Location: Waterfall, KwaZulu-Natal

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Job Description:

PSG is searching for a strategic and inquisitive Senior Data Scientist to join our Data Management team. The individual will be responsible for developing and running data-centric projects and will provide advanced expertise on statistical and mathematical concepts.


  • Formulating, suggesting, and managing data-driven projects which are geared at furthering the business's interests.
  • Identifying opportunities to innovatively use data to provide strategic and operational insights to business.
  • Working with stakeholders throughout the organisation to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions.
  • Coordinating with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes.
  • Developing custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets.
  • Ensuring an effective data management approach that ensures the accuracy of data.
  • Selecting and employing advanced statistical procedures to obtain actionable insights.
  • Cross-validating models to ensure their generalizability.
  • Producing and disseminating non-technical reports that detail the successes and limitations of each project.
  • Following the appropriate processes to ensure quick and correct action is taken in query resolution.
  • Anticipating and identifying new analytic trends/data needs and repeatable analytical solutions.
  • Collating and cleaning data from various entities for later use by Junior Data Scientists.
  • Delegating tasks to Junior Data Scientists to realize the successful completion of projects.
  • Monitoring the performance of Junior Data Scientists and providing them with practical guidance, as needed.

Minimum requirements:

  • Doctorate/Hons/ degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or relevant field.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role.
  • Solid experience in Python.
  • In-depth understanding of SQL.
  • Competent in machine learning principles and techniques.
  • Demonstrable history of devising and overseeing data-centric projects.
  • Ability to relay insights in layman's terms, such that these can be used to inform business decisions.
  • Outstanding supervision and mentorship abilities.
  • Capacity to foster a healthy, stimulating work environment that frequently harnesses teamwork.
  • Compliance with prevailing ethical standards.

Advantageous requirements:

  • Cloud computing competencies beneficial
  • Big data concepts

Skills/ Competencies:

  • Development
  • Analysis
  • Analytics
  • Team alignment
  • Time management

Please forward CV to or by no later than 15 February 2021.

Please note that if no feedback is received within 3 weeks after submitting your application, that you have not been short listed for this position.

PSG commitment to transform and embrace diversity is what drives us to achieve a diverse workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce. In achieving our employment equity goals, we give preference to applicants from designated groups and we encourage people with disabilities to apply.

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