ViacomCBS Streaming

VP Data Science

TodayNew York, NY

Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount's portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. Paramount delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.

Overview & Responsibilities

The Advanced Media team sits within the larger Technology organization at Paramount, supporting the Ad Sales organization and other verticals within the Paramount business. At the core, we are a data-driven team that uses data to build strategic efficiencies and empower our client teams with innovative offerings. We are passionate about developing data products that not only get used across the company, but also get talked about in the press for innovation. We are looking for a hardworking and skilled VP of Data Science to help deliver data science solutions at scale and lead a small but skilled group of other Data Scientists. You will lead statistical analysis projects, design, prototype and implement innovative machine learning projects, and data science experiments. In addition, you will work closely with a multidisciplinary team of data scientists, data engineers, and software engineers and others to deliver on our KPIs.


  • Research and implement data science approaches, and undertake data exploration analysis to help tackle business problems
  • Generate data driven insights through exploratory data analysis on first, second, and third-party data
  • Design and implement statistical experiments
  • Build machine learning models
  • Lead machine learning model evaluation design
  • Participate in data governance and evangelize data science standards within the company
  • Partner with product teams to define project evaluation KPIs both for your practice and your team
  • Define, evaluate and monitor product performance metrics, understanding root cause of changes
  • Mentor and coach both senior and jr data scientists
  • Lead and maintain team's data science code repository
Basic Qualifications
  • Proficiency in python programming language
  • Understanding of integrating ML/AI insights into front-end applications
  • Experience leading a team of other Data Scientists
Additional Qualifications
  • 6+ years' experience building and deploying data science systems at scale
  • Acute understanding of relational database management systems and proficiency in writing SQL queries
  • Hands on experience with ML algorithms and optimization techniques
  • Media experience a plus but not required
  • 6+ years' experience with cloud architecture including AWS, GCP and Azure and development methods
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, being able to communicate insights to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Knowledge of R programming language
  • Bachelors, Masters or PhD in STEM field preferred
Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

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Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: CBS-31836

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