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Senior Data Scientist

Posting Country:  Italy
Date Posted:  20-Jul-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.

Role purpose

In the Big Data Chapter / Big Data and Artificial Intelligence team we are looking for a Senior Data Scientist  who will be responsible for providing strategic business information that generates revenue, reduces costs and improves the customer experience

Job responsibilities

• Delve into the data of different systems, structured and unstructured, both in batch and in real time, to discover hidden relationships and useful information

• Translate complex datasets into key insights and powerful business capabilities

• Use of machine learning / AI algorithms to run models on network investments, predictive maintenance

• Use of machine learning / AI algorithms to perform modeling for marketing and sales: abandonment models, modeling of next best actions, customer segmentation, store locations etc ...

• Develop in-depth dashboards to enable faster decision making

• Identification of new data sources and evaluation of emerging technologies for the use of data discovery

• Mentoring of the young data scientists in the team

• Presentation of the results to a technical and non-technical audience

• Identification of new trends and analytical opportunities to drive the innovation agenda in Vodafone's global team

• Join a community of Vodafone Data Scientists working in many countries

Your skills and qualifications must include:

• Master's degree in quantitative fields such as mathematics, statistics, computer science and engineering

• 4+ years of experience in the development, implementation and maintenance of Machine Learning / AI models and optimization algorithms

• Practical experience with the Big Data Analytics landscape and related tools, in particular Hadoop, Hive / Impala, Spark (pyspark). Previous experience running analytics on cloud platforms is an advantage

• Excellent knowledge of code using Python and experience in Python data analysis libraries such as panda, numpy and scikit-learn

• Expert level experience with the mathematical foundations of modern machine learning / AI algorithms and statistics

• Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present technical results to a non-technical audience

• Ability to guide junior data scientists in their skills, motivate them and build the company foundation for future growth

• Curiosity, creativity and empirical mentality

• Being detail-oriented

Basic knowledge of italian language is required.


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.