliver high-impact insights for data-enhanced decision making at all levels of the organization

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

+ Coordinate with internal tech teams to scale analytical solutions

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

+ Drive the collection and manipulation of new data and the refinement of existing data sources


Basic Qualifications

If this sounds like you, we can’t wait to meet you!

+ You have a PhD with a specialization in Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Economics, Data Science, Mathematics or other quantitative field or equivalent

+ You have a minimum 2 years of experience leading teams in an advanced analytics or consulting role

+ You have a minimum 2 years of forecasting experience, spanning time-series as well as ML-based algorithms

+ You have experience and demonstrated proficiency in statistical methods for inferential analysis (specifically in time series, mixed models and panel data) and machine learning techniques (i.e., methods of supervised and unsupervised learning such as clustering, regression, classification, ensemble methods, etc.)

+ You have a strong understanding of the differences between inferential and predictive models and experience applying methods in both areas

+ You have working knowledge of at least two of the following programming languages: R, Python, SAS, Julia, Java, Scala or similar

+ You have familiarity with relational databases and SQL

+ You have advanced working knowledge of statistics and its applications for data analysis

+ You have experience with data visualization techniques and conceptsAdditional Job Requirements

+ Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered

+ Must be willing to work in New York, NY

+ Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

**Desired Characteristics**

Bonus Points if this describes you

+ You have advanced working knowledge of statistics and its applications for data analysis

+ You have experience with television ratings and digital measurement tools (Nielsen, Rentrak, comScore, Omniture, etc.)

+ You have experience with analysis of behavioral data

+ You have experience with forecasting in SAS suites

+ You have familiarity with Spark, Hive and/or Hadoop

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto 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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