Data Scientist II, Data Science & Analytics at Zayo

| Greater Boulder Area
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Company Description

Zayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo’s 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, and dedicated Internet access. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.

Position Description

The Data Science & Analytics Associate will be responsible for assisting with analytics programs and initiatives, including but not limited to retrieval, extraction, manipulation, analysis, and modeling of data to meet the needs of the business. The ideal candidate has experience developing statistical models as well as handling and combining data.

This individual will be mentored by senior members of the department with goal of learning more advanced data science skills such as API usage, advanced machine learning and time series forecasting techniques, cloud-based computing, and model development with model deployment in mind. This role will also provide challenge, variety, and exposure to several areas of the business. 

This role will have the opportunity to work on a variety of problems across the business and may be expected to provide support for Senior Management, Marketing, Business Development, Operations, Sales Managers, and related Programs.

The Data Science & Analytics Associate will work with senior members of the team and directly with key business stakeholders to analyze program performance and build solutions to solve core business challenges.

This role will work in partnership with the larger Enterprise Data & Analytics team to implement and execute scalable processes and reporting to drive collaboration and cooperation across teams such as product, business development, finance & accounting, pricing, IT & automation, data strategy, customer success, sales, and customer intelligence.

The position requires analytical skills and a “can do” attitude, with eagerness to learn new tools and techniques as data science is a constantly growing and evolving field. Expertise or demonstrated capability to learn Python, SQL, and machine learning methods is preferred.

Proactivity and personal communication skills are critical, as this role demands regular interaction with leadership and business stakeholders.

Position and salary depends on experience and education, the listed position and salary represent the base level.


  • Analyze sales, business development, and customer data to support executive, business development, and marketing programs
  • Support data strategy and process improvement efforts by coordinating with multiple IT resources and data strategy team
  • Assists in ad-hoc analytics and data science requests for various teams
  • Develop advanced analytics and predictive models
  • Automate and simplify efforts using scripts
  • Proactive communication and updates on progress to both management and the organization
  • Partners with business stakeholders to understand business problems and develop solutions


  • Education, experience, and technical skills: 
    • Bachelor of Arts/Science with a numerate degree or 4 years of experience in a role with data manipulation required
    • 3+ years of experience in quantitative analysis or 1 year of data science experience required (A Masters degree and/or certificate from a data science bootcamp may substitute for part or all of this experience)
  • Intermediate experience with one of SQL and Excel and familiarity with the other required
  • Intermediate experience with at least one of R, Python, or functional equivalent required
  • Demonstrated background in statistical analysis and/or machine learning required
  • Familiarity with machine learning and time series models required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office preferred
  • Cloud-based computing and shell scripting preferred
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
    • Effective communication of technical work to non-technical audiences
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • High energy individual with strong work ethic.
    • Ability to interact effectively with all personnel.
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
    • Autonomous yet comfortable teaming with others on various projects.
  • Interest in the intersection between qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and organize effectively and work under pressure deadlines.
  • Base salary range in CO: $58,100-$77,450

Benefits, Rewards & Wellness

  • Excellent Health, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Retirement 401(k) Savings Plan

  • Fitness membership discounts

  • Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave

Please note, in accordance with Zayo's commitment to providing and maintaining a workplace free of recognized hazards, all U.S. and Canadian employees and any employee, vendor, customer, or visitor who enters a Zayo office or facility in the U.S. and Canada must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of such vaccination. If you are hired by Zayo, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

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In Colorado we have campuses in Downtown Denver and on 29th Street Mall in Boulder, where employees can benefit from access to restaurants, retail, fitness and more!

What are Zayo Perks + Benefits

Zayo Benefits Overview

Zayo Group is committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is both comprehensive and competitive. Our benefits program offers health care, dental and vision coverage, as well as financial security to our employees and their families.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
B Strong, Greenhouse Scholars, A Precious Child, AMP the Cause, There With Care, Boulder Parks and Rec, and many more....
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) enable you to put aside money for important expenses & help reduce your income taxes at the same time. Zayo employees can contribute up to $2,650 annually.
Disability Insurance
If you are out of work for an extended period or time due to a disabling injury or illness, disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $5000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Dental exams can help you & your dentist detect problems in the early stages when treatment is simpler & costs are lower. Regular exams are an important part of maintaining your medical health.
Vision Benefits
The vision plan covers routine eye exams and also pays for all or a portion of the costs of glasses or contact lenses if you need them.
Health Insurance Benefits
Each person's health care needs are different. That's why our medical plan offers multiple options (3) so that you can choose the coverage level best-suited to your personal situation.
Life Insurance
Your family depends on your income for a comfortable lifestyle and for the resources necessary to make their dreams a reality! Zayo offers Basic Term Life and AD&D as well as supplemental insurance.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Do you love working out? So do we which is why Zayo offers access to group fitness sessions and company-sponsored events, such as the B Strong Ride.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Zayo Group offers a 401(k) plan through Fidelity. Eligible employees may join the plan as soon as administratively feasible after their date of hire and may contribute up to the IRS limit of $19,000.
401(K) Matching
Zayo matches 50% of employee contributions up to 4% with a cap at 2% match.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Zayo employees receive between 0 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
We encourage our employees to give back to our communities by providing 4 hours of Volunteer Time Off per quarter.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Zayo Group offers the option to elect Commuter Benefits which helps you pay for public transportation and parking costs while commuting to and from work using pretax dollars.
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted twice monthly and include alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.
Parking is available at Zayo offices.
Recreational Clubs
Love sports? So do we! We offer a variety of options to get involved with your co-workers outside of the office.
Fitness Subsidies
We strongly believe that there is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our employees and families. To promote health and fitness, Zayo has partnered with GymPass.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
The tuition reimbursement program provides an opportunity for Zayo employees to further their education and to apply to be reimbursed for eligible education expenses.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Zayo is committed to providing opportunities for employees to expand and grow their knowledge base through lunch and learn sessions.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning

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