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Data Scientist

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  10-Nov-2022
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Location: Newbury, London, Manchester, Stoke, Glasgow or Newark (blended working)

Vodafone Business has a strong focus on Data. We have started a journey to find and engage with customers in new ways and we are looking for ambitious, smart and dedicated people to help us get there.

The Business Insights and Data Science team is a corner stone in Vodafone Business’s data driven strategy. We perform data driven insight to really understand our customers, build machine learning models to automate decision making, find data to improve performance and create new business opportunities.

This is a collaborative team where you’ll be supported and developed through challenges and a broad set of skills, both technical and business impacting. You’ll be working across teams and employing a mix of technical skills, data analysis and business sense. You’ll be rewarded with an enthusiastic environment where you can really develop your skills and enjoy the challenge.  In return, we want someone who puts curiosity at the heart of everything they do and is brilliant at communicating about data and the benefits it brings.

A varied role where you’ll need to utilise a range of technical skills and commercial curiosity in order to:

•    Developing machine learning models to predict KPIs 
•    Create advanced analytics products that provide actionable business insight to Vodafone and external partners
•    Develop predictive models with large and varied datasets working with a community of colleagues across technology, data and marketing
•    Managing and developing junior team members to better utilise Python, SQL and Git
•    Identify potential new data sources and investigating potential user cases
•    Work with stakeholders to create hypotheses which you will then test and deliver solutions to real business problems

As an experienced member of the team you’ll get involved with training other members of the team with the potential to mentor and manager junior team members.  We’ll also want you to support the Data Science and Insight team’s overall vision of driving data decision making across the Business by articulating and promoting the value of analytical work across the business.

You’ll support the strategy for the transformation of data in the department, including ML techniques and usage by marketers and analysts. This role will pave the way to deliver the Vodafone Business Data Transformation roadmap of creating new value streams through automation and advanced data techniques.

Alongside machine learning and automation, we’re changing the department by upgrading our systems and the way we use data within them. This role will need to drive and do project work for data usage on these platforms. You’ll manage the expectations of all the stakeholders against the capacity of the team. 

What will you be doing? 

•    Supporting the team moving code to Google Cloud Platform.
•    Driving the smooth day-to-day business of the analysts in the team.
•    Developing younger team members into high-performing analysts and scientists.
•    Medium and small projects, within the same portfolio and following the same standards.
•    Delivery of machine learning models for CVM marketing campaigns.
•    Delivering though junior team members
•    Small to medium project delivery

Who are we looking for?  

•    Strong experience of machine learning and data science.
•    People management/mentoring skills.
•    Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
•    Project lead experience for small to medium projects 

What’s in it for you? 

An excellent remuneration and bonus package with 28 days holiday entitlement, in addition to bank holidays and paid leave for charity projects. We offer an extensive benefits package that can be tailored to suit you and your family, including employee discounts, retail vouchers, pension plan and share schemes. We’re also proud to provide a Reconnect programme with flexibility to support individuals returning to work after a career break and our market-leading parental leave policies. We’re committed to supporting you throughout every step of your career at Vodafone. 
Together we can 

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.