Data Science Lead

| Greater Denver Area

Sling TV L.L.C. provides an over-the-top (internet delivered) television experience on TVs, tablets, gaming consoles, computers, smartphones, smart TVs and other streaming devices. Distributed across a variety of strategic device partners, including Google, Amazon, Apple TV, Microsoft, Roku, Samsung, LG, Comcast, and many others, Sling TV offers two primary domestic streaming services that collectively include more than 100 channels of top content. Featured programmers include Disney/ESPN, Fox, NBC, AMC, A&E, EPIX, NFL Network, NBA TV, NHL Networks, Pac-12 Networks, Hallmark, Viacom, and more. For Spanish-speaking customers, Sling Latino offers a suite of standalone and extra Spanish-programming packages tailored to the U S. Hispanic market.  And for those seeking International content, Sling International currently provides more than 300 channels in 20 languages (available across multiple devices) to U.S. households. 

 

Sling TV is the #1 Live TV Streaming Service  Sling TV is a next-generation service that meets the entertainment needs of today’s contemporary viewers. Visit www.Sling.com. We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.

 

Opportunity is here. We are Sling.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

About the position

Our mission is to build the next generation, web scale platform for Sling TV.  Our environment is…

 

  • Complex
  • Highly elastic
  • Based on some of the latest and greatest cloud native technologies
  • Very fast paced

Your team will be…

 

  • Enabling a proper enterprise Data Lake in AWS.
  • Building models and tools to get value out of the mass amounts of data we have in our environment.
  • Enabling the best, most personalized and resilient customer experience possible.

In order to be successful in this role, you will need to be…

 

  • Highly motivated, driven & hard working
  • Able to lead a team of 3-5 into the world of data science
  • Not afraid to fail and comfortable working independently and with a team
  • Comfortable working with massive datasets in real time and batch processing with superior analytics skills
  • Comfortable talking to and working with Senior Executives
  • Apply data mining techniques, do statistical analysis, and build high quality prediction systems integrated with our product. Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner.
  • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems
  • Data mining using state-of-the-art methods. Create automated anomaly detection systems and constant tracking of its performance.
  • A team player. We have a great group of diverse folks working together in harmony.  Big egos and “super heroes” need not apply.
  • Real-time machine learning

Skills - Experience and Requirements

Basic Requirements:

A successful Data Science Lead will:

  • Be available to work onsite out of our American Fork, UT or Englewood, CO offices
  • Have a 4-year college degree in Computer Science / Information Technology, master’s degree and or a PHd is preferred or equivalent professional experience
  • 10+ years professional enterprise experience
  • Open to occasional travel for quarterly planning meetings and or other key workshops

Here are some of the key technologies that make up our environment.  While we do not expect you to have a detailed understanding of each, the more of these you are familiar with the better.

 

  • ELK Stack / HDFS / Hadoop / Hive
  • Linux
  • AWS Big Data Tools: S3, Kinesis, Red Shift, Athena
  • Java, Python, R, SQL
  • Machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, h20.ai, etc.
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Tableau or other visualization tools
  • Kafka / Confluent
  • CI / CD and Cloud Native Computing (Docker, Kubernetes, Consul, Vault)
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • TeradataDatabases
    • AWSDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • TableauAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • Proto.ioDesign
    • BasecampManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • RallyManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • FreshdeskCRM
    • SWRVECRM
    • Adobe TargetCRM
    • RedpointCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • MandrillEmail
    • Exact TargetEmail
    • Adobe CampaignLead Gen
    • MyMoveLead Gen

Location

We have 2 headquarters in the Greater Denver area - you won't have to travel far! Business teams sit just south of DTC, while our IT team is downtown.

What are Sling TV Perks + Benefits

Sling TV Benefits Overview

Our downtown office is across the street from Union Station, so you can sit back, take the rail and walk a block to work. There's even a bike rack for those who bike to work! The vibe is industrial-tech with plenty of natural light and whiteboard space to collaborate with your team. We always have snacks, drinks, and coffee. We even encourage a competitive game of foosball, ping pong, or Guitar Hero.

Our corporate headquarters is integrated with the DISH HQ. Don't worry, if you like to take the light rail, we are near a stop and the Meridian circle has a shuttle on call! The building has real trees and a waterfall in the atrium, a cafe and 24-hour market. We also have ping pong tables for when employees want to take a break. The vibe is tech-trendy and encourages innovative thought with multiple breakout and meeting rooms.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We have a robust Sling Cares program that partners with DISH Cares. Each year we have a day of service where we encourage all to give back. Many teams sign up together to foster team bonding!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Sling encourages employees to create a sense of community and provide support through resource groups. Some groups include: Women's Network, Out at DISH, African American Network, and Veterans Group.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
We have "LEAD," a leadership training program, dedicated to developing those interested in growing their career. One aspect of this training includes an unconscious bias training.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Many teams host team outings and team building events. Some include: happy hours, escape rooms, sporting events, and movie screenings.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball, Video Games.
Happy Hours
Many teams host happy hours to celebrate occasions. There are also company-wide happy hours in collaboration with our resource groups and an Oktoberfest every year!
Parking
Our Meridian office includes a free onsite parking lot. Our downtown office does not have a parking lot, however there are many paid parking lots nearby as well as the rail station across the street
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Cross-department program, Career mentoring.
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