Virgin Media O2 • London

Geospatial Data Scientist

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

We have an opening for a Geospatial Data Scientist to join our Product Engineering team here at Virgin Media O2, delivering data & insight products to our B2B Clients! You’ll work within an agile product development team and develop and operate big data products using our Mobile Data. The role is jointly accountable for the quality, development and operation of these products, and as part of this you will build, maintain, optimise and automate processes through pipelines, scripts and script control.

Key accountabilities of the role:

  • Delivering value to customers of the product – understanding customer needs and delivering better insights and experience.
  • Developing software or code required to deliver the product, including visualisation tools, databases and data processing system.
  • Developing new methodologies, processes and products, and driving improvements in quality.
  • Continuous improvement with ability to deliver changes to products in a regular, reliable, and predictable manner through improving feedback loops throughout the product delivery process.
  • Developing a detailed understanding of Mobile Network Data and its processing to be able to take full advantage of the data assets.

Who we are

The UK’s fastest broadband network. The nation’s best-loved mobile brand. And, one of the UK's biggest companies too.

Diverse, high performing teams - jam packed with serious talent. Together, we offer the UK more choice and better value, through our boundary-pushing, customer-championing values and ambitions.

Together, we are Virgin Media O2, and we can't wait to see what you can do.

Accessible, inclusive and equitable for all

Virgin Media O2 is an equal opportunities employer and we're working hard to remove bias and barriers for our people and candidates. So, we build equity and inclusion into everything we do, from the policies we craft to the relationships we shape. We support and encourage you to be your authentic self throughout your application journey with us.

The must haves

In order to be considered, you must have the following experience;

  • Experience in analysing geospatial data, preferably related to Transport Modelling
  • Previous demonstrable experience in writing and deploying code.
  • Strong understanding of databases and a consistent record in writing analytical queries and data processes in SQL and or Python.
  • The ability to define and implement data process changes independently.
  • Experienced in scoping, developing and productionising complex methodology and ideas to customers.

The other stuff we are looking for

We'd also love you to bring;

  • Experienced in using CI / CD pipelines
  • Comfortable with working and processing large volumes of data
  • Experienced in effective use of Git for change control
  • Experience in mentoring or leading other data scientists.
  • A consistent track record of taking ownership of projects and outlining what this has delivered.

What's in it for you

Our goal is to celebrate our people, their lives and everything in-between. We aim to create a culture that empowers everyone to bring the best versions of themselves to work each and every day. We believe the most inclusive and diverse culture makes for a better business and a brighter world.

Working at Virgin Media O2, you get a bumper reward package bursting with benefits, and loads of extras you can add if you’d like to. These are designed to support both you and your loved ones, making sure that you’re covered no matter what life throws your way.

Next steps

If we feel like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you as a person and your experience to date. Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a competency based interview with the Hiring Manager.

When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining the Virgin Media O2 family.


Company benefits

Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 14 weeks at full pay
Adoption leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Shared parental leave
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days
Open to part time work for some roles
Mental health platform access
Birthday off
Carer’s leave
Meditation space
Faith rooms
In office catering
Volunteer days
Employee discounts
Open to job sharing
Buy or sell annual leave
Cycle to work scheme
Life assurance
Financial coaching
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Virgin Media O2

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Flexible; Primary Locations Hammersmith & Reading

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023

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