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Data Scientist (Applied Machine Learning) - Viaplay

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About the job

Join us on our journey to become the European streaming champ! With ambitions to grow Viaplay into 10 new markets in the next 5 years. Viaplay is part of Nordic Entertainment Group, the Nordic region’s leading streaming and entertainment provider. We entertain millions of people every day with our Streaming services, radio networks, TV and production companies. We make life more entertaining by telling stories, touching lives and expanding worlds – from live sports, movies and series to music and original shows. We’re a vibrant, upbeat and passionate company and encouraging our people to step out of the box with fresh ideas to stay ahead of the rest.

As we are a truly data driven company and continue to reinforce our focus on analytics, we are now looking to strengthen our Applied Machine Learning team with a Data Scientist. 

The position 

As a Data Scientist you will bring to life recommender systems and other intelligent services that personalize and enhance the experience on our video on demand (VOD) streaming services, namely Viaplay and Viafree.  

You will work in a team with Data Scientists, ML Engineers, and Software Engineers who share knowledge and experience in researching and developing data products. You love researching and prototyping with statistical and machine learning methodologies that enable prescriptive data products, doing so while writing elegant code. You enjoy working with teammates to find viable ways to bring projects to life on all parts of our streaming services.   

The challenge ahead 

  • We offer you the opportunity to play a tactical role in a fast-paced environment. Streaming is changing the way media is consumed and Viaplay is one of the leading actors in northern Europe. Machine learning and statistics are increasingly playing a central role in scaling personalization. 
  • As a Data Scientist you will play a key role in making data products. By tapping into NENT’s Data Lake, you will help research and develop machine learning and statistical algorithms to make it easier for customers to find the content they love and make the streaming services more intelligent.  
  • Our technology stack offers great opportunities to showcase and develop your data science skills. You will work on AWS for computation and storage, using Python and Scala/Spark to breathe life to cloud-based data products.  
What we are looking for 

The digital media market is at the forefront of the data revolution and we expect you to want to contribute to that journey with curiosity, creativity, a business mind and commitment. 

Successful candidates also meet the following requirements: 

  • Strong communicator and listener.
  • Affinity towards teaming up with other curious minds to tackle mathematical and engineering challenges.   
  • Curiosity to conduct research while able to find practical ways to translate into a reliable, customer-facing data product.
  • Academic degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or equivalent 
  • Have 2+ years working experience applying solid software engineering best practices for production-grade applications.
  • Familiarity and experience solving product problems through machine learning techniques (e.g. alternating least squares, gradient boosting, neural networks, etc), statistical modelling (e.g. regression), among others.  
  • Ability to discuss and communicate solutions with colleagues and stakeholders through presentations, data visualization, and reports.
  • High Competence in Python and SQL. Scala is an extra plus. 
  • Experience in training and productionalizing models with a Deep Learning. framework such as PyTorch or Tensorflow.
  • Knowledge of SageMaker, and Spark and other distributed computing paradigms in a cloud environment such as AWS.
  • Working experience in setting up and analysing A/B tests is a plus.   
We offer you 
  • Freedom to try out new things and independent decision-making by our autonomous teams. 
  • We build everything in-house with cutting edge technologies where test-driven development and continuous deployments are central in the deployment process. 
  • We inspire others and share knowledge openly. 
  • A place to grow and learn from our mistakes. We have a learning and development focused environment with an emphasis on knowledge sharing, training and regular internal technical talks, pair programming and mob programming and mentorship programs. 
  • An innovative environment with hack days two times a year. 
  • An international and diverse environment with people from all over the world working here. We have 35+ different nationalities in the office coming from different backgrounds.  
  • An attractive offer with a beneficial occupational pension plan, insurance plan, health care, 30 days of paid vacation, flexible work hours and parental leave pay lift. 

Our HQ is in Stockholm, but our market is the Nordics. You will become part of an amazing company with great people, content and culture. If this feels like your kind of challenge, please apply and attach your CV or LinkedIn. 

Open for relocation? No problem! We offer relocation services. 

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is committed to equality and diversity and we welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and marital status. We want to make sure your recruitment experience is the best it can be – so, if you’re selected for an interview, please let us know if there are any adjustments, we can make that would be helpful for you. 

NENT Group is the Nordic region’s leading entertainment provider. We entertain millions of people every day with our streaming services, TV channels and radio stations, and our production companies create exciting content for media companies around the world. We make life more entertaining by enabling the best and broadest experiences – from live sports to movies to series to music and our own original shows. 

  • Perk: New technologies New technologies
  • Perk: Team work Team work
  • Perk: Hackathon Hackathon
  • Perk: Wellbeing allowance Wellbeing allowance
  • Perk: Competent and fun colleagues Competent and fun colleagues
  • Perk: Parental leave premium Parental leave premium
Who are we

Streaming services, radio networks, TV and production companies. It's our mission to create compelling stories that reach beyond media outlets and touch people's lives.

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