Data Scientist, Data & Analytics

New York City, United States

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Company Description

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Click here to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

Job Description

As part of the global Operations & Technology organization, the Data & Analytics group (D&A) is focused on the data strategies for the future, covering the entire analytics life cycle – data engineering, data architecture, data platforms, data analysis, data viz, and data science. We support NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands – from broadcast, cable, news, and sports networks to film studios, world-renowned theme parks, and a diverse suite of digital properties. We take pride in providing NBCUniversal with data to advise and shape strategic business decisions. The Data & Analytics team is looking for a passionate Data Scientist adept at building the next generation of analytics solutions and data science models optimized for business. The candidate will be working closely with internal stakeholders, data engineers, visualization experts, and other technologists across one or more of our main subject areas.

The Data & Analytics Data Science role is right for you if you are a subject matter expert in designing end-to-end data science solutions and can maintain the fine balance of business acumen and deep technical knowledge. You are a passionate problem solver who is looking to build the next generation of models and applications. You are a hands-on coder who can build and cleanse large datasets, and then create predictive models that deliver actionable insights.

  • Develop robust models using statistics, machine learning, and causal/predictive techniques (e.g., feature creation, training, and inference) for various lines-of-business, inclusive of Consumer, Film, Streaming, and Ad Sales
  • Leverage your expertise with Python, SQL, statistical analysis, data visualization, predictive modeling, and process improvement to optimize marketing, segmenting, and targeting of consumer journeys across various NBCUniversal touchpoints
  • Embody a robust data science mindset with data collection, feature selection, cleansing, analysis, hypothesis testing, and model building to ensure high quality performance of delivered products and services supporting timely and critical business decisions
  • Build advanced analytics dashboards, deep-dive analyses, data extracts, and tools (ad hoc or automated) to address short-term and long-term business needs
  • Partner closely with business, product owners, engineering, and data science teams to implement models and analytical insights that have meaningful ROIs for business
  • Play a leading role in the prototype and selection of ML and Data Science platforms, collaborating with engineering and data science teams in discovery and implementation
  • Mentor and guide engineering and data science peers in building a comprehensive set of tools, knowledge, and standards that can be democratized across the organization


  • Excellent understanding of applied statistics and machine learning algorithms, experience in methodologies for regression, classification, clustering, and causality
  • 5+ years of data science experience, with demonstrated proficiency using SQL and Python in building analytical solutions
  • 3+ years of experience building production-ready Data Science solutions and dashboards to solve business problems, with particular preference for the media industry
  • Possess a strong grasp of applying and translating inferential, predictive, and prescriptive models to solve analytical business needs and gain implementation buy-in
  • Experience with NLP and Deep Learning frameworks that enrich data science efficacy
  • Intimate familiarity with data science workflows on the cloud (i.e., AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Hands-on experience with Snowflake, Databricks, Spark, Airflow, or related cloud-based big-data storage and orchestration technologies
  • Bachelor's/Master’s degree – or equivalence with experience – in Computer Science, Data/Decision Science, Data Engineering, Quantitative Economics, or Mathematics

Desired Skills:

  • Direct experience working with media/entertainment and ad sales datasets and platforms is a plus – Nielsen, comScore, FreeWheel, mParticle, and Salesforce
  • Ability to report and demonstrate model-development progress to stakeholders by visualizing results and communicating plans, benchmarks, and improvements
  • Strong understanding of Agile principles and best practices, including CI/CD principles
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and making decisions in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written skills with the ability to communicate data stories effectively across all levels of the organization, both technical and non-technical

This position is eligible for company sponsored benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website. Salary range: $135-155k.

Additional Information

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.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations in the US by calling 1-818-777-4107 and in the UK by calling +44 2036185726.

Tags: Agile Airflow Architecture AWS Azure CI/CD Classification Clustering Computer Science Data analysis Databricks Data visualization Deep Learning Economics Engineering GCP Machine Learning Mathematics NLP Predictive modeling Python Salesforce Snowflake Spark SQL Statistics Streaming Testing

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Region: North America
Country: United States
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