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Comcast Corporation

Senior Data Scientist

Telecommunications

All

Full Time

On Site

No

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Comcast’s Technology, Product & Experience organization works at the intersection of media and technology. Our innovative teams are continually developing and delivering products that transform the customer experience. From creating apps like TVGo to new features such as the Talking Guide on the X1 platform, we work every day to make a positive impact through innovation in the pursuit of building amazing products that are enjoyable, easy to use and accessible across all platforms. The team also develops and supports our evolving network architecture, including next-generation consumer systems and technologies, infrastructure and engineering, network integration and management tools, and technical standards. We offer a flexible working environment to balance the need to work independently wherever you choose, with days that require collaboration at one of our offices. Our roles primarily reside inside or around one of our Tech Hubs (Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs, Denver, Austin, Silicon Valley, Washington DC/N. Virginia). Some roles can work virtual full-time if they are not near a Tech Hub, but that is dependent upon the needs of the position and amount of collaboration required.

Job Summary

Responsible for leveraging internal and external data to provide insights and information which supports a facts-based decision making process. Provides input into strategy, analysis methods and tool selection. Acts as a key contributor in a complex and crucial environment. May lead teams or projects and shares expertise.

Job Description

The Technology, Product, Experience (TPX) organization works at the intersection of media and technology and our innovative teams are continually developing and delivering products and next-generation technologies that transform the customer experience. The Comcast Network and CONNECTivity (CONNECT) organization is a highly agile, fast-paced, dedicated group at the forefront of change focused on innovating, building, and operating the best in class, most reliable access network for our customers.

The CONNECT team is looking for a Senior Data Scientist with a drive for understanding and making impactful decisions through insightful use of data to join Comcast. We are using cutting edge cloud technology and data analytical frameworks to help provide our customers with accurate information to help influence their business decisions.

Bring a combination of mathematical rigor and innovative algorithm design to create recipes that extract relevant insights from billions of rows of data to meaningfully improve Comcast user experience.

Do you like big challenges and working within a highly-motivated team environment? As a Senior Data Scientist, you will research, develop, support and apply new techniques using real-time distributed computing architectures. You will employ your skills to deliver insights into customer and network behavior to drive business decisions that will shape the future of Comcast and be part of a team that thrives on big challenges, results, quality, and agility.

Who does the Senior Data Scientist work with?

The Data Engineering and Science team as part of our CONNECTivity team is a diverse collection of professionals who work with a variety of organizational roles ranging from software engineering teams whose software integrates with analytics services, network architects and engineers, to service delivery engineers who provide support for our product, testers, operational stakeholders with all manner of information needs, and executives who rely on data for data based decision making.

What are some interesting problems you’ll be working on?

Develop models capable of processing millions of events per second and multi-billions of events per day, providing both a real time and historical view into the operation of our products and services. Work on high performance real time data stores and a massive historical data sets using best-of-breed and industry leading technology. Work closely with various engineering teams to solve key optimization, insight and access network data challenges.

Where can you make an impact?

The Comcast CONNECTivity Data Engineering and Science team is acquiring, studying, simulating, and modeling to enable data as a key driver and core functional component toward better understanding, predicting, and dynamically optimizing the access network to improve overall user experience. Success in this role is best enabled by a broad mix of skills and interests ranging from traditional distributed systems software engineering prowess to the multidisciplinary field of data science.

Skills & Experience We're Looking For:
  • Key skillsets: Statistical analysis, machine learning, software development, code fluency (SQL, Spark, Python, R)
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in at least one language (R, Python, SLQ, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets
  • Experience using Spark and machine learning packages (Tensorflow, Keras, Pytorch) to build models
  • Extensive knowledge and working experience on a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision trees, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks
  • Coding background with several languages: Java, JavaScript, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience in statistical and data mining techniques: GLM/Regression, Random Forest, Boosting, Trees, text mining, social network analysis, etc.
  • Advanced degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or another quantitative field
  • 4-5+ years of experience manipulating data sets and building statistical models

About Our Perks & Benefits:

We are determined to create an environment where our employees feel valued, understand our business goals, and are motivated.

Here's a look at just some of the perks and benefits we make available to our US-based employees:

  • Medical & Dental
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Generous paid time off
  • Life Milestones - from adoption assistance, childcare resources, pet insurance, and more, Comcast supports you at all life stages.
  • Courtesy Services - We offer all of our full-time employees in serviceable areas free digital TV and internet.
  • Discount tickets for Universal Resorts, including theme park tickets and onsite hotel rooms.
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Reasonable Accommodation

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

Disclaimer:
  • This information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications.

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer.

Comcast is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Education

Master's Degree

While possessing the stated degree is preferred, Comcast also may consider applicants who hold some combination of coursework and experience, or who have extensive related professional experience.

Relevant Work Experience

7-10 Years

Base pay is one part of the Total Rewards that Comcast provides to compensate and recognize employees for their work. Most sales positions are eligible for a Commission under the terms of an applicable plan, while most non-sales positions are eligible for a Bonus. Additionally, Comcast provides best-in-class Benefits. We believe that benefits should connect you to the support you need when it matters most, and should help you care for those who matter most. That’s why we provide an array of options, expert guidance and always-on tools, that are personalized to meet the needs of your reality – to help support you physically, financially and emotionally through the big milestones and in your everyday life. Please visit the [Register to View] on our careers site for more details.