Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

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Cape Town, Western Cape

We are recruiting for an experienced and qualified DATA SCIENTIST.


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Mathematics/Statistics, Computer Science or similar
  • Masters Degree in Data Science, Advanced Analytics or similar highly beneficial
  • 3-5 years experience in Data Science or Analytics roles
  • Experience deploying models into production environments is beneficial
  • Experience in Retail industry is beneficial
  • Proficient with advanced methods for regression, optimisation, classification and unsupervised learning problems
  • Proficient at modelling algorithms in either R or Python
  • Proficient at gathering and wrangling big data sets from various sources including, SQL databases, cloud services, APIs, Excel/Google Sheets
  • Good communications skills with the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.
  • Eager to learn and stay up to date with industry trends
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong prioritisation skills
  • Ability to build good practical solutions quickly with iteration rather than big-bang perfect solutions

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Identify opportunities where data science methods will significantly improve the Merchant divisions performance in areas such as forecasting, promotions planning, scenario modelling, pricing, replenishment and assortment planning, amongst others.
  • Plan, prioritise and manage a roadmap of work that maximises value-add with limited time
  • Develop solutions according to the roadmap using appropriate methods, depending on the problem
  • Measure, report and continuously improve model performance
  • Work closely with the Analytics team to brainstorm, identify opportunities and guide the roadmap
  • Work closely with the BI team to produce consolidated, transformed data sets, where appropriate
  • Work closely with the Software Engineering and Machine Learning Engineering teams to deploy and maintain relevant models in our production environment, ensuring Engineering best practices are adhered to.
  • Communicate opportunities and solutions effectively to relevant stakeholders, from Software Engineers to Business Executives
  • Collaborate and share knowledge with the analytics teams across the company

Application process:

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