12/11/2020 - CareersMarcelo Versiani, aged 39, has been working at Vallourec for 11 years now, first in Brazil, and then in France where he recently joined Vallourec’s multicultural talent pool as a data scientist at VRCF (Vallourec Research Center France) in Aulnoye-Aymeries.
Hello Marcelo, how would you describe your career path?I was born in Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais in Brazil and studied at Belo Horizonte.
You moved to France in 2019, how has the experience of living abroad gone?It's been an incredible journey for me, both professionally and personally.
Learning how to cope with a new culture, learning a new language, getting to know other colleagues with different ways of thinking, and understanding better how the company works has been a great experience.Marcelo Versiani R&D Data Scientist
What is your current mission at Vallourec?Today, my mission is to help VRCF become a true center of excellence in data science, to develop projects in this area and to federate a community of data scientists.
What do you enjoy most in your job and what do you find the most difficult?In data science, depending on the subject you are working on, you may need to become familiar with a variety of areas like production, metallurgy, marketing or sales. So you have to remain open-minded and curious. You can’t just rely on your basic knowledge.
What is the aim of the data science community you are developing?In this worldwide community of nearly 200 people, everyone has a piece of the puzzle. Our goal is to put all these pieces together and show the entire company all the benefits of this science for our business so that everyone can embrace it.
What advice would you give to a young graduate considering a career in data science?Data is going to be more and more present in our daily lives and if you're looking for something that's on the cutting edge, something attractive for the job market and that's going to grow in the future, it's a very good choice!