Junior Data Scientist - Data Analytics


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Alpharetta, GA 

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Be a part of the team that identifies trends, emerging technologies and growth markets—all things that keep us at the forefront of innovation and drive our success.



Data Analytics – Junior Data Scientist


Verizon Communications Inc. is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 177,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $127 billion.  The Data Analyst – Junior Data Scientist will be part of an objective assurance and consulting team that is independently managed within Verizon Communications designed to add value and improve operations. The Internal Audit team assists the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and Verizon management in accomplishing their objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the overall control environment, risk management, and governance processes. The Internal Audit staff gains extensive exposure to diverse aspects of Verizon's business. These audit assignments include increasing levels of responsibilities and presentations to senior management, making Internal Audit an excellent place to work for high potential employees.


Have you read Malcolm Gladwell’s books? Or the string of other authors solving business challenges through Data mining? Are you interested in a path to becoming a data scientist? Do you have what it takes to develop great business acumen? Leverage your critical thinking and problem solving skills while leveraging technical tools to analyze large complex data sets? If so then these responsibilities could be yours.


As Wikipedia states ”Data Scientist have the ability to find and interpret rich data sources, manage large amounts of data despite hardware, software and bandwidth constraints, merge data sources together, ensure consistency of data-sets, create visualizations to aid in understanding data and building rich tools that enable others to work effectively.”





The Data Analyst – Junior Data Scientist supports a high performance forensic and audit analytics team in its efforts to identify and drive data mining efforts through a risk based approach. The enthusiasm in this position helps mitigate fraud, identify misconduct and control gaps utilizing data mining and analysis.  Responsibilities include the following:


  • Passion for growth and learning new techniques with vigor and enthusiasm. Strong individual contributor with top notch team collaboration skills. 
  • Strong ability to independently and proactively initiate projects, hypothesize business transaction flows and fraudulent scenarios.
  • Design, extract, normalize, analyze, review and automate analysis for Internal Audit utilizing enterprise data warehouse, extracts and data mining tools; coordinate with business for outside data source requirements.
  • Design, develop, maintain and communicate visual dashboards.
  • Design and develop ad-hoc analysis based on business requirement needs.
  • Identify and use appropriate investigative and analytical technologies to interpret and verify results.
  • Coordinate with business to ensure follow-up and resolution of exceptions including specific individual resolution as well as root-cause analysis and control gap identification.
  • Review large software implementations to identify transaction flow gaps, design flaws and data integrity issues.
  • Actively participates in the completion of department initiatives to support the development of a best-in-class Internal Audit function.
  • Maintain databases and related programs in a thorough and efficient manner.
  • Take part in training courses to increase skill set and technical capabilities in order to better serve the needs of the analytics team.



  • Strong business analytical skills a must; ability to apply business logic to design and implement data mining techniques on large data sets.
  • Projects with evidence of Creative and Critical thinking a must. 
  • Understanding of Data Warehousing is a must.
  • Proficient in the use of Teradata SQL, MS SQL server (SSIS/SSAS experience preferred), Data Visualization (e.g., Tableau or other), MS Access, MS Excel, Visual Basic, and Sharepoint.
  • Experience designing, developing, implementing and maintaining a database and programs to manage data analysis efforts.
  • For internal candidates, experience with Verizon Wireless Enterprise Data Warehouse preferred.
  • Working knowledge of ‘Big Data’ concepts and Hadoop/Hive, Teradata Aster, and R tools preferred.
  • Working knowledge of building self-serve analytics tools for business users a plus.
  • Working knowledge of statistical analysis, data mining and predictive modeling tools and techniques a plus.
  • Working knowledge of application development and/or web development a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team in a fast changing environment with changing priorities and changing time constraints.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to interpret business requests as well as communicate findings in a user-friendly manner.
  • Experience in normalizing data to ensure it is homogeneous and consistently formatted to enable sorting, query and analysis.
  • Ability to write clear, concise reports and presentations with an ability to orally communicate effectively; organizational and documentation skills a must.
  • An understanding of risk management methodology and factors.
  • Consolidates issues for management level review; develops clear written recommendations, which require minimal editing; presents recommendations and resolves issues with management.
  • BS/BA degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Accounting, Business, Finance, Economics, Statistics or related field.  Masters degree a plus.  At least a 3.0/4.0 overall GPA or equivalent
  • Requires a minimum of 4 years relevant work experience; Analytics, technology, auditing, accounting, finance, or economics.

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Verizon is a Federal Contractor
  • Verizon requests veteran priority referrals
  • Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

Company Info
1 Verizon Way, Basking Ridge, NJ, 07920
Basking Ridge, NJ, United States

Phone: 908-210-6982
Web Site: www.verizon.com

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