Konstantinos is our Head of Analytics, read his story here
‘We’ve got a massive data pool to do data science’
When did you start with us?
2 months ago
Describe the recruitment, interview and on-boarding process:
It was a 2-stage interview process where we had the opportunity to talk about various topics. My career path and technical skills, my inspiration as a data scientist and all my achievements. Also, I received many information about the team, the vision for the future and Sky’s way of working.
What were your first impressions of the team and company culture?
It is a social and diverse environment full of passionate individuals that feel proud about the brand and try hard to deliver the best products for all customers.
What’s your career journey been like up until now?
A long journey of analytics and data science. Worked for various industries from e-commerce to financial services but my expertise is in telecommunications & media.
If you were considering jobs with other companies at the time what made you choose your next career step with Sky?
I had 2 alternative offers at that time, but Sky was always my first choice for the following reasons:
- Great team & vision
- Amazing building to work
- Massive data pool to do data science
Now that you’re settled in a little, what are you most looking forward to / aspirations?
Really excited to be part of a growing data science community that will utilize cutting edge technology (Google Cloud Platform) to optimize decision making across the organization.
What have you been most impressed with so far?
As a data scientist I am really impressed that data and analytics are perceived as important elements across the organization.
What does a typical day working here look like for you?
Blend of meetings with the business to set the expectations for analytics and with the team, internally, to find the optimal solutions. Also, a lot of my attention goes to recruitment, of top talent across the data science community, in order to expand our great team.
What advice would you give to others trying to develop their career?
Be passionate about what you do and also have appetite to learn more. Joining a great company like Sky gives you the privilege, as a data scientist, to see how your hard work brings actual value to the business.