CenturyLink Lead Data Scientist in Broomfield, Colorado

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com/ for more information.

Job Summary

Develop algorithms to optimize capital allocation in the area of telecom network and project investment decisions. Responsibilities will include collecting and analyzing data to identify opportunities, designing algorithms to address these opportunities, and the ongoing tuning of the algorithm parameters. This work will involve cross-functional collaboration to understand and develop solutions to complex business problems. Employ techniques and theories drawn from mathematics, statistics, in particular from the subdomains of machine learning, classification, cluster analysis, and data mining.

Job Description

Clearly communicate methods, conclusions, and recommendations with simple language and innovative visualizations to management and executives.

Work effectively on a team as well as a self-driven individual to research and develop cutting edge solutions for the business.

Provide expertise in analyzing and visualizing large, complex, and unique data sets.

Create new insights that will drive business growth and profitability in the short and long term.


10+ years of experience

Ph.D in Operations Research, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, and/or Statistics. Candidates with strong backgrounds in at least two of the areas and an advanced degree in one are preferred (relevant work experience may substitute) preferred.

Strong experience with managing, analyzing, and visualizing large datasets.

Creativity and persistence in locating, extracting and analyzing any and all relevant data.

Programming experience with two or more of Python, R, Java, Scala, Mathematica, and C++.

Experience with relational and non-relational databases.

Strong analytical thinking and ability to quickly pick up new methods, tools and programming languages.

Problem solving versatility: making the best decisions possible given the data quality and time available.

Record of success and top-tier achievement in prior work and education experiences.

Past success in extracurricular math/science activities or competitions is highly regarded.


Ph.D preferred

Field of Study preferred:

Operations Research, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, and/or Statistics.

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield

Requisition # : 206010

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/

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