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What you’ll be doing...
As a Principal Data Scientist, you will focus on developing and deploying AI models with a focus on testing and validation to drive a transparent and ethical AI practice.
You will work closely with data science and engineering teams and the entire data scientist community at Verizon in proactively designing and developing AI capabilities. These AI capabilities will include predictive, prescriptive and adaptive applications for all predictions and inferences at Verizon. Models will typically get implemented on premise, in cloud and/or on the edge and in both real-time and batch mode depending upon the business applications.
At Verizon, we are on a multi-year journey to industrialize our data science and AI capabilities. Very simply, this means that AI will fuel all decisions and business processes across the company. At $130B+ in annual revenue, this is a pioneering opportunity to design and shape AI at scale in the Telco industry. With our leadership in bringing 5G network nationwide, the opportunity for AI will only grow exponentially in going from enabling billions of predictions to possibly trillions of predictions that are automated and real-time. Therefore, it will be critical that this candidate possess previous experience in research and validation of AI and data science techniques.
Developing the next generation of AI that protects the privacy of our customers and ensures that our modeling practices are ethical and bias free.
Test and validate all AI methods. Deploy and manage models throughout the end to end lifecycle.
Bring thought leadership in this space by introducing ways of identifying and testing for biases in our models.
Operate as an expert and thought leader both within Verizon and externally within industry
Serve as trusted advisor to all stakeholders at Verizon
Coach and mentor our high potential talent
Partner with academia and startup ecosystem to identify and potentially bring in new AI approach that can be of value to Verizon.
Stay informed on the latest advancements in AI and technology space, finding ways to deliver value by applying and customizing these to our specific problem space.
Help create an environment where our scientists are engaged in pioneering work that can be shared with the world in a number of ways like open source, publications, etc.
Lead the way in creating AI applications designed with bias considerations and that promotes ethical AI both within Verizon and externally with Verizon’s partners.
Support and further our best practices and governance routines to ensure adherence to model management policies, peer reviews, and compliance to our policy standards for privacy, ethics, and bias.
What we’re looking for...
You are a master at analyzing big data. You thrive in an environment where enormous volumes of data are generated at rapid speed. You’re a creative thinker who likes to explore, and uncover the issues. You are decisive. You are great at influencing up, down, and across groups, and you take satisfaction in mentoring others.
You’ll need to have:
Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
Six or more years of relevant work experience.
Commercial application experience.
Minimum of two years of experience in scaling AI in one or more areas like personalization, forecasting, experimentation, computer vision, etc.
Knowledge and ability to explain both the code and the underlying math used in algorithms/models.
Coding proficiency in Python, Java, R, etc.
Knowledge of AI/ML models, frameworks(keras, pytorch, etc.) and libraries/packages/apis (e.g., scikit)
Experience developing models and algorithms independently, writing your own code, developing strategy for algorithmic experimentation, and deploying in production.
Experience with both batch and streaming models in production.
Even better if you have:
Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or PHD in mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, computer science, or economics.
Advanced knowledge of math, probability, statistics, and models
Experience with Hadoop, AWS or other distributed compute services
Exposure to data structures, data modeling and software architecture skills
Excellent communication skills, critical thinking, and strategic thinking above and beyond the technical knowledge.
Excellent cross-functional collaboration skills.
Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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