What you’ll be doing...

In this highly strategic role, you will use deep technical expertise and commercial implementation experience in developing and scaling data science and Artificial Intelligence capabilities.You will report to the VP of Verizon’s Artificial Intelligence Center as a strategic advisor to the senior leaders and the Chief Data and Analytic Officer at Verizon. You will work closely with Data Science leaders in the AI Center to lead our AI products and platform roadmap and maturity. These AI capabilities will include predictive, prescriptive and adaptive models, experimentation platform, and end to end model lifecycle management for all predictions at Verizon. These will need to be implemented on premise, in cloud and 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 130 billion dollars in annual revenue, this is a pioneering opportunity to design and shape AI at scale in the 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.

  • Collaborate with AI Center Data Scientist teams and senior leaders to ensure model architecture and data architecture roadmaps are designed to scale beyond a business area.
  • Anticipate connections, dependencies, and risks in scaling and plan for these in the design phase as opposed to solving for these down the road once the solutions are in production where these could be far more expensive.
  • Design, develop, and deploy large-scale AI products with closed loop optimization in a production environment.
  • Find ways to optimize and improve our AI products by looking across various business applications and making the connections that may not be visible to teams working on a specific problem space.
  • Experiment and bring relevant data science techniques, algorithms, and tools to the organization and embed into ways of working of data science teams.
  • Operate as a thought partner to the Enterprise Architecture team on our overall enterprise northstar architecture to ensure that AI products and platforms requirements are accurately represented in all our business and technology applications and roadmap.
  • Lead in designing AI that protects the privacy of our customers and ensures that our modeling practices are ethical and bias free. Bring thought leadership in this space by introducing ways of identifying and testing for biases in our models.
  • Introduce new methods to protect the confidentiality of our data.
  • Shape and communicate a clear vision, strategy and roadmap to all stakeholders.
  • Operate as an expert both within Verizon and externally within industry.
  • Serve as a technical thought leader and advisor to the organization.
  • Attract top talent with deep technical expertise to Verizon.
  • Coach and mentor our high potential talent.
  • Partner with academia and startup ecosystem to identify and potentially bring in new AI applications 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.
  • Inspire our team to create monetizable AI applications that can be leveraged both within Verizon and externally with Verizon’s partners.

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.
  • Experience with commercial success in designing, developing and implementing AI products and capabilities.
  • Experience with models built and maintained in production focused on large commercial business problems that tend to be in the billion dollar plus in scope of opportunity.
  • Coding experience 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
  • Work experience with both batch and streaming models in production.
  • Willingness to travel.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or PHD in mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, computer science, or economics.
  • Ability to explain both the code and the underlying math used in algorithms/models.
  • Eight or more years of proven top performance in data science and analytics space.
  • Experience scaling data science and AI capabilities at a large enterprise, preferably at a Fortune 50 company or at a technology startup that has successfully scaled to a billion plus in annual revenue over the past decade.
  • 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 skills above and beyond the technical knowledge and commercial implementation experience.

When you join Verizon

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

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