Lead, Data Scientist (Deep Learning), Peacock Video Streaming



Company Description

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Job Description

Welcome to Peacock, the dynamic new streaming service from NBCUniversal. Here you’ll find more than a job. You’ll find a fast-paced, high-performance team of incredible colleagues that want to be at the epicenter of technology, sports, news, tv, movies and more. We work hard to connect people to what they love, each other and the world around them by creating shared experiences through culture-defining entertainment. 

As a company, we embrace the power of difference. Our team is committed to creating an organization that champions diversity and inclusivity for all by curating content and a workforce that represents the world around us.  We continue to challenge ourselves and the industry by being customer-centric, data-driven creatures of innovation. At Peacock, we are determined to forge the next frontier of streaming through creativity, teamwork, and talent. 

Position Overview

As part of the Peacock Data Science team, the Lead, Data Scientist will be responsible for creating recommendation and personalization solutions for one or more verticals of Peacock Video Streaming Service. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Work with a group of data scientists in the development of recommendation and personalization models using statistical, machine learning and data mining methodologies.
  • Drive the collection and manipulation of new data and the refinement of existing data sources.
  • Translate complex problems and solutions to all levels of the organization.
  • Collaborate with software and data architects in building real-time and automated batch implementations of the data science solutions and integrating them into the streaming service architecture.
  • Drive innovation of the statistical and machine learning methodologies and tools used by the team.

Salary Range: $145,000 – $175,000


  • Advanced (Master or PhD) degree with specialization in Statistics, Computer Science, Data Science, Economics, Mathematics, Operations Research or another quantitative field or equivalent.
  • 4+ years of combined experience in advanced analytics in industry or research.
  • Experience with commercial recommender systems or a lead role in an advanced research recommender system project.
  • Working experience with deep learning, particularly in the areas different form the computer vision.
  • Strong experience with deep learning using TensorFlow.
  • Experience implementing scalable, distributed, and highly available systems using Google Could Platform.
  • Experience with Google AI Platform/Vertex AI, Kubeflow and Airflow.
  • Proficient in Python.  Java or Scala is a plus.
  • Experience in data processing using SQL and PySpark.

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience in media analytics and application of data science to the content streaming and TV industry.
  • Good understanding of reinforcement learning algorithms.
  • Experience with multi-billion record datasets and leading projects that span the disciplines of data science and data engineering
  • Knowledge of enterprise-level digital analytics platforms (e.g., Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics, etc.)
  • Experience with large-scale video assets
  • Team oriented and collaborative approach with a demonstrated aptitude and willingness to learn new methods and tools

Additional Information

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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Remote Exceptions: This position can be designated as fully remote or hybrid, meaning that the position is expected to contribute from either a non-NBCUniversal worksite, or most commonly an employee’s residence.

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