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We have an amazing opportunity for a Senior Data Scientist to join our amazing team here at Virgin Media O2!

You'll play a major part in designing and implementing predictive models along with conducting detailed data exploration to improve business value & growth through the application of data science techniques. These predictive models created will feed critical business infrastructure, offering a fantastic platform to hone your machine learning skills with direct impact on business objectives. You will work as part of a high-performing data science and insight team with ownership of models and the modelling process in the wider modelling eco-system.

To be successful in this role, you'll be experienced in running and leading a team, but also hands-on and passionate about building the latest machine learning predictive models. You will also want to drive the end of goal of each project to ensure the application of each model is efficient for current business objectives. You'll also have strong skills in data manipulation which will enable you to navigate and leverage our significant data assets to build the optimal production models.

Who we are

The UK’s fastest broadband network. The nation’s best-loved mobile brand. And, one of the UK's biggest companies too.

Diverse, high performing teams - jam packed with serious talent. Together, we offer the UK more choice and better value, through our boundary-pushing, customer-championing values and ambitions.

Together, we are Virgin Media O2, and we can't wait to see what you can do.

Accessible, inclusive and equitable for all

Virgin Media O2 is an equal opportunities employer and we're working hard to remove bias and barriers for our people and candidates. So, we build equity and inclusion into everything we do, from the policies we craft to the relationships we shape. We support and encourage you to be your authentic self throughout your application journey with us.

The must haves
  • In order to be considered, you must have the following experience;

  • Ability to translate consumer business problems into data science use cases and requirements

  • Strong maths or computer science background gained through MSc/PhD education in scientific field / computer science
  • Experience working in an agile software development environment
  • Experience with things like CI/CD pipelines, Docker or similar, cloud hosting, good software engineering practices – we have an ML Ops team you'll need to be familiar with why these things are good and how to use/do them
  • Expert knowledge of Python and relevant libraries (numpy, pandas, matplotlib, Scikit-learn, tensorflow, etc…) knowledge in other programming languages is valuable, but this is primarily a Python shop.
  • Experience bringing live services using machine learning and python to production.
  • Extensive demonstrable experience in applying knowledge in statistics and machine learning to real world commercial problems
The other stuff we are looking for

We'd also love you to bring;

  • Good interpersonal skills offering ability to explain complex techniques to non-technical audience
  • Focus on implementation and business impact of modelling through commercial acuity
  • Proactive and creative while considering approaches to use data to solve problems.
  • Advanced data preparation and munging skills with ability to transform data into suitable formats and outputs.
  • Ability to visualise and communicate findings in an understandable manner to non-technical users
What's in it for you

Our goal is to celebrate our people, their lives and everything in-between. We aim to create a culture that empowers everyone to bring the best versions of themselves to work each and every day. We believe the most inclusive and diverse culture makes for a better business and a brighter world.

Working at Virgin Media O2, you get a bumper reward package bursting with benefits, and loads of extras you can add if you’d like to. These are designed to support both you and your loved ones, making sure that you’re covered no matter what life throws your way.

Next steps

If we feel like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you as a person and your experience to date. Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include an initial call with the hiring manager followed by a 3 part technical interview.

When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining the Virgin Media O2 family.


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