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Data Science Lead

Posting Country:  Turkey
Date Posted:  31-Dec-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.


Join our journey as we connect for a better future. Ready?
 We are looking for a Data Science Lead


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. As you can imagine, this means that we have a vibrant and diverse mix of skills and people making Vodafone a great place to work.



We are looking for a passionate, talented, and inventive  “Data Science Lead” to join our big data & AI team. As a data science lead, you will be a hands-on leader tasked with leading a team of data scientists, conducting experiments, building solutions and partnering with stakeholders to identify new opportunities utilizing large data sets of structured and unstructured data. You will leverage your experience to drive improvements to best practices and operating models. The selected candidate will also be a practicing data scientist.  

Job Responsibility

Your Place in the team

•    Lead  and develop a team of data scientists
•    Execute data science projects and lead cross functional teams
•    Tech, lead and counsel colleagues on new techniques and solutions
•    Responsible for the conception, planning and prioritization of data science projects
•    Drive continuous improvement through measurement and monitoring
•    Design machine learning models for Vodafone’s mobile and non-mobile product challenges 
•    Translate complex datasets into key strategy insight and powerful capabilities to the business
•    Iterate on machine learning products based on the feedback from a/b experiments  
•    Ability to translate data insights into a clear and compelling narrative with clear outcomes
•    Identify new analytics trends and opportunities to drive the innovation agenda across Vodafone’s global team
•    Partake  in a community of Vodafone data scientists working in numerous countries

We are looking for you if you have

•    BS Degree in quantitative fields like  Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering
•    6+ years experience in developing, implementing and maintaining Machine Learning /AI models and Optimization Algorithms
•    Preferable 2+ years  experience in a lead data scientist role
•    Hands-on experience with the Big Data Analytics landscape and related tools, especially Hadoop, Hive/Impala, Spark (pyspark)
•    Fluency in coding using Python and experience in Python data analysis libraries such as pandas, numpy and scikit-learn
•    Expert level experience with the mathematical foundations of modern machine learning/AI algorithms and statistics
•    Fluency with at least some of the leading data visualization software such as Tableau, Qlikview, Python’s matplotlib 
•    Have a business mindset, swift to identify risk situations and opportunities and able to generate creative solutions to business problems 
•    Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present technical results to non-technical audiences
•    Ability to guide  data scientists in their skill sets, motivate them, and build the company’s foundation for future growth
•    Curiosity, creativity, and an empirical mindset
•    Fluent in oral and written English


Data Modelling
Data Visualisation
Data Analytics and Insights
AI - Deep and Machine Learning
Business Acumen

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.