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Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics Lead

Posting Country:  Spain
Date Posted:  13-Jan-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. As a Global Communications Technology company, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We are forever challenging, pushing boundaries and discovering innovative ways to connect our customers with their digital societies.

We connect people, businesses, and communities across the globe to create the future. We earn customer loyalty, experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

Join our journey as we connect for a better future. Ready?

Role purpose:
Provide specialist Machine Learning and advanced analytics expertise and skills to enable the design, build, deployment and sustainable running of data science models within the Nucleus data products portfolio. 
Build advanced models that will be embedded into the data products to drive realisable value, innovation and efficiency into Local markets to support the drive for a more Digital Vodafone.
Work with cross functional (and geographically dispersed) teams to deploy and maintain the models to guarantee sustained value to the organisation. Utilise cloud technologies (Google Compute Platform).
The day to day accountabilities and workload will be directed by the Senior Manager, ML Analytics (based in UK), with functional ownership retained by the Product Delivery Assurance Manager (Spain).


Key accountabilities and decision ownership      
•    Design, creation and delivery of  Machine Learning (ML) and Advanced Analytics models within the Nucleus data product portfolio
•    Deployment through cloud technologies and the exploitation of automated technology to ensure ongoing delivery speed is maximising and cost effective
•    Ongoing maintenance and tuning of ML and AA models to ensure continued relevance, accuracy and value realisation.

Core competencies, knowledge and experience 
•    Ability to work in a cross-functional and geographically dispersed team
•    Core data science skills with strong numeracy in evidence.
•    Take ownership of own workload and maintain awareness of activities across the whole team to ensure the successful delivery of the function’s overall goals
•    Develop a strong appreciation of the wider Data & Analytics delivery streams across the Nucleus programme to ensure work is appropriately focused & positioned


Must have technical / professional qualifications: 
1)    Relevant professional experience in predictive modelling for at least one of the following: classification, regression, and time-series forecasting
2)    Proficiency in Python (preferred) or R, and relevant data science libraries 
3)    Familiarity with one of the query languages such as SQL
4)    Deployment experience in a Google Cloud environment preferred
5)    Google Cloud certification an advantage
6)    Experience in tools such as Spark (for distributed processing) and Qlik (for Data Visualisation) advantageous
7)    Domain knowledge in Telecoms useful, but not essential

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.