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Senior Data Scientist job in Disney

Job ID: 10055346

Location: Mumbai, India

Business: Disney Star

Date posted: Aug. 16, 2023

This role is considered remote, which means the employee will work remotely on an ongoing basis and will not have an assigned workspace at a Company designated location.


Job Summary

We are seeking a talented and experienced Senior Data Scientist specializing in Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to join Data Sciences team at Disney Star. As a Senior Data Scientist, you will play a pivotal role in designing, developing, and implementing advanced computer vision and NLP models and algorithms to drive innovation and solve complex problems.

About the team  

Data Sciences team at DisneyStar creates data-driven innovations and value for the business. They help business partners respond to their top-priority business goals by introducing new ways to tap their exploding data assets, using statistical methods, ML/DL, and predictive models. Data Scientists perform in-depth research and develop new practices and methodologies for working with the latest technologies. They also work with industry-leading engineers to create new tools and features that support sophisticated analytics for business units. Our work model is IDEATE -> COLLABORATE -> INVENT -> DELIVER -> IDEATE -> Continue.

Reporting To  

Manager, Data Sciences

Key Responsibilities

> Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and develop tailored solutions.

> Conduct in-depth research to stay abreast of the latest advancements in computer vision, NLP, LLM, and machine learning.

> Design and optimize computer vision models for tasks such as object detection, image segmentation, and visual recognition.

> Develop NLP models for tasks such as text classification, topic extraction, entity recognition, etc.

> Analyze and interpret structured/unstructured data from diverse sources to derive meaningful insights and drive decision-making.

> Collaborate closely with software engineers to integrate ML, computer vision and NLP models into production systems.

> Employ MLOps practices to ensure efficient model deployment, monitoring, and management in real-world scenarios.

> Stay informed about emerging trends and technologies in computer vision and NLP and provide guidance on their application to projects.

> Mentor and provide technical guidance to junior data scientists and team members.

Skills & Attributes for success –

Must have:

> With strong focus in Computer Vision and one or more areas (NLP, ML & DL, Mathematical Optimization).

> Deep understanding of computer vision concepts and techniques, including image processing, feature extraction, object detection, image classification, face recognition, segmentation, tracking.

> Strong hands-on Python, TensorFlow/Pytorch, OpenCV, Scikit-Learn, Scipy, NLTK/Gensim/Spacy, Pandas, Numpy

> In depth understanding of Classical ML algorithms, Deep learning models & architecture (CNN,RNN, Resnet, LSTM), Linear Algebra.

> Experience in developing and deploying NLP models using techniques such as text embeddings, sequence models, and transformers.

> Experience in performing EDA and statistical analysis.Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams

Good to have:

> Knowledge of LLMs, Prompt Engineering

> Experience in utilizing MLOps practices for model development, deployment, and monitoring

> Knowledge of Recommendation models

> Knowledge of Mathematical Optimization methods

> Data scrapping from web

Preferred Education & Experience

 Masters or equivalent in Computer Science or quantitative discipline like Statistics, Operations Research, Economics, Applied Mathematics, etc. Must have relevant experience of 3-6 years in Computer Vision or NLP.

About Disney Star:

Disney Star is a leading media & entertainment company in India that reaches over 700 million viewers a month in nine different languages. Our entertainment portfolio which cuts across general entertainment, movies, sports, infotainment, kids, and lifestyle content generates over 20,000 hours of original content every year.

Disney+ Hotstar, India’s leading streaming platform, enables us to reach and entertain audiences anywhere, anytime. Disney+ Hotstar has changed the way Indians consume their entertainment - from their favorite TV shows and movies to sporting extravaganzas.

With leadership positions in every segment it occupies, Disney Star has been redefining the media landscape for more than 30 years now, anchored on the three pillars of story-telling, innovation and an unwavering focus on delivering to the expectations of our audiences. 

Join us, and let's continue to inspire a billion imaginations.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Star India Pvt Ltd (SIPL), which is part of a business we call Disney Star.


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