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Manager 1, Data Science
at Comcast
Philadelphia, PA

Manager 1, Data Science
at Comcast
Philadelphia, PA

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Comcast’s Technology & Product organization works at the intersection of media and technology. Our innovative teams are continually developing and delivering products that transform the customer experience.  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 are looking for an exceptional Data Scientist Manager responsible for leading a team 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. May manage a team including exempt and non-exempt employees. Provides subject matter guidance to employees as required. Develops processes and procedures to drive department efficiencies. Assists in development and meeting of departmental budget.

•Manages the performance of projects, tasks, deliverables, and team members.
•Leads a team of exempt and non-exempt employees while serving as a mentor, leader, and subject matter expert.
•Creates actionable recommendations and insights, to address business  objectives, through the analysis and modeling of quantitative and qualitative data.
•Identifies strategic opportunities, strengths, weaknesses, and threats of department/team to determine and implement strategic plans.
•Represent the Network organization and lead long-term research efforts within Comcast Applied Artificial Intelligence Research group.  Establishing and fostering relationships and developing impactful research projects in order to advance the Comcast networking product domain.
•Access the validity and rigor of new data sources and approaches, and the capabilities of potential solutions.
•Oversee data-focused initiatives already in place and being developed, and drive developments in advancing big-data and analytic services.
•Have the ability and motivation to own and drive the team and features from inception to production delivery including requirements gathering, data wrangling/manipulation, documentation, and data analysis.
•Establish measurement approaches to assess relative performance of the Comcast network.
•Learn business context as it applies with the data well enough to be able to interpret it, clean it, and transform it into a consumable format.
•Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
•Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

•Prior people management experience leading a team of Data Scientist/Data Engineers.
•Thorough understanding of applied statistics including sampling approaches, causal modeling, time series analysis and data mining techniques
•Experience in working with large structured and unstructured data sets
•Fluency in the languages of data manipulation (e.g. SQL) and statistical analysis (e.g. R or Python/NumPy), with ability to code (e.g. Java) a plus, Java, Scala, or SQL
•Understanding of Hadoop, Hive and/or MapReduce, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Conceptual modelling, Statistical analysis & Predictive modeling ,Hypothesis testing.
•Experience in Network Engineering is a plus.

•Ability to successfully partner and communicate with all levels of an organization
•Ability to manage ,mentor and coach team members
•Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively both with IT, with business management and a demonstrated ability to influence and impact the business
•Strong interpersonal skills and ability to forge relationships resulting in successful partnerships
•Strong negotiation skills, business acumen and customer focused
•Confident communicator; able to argue a point concisely and deal positively with conflicting views
•Enthusiasm for learning & results oriented

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