Responsibilities

Be a part of the team that identifies trends, emerging technologies and growth markets—all things that keep us at the forefront of innovation and drive our success.

 Data Analytics – Junior Data Scientist

Verizon Communications Inc. is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 177,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $127 billion.  The Data Analyst – Junior Data Scientist will be part of an objective assurance and consulting team that is independently managed within Verizon Communications designed to add value and improve operations. The Internal Audit team assists the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and Verizon management in accomplishing their objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the overall control environment, risk management, and governance processes. The Internal Audit staff gains extensive exposure to diverse aspects of Verizon's business. These audit assignments include increasing levels of responsibilities and presentations to senior management, making Internal Audit an excellent place to work for high potential employees.

Have you read Malcolm Gladwell’s books? Or the string of other authors solving business challenges through Data mining? Are you interested in a path to becoming a data scientist? Do you have what it takes to develop great business acumen? Leverage your critical thinking and problem solving skills while leveraging technical tools to analyze large complex data sets? If so then these responsibilities could be yours.

As Wikipedia states ”Data Scientist have the ability to find and interpret rich data sources, manage large amounts of data despite hardware, software and bandwidth constraints, merge data sources together, ensure consistency of data-sets, create visualizations to aid in understanding data and building rich tools that enable others to work effectively.”

Qualifications

Strong business analytical skills a must; ability to apply business logic to design and implement data mining techniques on large data sets.

•             Projects with evidence of Creative and Critical thinking a must.

•             Understanding of Data Warehousing is a must.

•             Proficient in the use of Teradata SQL, MS SQL server (SSIS/SSAS experience preferred), Data Visualization (e.g., Tableau or other), MS Access, MS Excel, Visual Basic, and Sharepoint.

•             Experience designing, developing, implementing and maintaining a database and programs to manage data analysis efforts.

•             For internal candidates, experience with Verizon Wireless Enterprise Data Warehouse preferred.

•             Working knowledge of ‘Big Data’ concepts and Hadoop/Hive, Teradata Aster, and R tools preferred.

•             Working knowledge of building self-serve analytics tools for business users a plus.

•             Working knowledge of statistical analysis, data mining and predictive modeling tools and techniques a plus.

•             Working knowledge of application development and/or web development a plus.

•             Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team in a fast changing environment with changing priorities and changing time constraints.

•             Strong interpersonal skills and ability to multi-task.

•             Ability to interpret business requests as well as communicate findings in a user-friendly manner.

•             Experience in normalizing data to ensure it is homogeneous and consistently formatted to enable sorting, query and analysis.

•             Ability to write clear, concise reports and presentations with an ability to orally communicate effectively; organizational and documentation skills a must.

•             An understanding of risk management methodology and factors.

•             Consolidates issues for management level review; develops clear written recommendations, which require minimal editing; presents recommendations and resolves issues with management.

•             BS/BA degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Accounting, Business, Finance, Economics, Statistics or related field.  Masters degree a plus with strong academic background

•             Requires a minimum of 4 years relevant work experience; Analytics, technology, auditing, accounting, finance, or economics.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer – and celebrate our employees’ differences, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status.  Different makes us better.