Senior Specialist Data Scientist

Location: Midrand, Gauteng

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Role Purpose

The Senior Data Scientist: International role based within Local Commercial Business Unit

Co-creating Advanced Machine Learning products that drive revenue, reduce cost, and increase customer experience.

Developing predictive models with large and varied datasets, working with a community of colleagues across Advanced Machine Learning, technology, and data and customer functions
Contributing to the wider community to enable an Advanced Machine Learning capability across Vodafone globally.

Your responsibilities will include:

Development of machine learning models for various areas of the business.
Development of prototype code for automated training and scoring of the machine learning models.
Uses data visualisation to engage the audience in a compelling way, enabling effective storytelling.
Work with the lead data scientist to deliver key packages of work to meet the needs of business customers.
Work with Lead Data Scientist IB markets to ensure group scale and benefit delivery for the IB markets

Key performance indicators:

Delivery of machine learning use cases against roadmap agreed with Lead Data Scientist
Adoption of machine learning use cases by IB markets
End to end ownership of the machine learning process

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

Expertise in data manipulation: use of structured data tools (e.g., SQL), & unstructured data tools and platforms (e.g., Spark)
Relevant experience in Data Science.
Proficiency in at least one relevant programming language: Python, Scala
Expertise in machine learning libraries (e.g., R, H2O) and multivariate techniques (e.g. k-means segmentation, multiple regression, factor analysis, time-series forecasting)

Must have technical / professional qualifications:

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in quantitative fields like Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Social Sciences, Data Journalism, or related fields

Closing date for Applications: 29 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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