Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • New York City


Senior Lead Data Scientist
Strategy & Business Development

As part of the Enterprise Business Intelligence organization at NBCUniversal, the Decision Sciences team helps drive advanced analytics by building and integrating pragmatic data science principles and products throughout the Company. The Team focuses primarily on decision science analyses to support and inform strategy and key business decisions and building advanced data products to help enable more data-enhanced decision support.
The Senior Lead Data Scientist will provide technical leadership and end-to-end management for various products and projects. This position will work closely with internal clients, Data Scientists, Data Engineers and IT across all NBCUniversal businesses. The position reports to the Senior Director of Data Science.
 Provide methodological leadership within a team of Data Scientists and Data Engineers in the design and execution of advanced data exploration, mining, inference, models and systems utilizing multiple traditional and non-traditional Media measurement data sets.
 Be responsible for end-to-end product management, including handling multiple priorities across a mix of ad-hoc and operational projects
 Develop and deliver high-impact tools and insights comprised of aggregated data sets and advanced algorithms with a clean user experience
 Drive the collection and manipulation of new data and the refinement of existing data sources
 Translate complex problems and solutions to all levels of the organization


7+ years of experience in Data Science, advanced analytics or similar experience in academia applying statistical methods (i.e., parametric and non-parametric regression, time-series, panel data analysis, survival analysis, etc.) and machine learning techniques (i.e., methods of supervised and unsupervised learning such as clustering, regression, classification, ensemble methods, etc.) 5+ years of experience with data visualization techniques and concepts
3+ years of experience using relational databases and SQL
2+ years of end-to-end product management or related consulting work
1+ years of experience using cluster computing environments and Spark, Hive and/or Hadoop
Advanced Degree (PhD preferred) with a specialization in Statistics, Computer Science, Data Science, Economics, Mathematics, Operations Research or other quantitative field or equivalent

Desired Characteristics

Expert knowledge of R and Python, additional languages (i.e., Julia, Java, Scala) a plus
Team-oriented and collaborative approach with a demonstrated aptitude and willingness to learn new methods and tools
Experience with television ratings and digital measurement tools (Nielsen, Rentrak, comScore, Omniture, etc.)
Experience with large-scale video assets
Experience with computer vision and metadata generation from video

Sub-BusinessEnterprise Business Intelligence
Career Level
CityNew York
New York
CountryUnited States
About Us
At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.
NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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