Lead Data Scientist Ezgi finds appreciation of his work important – “It’s easier and more fun to work for a data-driven company”
Ultimately, Lead Data Scientist Ezgi Ozan, who started at DNA in the spring, was convinced that he was in the right place when he met his new teammates.
That’s when he realised that everyone was on the same page about the direction things should be taken to and what the expectations for the other team members were.
“Data and data analysis play an important role in DNA’s operations. I can really see how much my work is appreciated when a model I have created enters production or a forecast is taken into account in decision-making, which is to say, when the fruit of my labour is actually put to good use by other people,” says Ezgi.
Ezgi works as a sort of internal consultant, assisting other teams. If required, he will fix or build various kinds of machine learning or AI models.
The models are linked to, e.g. recommendations on DNA TV or website user experience. Together with his team, Ezgi tries to predict the types of issues customers may encounter and whether it is possible to prevent them.
Because DNA is an operator, its data is extremely sensitive.
“That’s why it’s important that we respect the privacy of our customers and remember that we’re collecting data solely to improve the customer experience,” says Ezgi.
When it comes to the corporate culture, Ezgi has noticed a built-in passion for self-development, taking responsibility and personal contribution.
“If I try to solve a problem on my own, my colleagues are only too happy to help. It is also helpful with projects that everyone has a pretty realistic idea of what we’re doing and what is possible in terms of data. That enables us to introduce our own solutions.”
Ezgi also appreciates DNA’s well-organized opportunities for working remotely and family-friendliness that make daily life easier.