Datafin Recruitment

Senior Data Scientist (Remote)

Job description

Senior Data Scientist (Remote) IT - Analyst, Data Management

Cape Town - Western Cape ~ Johannesburg - Gauteng ~ Durban - KwaZulu Natal ~ Remote


If you are enthusiastic about leading a dynamic team within the realm of data and technology, and if you thrive in a collaborative environment that prioritizes innovation and excellence, then this opportunity might be exactly what you've been searching for! As the Senior Data Scientist, you will have a pivotal role in shaping the company's data ecosystem, optimizing productivity, and driving excellence in product design, development, and deployment. Reporting directly to the CTO and working closely with cross-functional teams, you will lead a team of data experts, ensuring they align with the companys ambitious culture and work ethic. A Master's degree with a focus on data science or equivalent practical experience is required, while possessing multiple additional data-focused qualifications would be highly desirable. Technical proficiency in Python, R or Julia, cloud computing, web application frameworks, GIS, databases, machine learning, and BI tools is essential for this role.


  • Develop and execute a comprehensive data strategy aligned with business objectives.
  • Lead the Data Team in designing, re-designing, and developing products, methods, and tools.
  • Customise and deploy products, methods, and tools in various use-case environments.
  • Contribute to operational excellence, making strategic decisions to maximise ROI.
  • Lead the Data Team according to the companys aspirational culture, leadership brand, and work ethos.
  • Grow professionally and develop personal competence in a rapidly scaling organisation.


  • Master's degree with credits in data science or equivalent practical experience.
  • Multiple additional data-focused qualifications are highly desirable.
  • Technical skills in Python, R or Julia, cloud computing, web application frameworks, GIS, databases, machine learning, and BI tools.
  • In-depth knowledge of product development processes, leadership frameworks, and financial management.
  • Competencies in problem-solving, decision-making, organisational skills, and the ability to lead remote teams.
  • Experience in a technical development environment, product development, and deploying technical products.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with Notion, Slack, Microsoft, Google Suite, Toggl etc. would be an advantage.


  • Personal values aligned with the companys aspirational culture.
  • High ethical standards, integrity, and a strong desire for continuous learning and growth.
  • Commitment to ongoing performance improvement and coaching programmes.
  • Competencies in problem-solving, decision-making and organisational skills.

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