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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Senior Data Scientist

Jobid 23768-379538

Location: New York, NY, 10176, USA

Description **Job Number** 35716BR

**Job Title** Senior 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. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

The Management Science team helps drive "the art of the possible" for advanced analytics at NBCUniversal by building and integrating pragmatic data science principles and products throughout the Company. The Team focuses primarily on decision science analyses to support and inform strategy and key business decisions and building advanced data products to help enable more data-enhanced decision support.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** New York

**City** New York


Here what you’ll do in this role

+ Be part of a team of Data Scientists that focus on the design and execution of advanced analytical data exploration, mining, inference, models and systems utilizing multiple traditional and non-traditional media measurement data sets

+ Help develop, lead and maintain working relationships with internal business clients in different groups within NBCUniversal

+ Develop and deliver high-impact tools and insights comprised of aggregated data sets and advanced algorithms with a clean user experience

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

+ Translate inferences from advanced analytical methods and complex models to non-technical business audiences at all levels of the organization

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

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


Basic Qualifications

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

+ 5+ years of experience in an advanced analytics or consulting role or similar experience in academia

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

+ Experience and demonstrated proficiency in statistical methods (i.e., parametric and non-parametric regression, time-series, panel data analysis, survival analysis, etc.) and machine learning techniques (i.e., methods of supervised and unsupervised learning such as clustering, regression, classification, ensemble methods, etc.)

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

+ Working knowledge of multiple analytics and programming languages such as R, Python, SAS, Julia, Java, Scala or similar

+ Familiarity with relational databases and SQL

+ Experience with data visualization techniques and concepts

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

Fine Print for Eligibility

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

+ Must be willing to work in New York, NY

+ Must be willing to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

**Desired Characteristics**

Bonus Points if this describes you

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

+ Experience with multi-billion record datasets and leading projects that span the disciplines of data science and data engineering

+ Experience in consulting and/or leading projects that encompass direct interaction with internal business clients

+ Familiarity with cluster computing environments and Spark, Hive and/or Hadoop

+ Experience with large-scale video assets

+ Experience with computer vision and metadata generation from video

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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