Principal Specialist Data Scientist

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Location: Midrand, Gauteng

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Role Purpose

The Principal Specialist Data Scientist based within Local Customer Business Unit.


Vodacom is a Leading African Mobile communication company providing wider range of communication services including mobile voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 60 million customers. From our roots in South Africa, we have grown our mobile network business to include operations in Tanzania, DRC, Mozambique and Lesotho. The mobile networks cover a total population of approximately 200 million people. Through Vodacom Business Africa (VBA) we also offer business managed services to enterprises in over 40 countries across the continent. Vodafone is the majority shareholder of Vodacom and has a 65% share.

We’re at our best when we lead and over the past 20 years, as the Company that pioneered mobile in South Africa, Vodacom has achieved a remarkable list of firsts. We’re immensely proud to be a leader in our field and are 100% committed to continue trailblazing.
We employ individuals who are as passionate about customers as we are. We are truly Customer Obsessed which means that we are passionate about exceeding customer expectations; work relentlessly to really understand the customer; look at decisions through the customers eyes and take personal accountability for the customer experience.


Your responsibilities will include:

Works in partnership with Technology and local BI and analytics teams to agree on pragmatic means of data provision to support use cases
Contributes to the development of self and others across the global analytics community, ensuring Advanced Analytics is always evolving and at the cutting edge
Professional and/or academic experience in Big Data analytics & deployment of models and algorithms to solve real- world problems (with deep statistical modelling expertise)
Experience manipulating and analysing large and complex datasets
Experience in visualisation, creating graphical static and interactive displays of data that clearly communicate insight (preferred)

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

Bachelors or Masters Degree in quantitative fields like Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Social Sciences, Data Journalism, or related fields
A minimum of 5 to 8 years’ experience in the following:
Expertise in data manipulation: use of structured data tools (e.g., SQL), & unstructured data tools and platforms (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL)
Proficiency in at least one relevant programming language: Python, Scala, MapReduce, Mahout, Java, C++
Expertise in major statistical modelling software packages (e.g., R, SAS) and multivariate techniques (e.g. k-means segmentation, multiple regression, factor analysis, time-series forecasting)
Experience in digital data sets, e.g., social listening, social network analysis)
Familiarity with visualisation tools (e.g. Tableau, Qlik, D3)
Exposure/interest in machine learning


Closing date for Applications: 30 March 2021


The base location for this role is, Midrand, Vodacom Campus
The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.
Vodacom is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion.

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