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CenturyLink Senior Date Scientist - Littleton, CO in LITTLETON, Colorado

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at 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 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.

Specific Skills Required (Must have Skills):

  • SQL / MySQL / Oracle or general database querying

  • Python, script writing

  • Familiarity with data wrangling, data visualization and presentation, and work flow automation techniques.

  • Familiarity with at least two of the following packages: Pandas, Seaborn, Dash, Numpy, Scipy, statsmodel.

Specific Skills Desired:

  • Knowledge of TensorFlow, Keras, or Caffe desired but not essential.

Job Description

  • Develop models for forecasting and projecting work loads, translations of work loads into staffing plans, operationalize staffing models

  • Help develop models and frameworks into self-help tools and web-based products

  • Develop and automate data feeds to enable robust model-building practices

  • Analyze data discrepancies and flag outliers, provide analytical insights of operational results

  • Collaborate and work with user community and drive operational results.

  • Must be self-directed and goal-oriented with solid work ethic and accountability.


  • Strong background in science or engineering, masters/PhD-level specialization in modeling or optimization or data science is a must. Must be at an expert level with statistical modeling.

  • 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++.

  • 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.


  • Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Littleton

Requisition # : 211958

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at

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The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.