Liyema Consulting Group

Data Scientist-AI Platform (Entry)

Job description


Join our dynamic IT Hub South Africa as a Data Scientist on the AI Platform team. You will leverage cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions in Cloud, Machine Learning, and NLP/NLU to drive impactful IT projects globally. Ideal candidates have strong problem-solving skills, excellent teamwork abilities, and a passion for AI and data analytics. ESSENTIAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong background in mathematics and good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Any additional responsibilities assigned in the Agile Working Model (AWM) Charter
  • Languages: C#, Python, SQL, PL/SQL
  • Scripting Languages: HTML, JavaScript, CSS, XML
  • Machine Learning: R, Python, SKLearn, PySpark
  • Cloud: MS Azure, AWS, EC2, S3, Sagemaker, Glue
  • Operating System: Windows, Linux, and Unix
  • BI/DWH/ETL Tools: Informatica 9.5/9.1/8.6, Tableau, Cognos
  • DBMS / RDBMS: Oracle 12c/11g, SQL Server 2014, DB2, Teradata 14/12, AWS Redshift
  • IDEs: Eclipse, Jupyter Notebooks, Microsoft Visual Studio, Spyder, TOAD, NetBeans, PL/SQL Developer, Putty, Squirrel SQL
  • Version Control: SVN, CVS, Git
  • Tools: ATC Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket, Github

Advantageous Skills Requirements

  • Problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work interdependently as well as independently and submit deliverables on time and with excellent quality
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing) with both technical and non-technical colleagues/users
  • Strong ability to understand and interpret business needs and requirements with an aptitude to move concepts through to proposal and successful implementation
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Above-board work ethics
  • Flexibility to take up different tasks in the project
  • Ability and willingness to coach and give training to fellow colleagues and users when required
  • Willing and able to travel internationally


  • BSc Hons Statistics/Informatics, Computer Science
  • B.Eng (Computer Science)


  • Cloud Management
  • Coordination between development and support environments
  • Translating and simplifying requirements
  • DevOps Experience
  • Managing projects/processes
  • Ability to develop within a specific sought-after programming language
  • Strong working knowledge with software development tools, techniques, and approaches used to build application solutions
  • Working knowledge with software development tools, techniques, and approaches used to build application solutions
  • Cloud computing technologies, Business drivers, and emerging computing trends
  • Very good knowledge and experience in NLP methods and customized NLU models.
  • NLP/NLU Technology Integration
  • Assisting with the business case
  • Experience with MSFT Bot Framework with Virtual Assistant is a plus

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