CenturyLink Senior Data Scientist in Denver, 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

Responsible for developing tools to collect, clean, analyze and manage the data used by strategic areas of the business. Employ techniques and theories drawn from mathematics, statistics, in particular from the subdomains of machine learning, classification, cluster analysis, and data mining. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand complex business problems, build statistical models, and create predictive tools.

Job Description

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

  • Work effectively on a team as well as a self-driven individual to do research and develop cutting edge and effective 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.

  • Deploy analytics code with a continuous integration environment incorporating version control, build servers, and test servers.

  • Design and implement programs and automation to collect, mash up, process and analyze distributed real-world data.


  • BS or MS Degree(s) in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Economics, Operations Research and/or Statistics.

  • 6+ years of experience or 4+ years with a MS degree

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

  • Experience with relational and non-relational databases.

  • Strong experience with tools for managing, analyzing, and visualizing large datasets.

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

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

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

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

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


Bachelors or Equivalent in Computer Science

Masters or Equivalent in Mathematics

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Denver; US-Louisiana-Monroe

Requisition # : 171128

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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