Job description

THE ROLE

We are looking for a Data Scientist to harness vast amounts of data to optimize business results. He/she will exercise their knowledge of descriptive and multivariate statistical techniques and applications, and database analysis tools and techniques to develop strategic insights to drive business goals.

Data scientists are more excited about what they can learn with data, than they are about what is already known. The data scientist works hard at advancing the state-of-the-art in how data is applied to solve problems in our industry. They are also responsible for teaching data analysts and software engineers how to work effectively with vast quantities of data.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Tertiary degree, diploma or certificate in a related field (BSc Computer Science, B.IT or Informatics related degrees).
8 + years’ working experience as a Data Scientes or Data Analyst
Experience in data mining
Understanding of machine-learning and operations research
Knowledge of R, SQL and Python; familiarity with Scala, Java or C++ is an asset
Experience using business intelligence tools (e.g. Tableau) and data frameworks (e.g. Hadoop)
Analytical mind and business acumen
Strong math skills (e.g. statistics, algebra)
Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
Experience with very large datasets a must.
Extensive experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches.
Comfort manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources.

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