Principal Data Scientist

Location: Midrand, Gauteng

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Role Purpose:

The Big Data Analytics Lead delivers actionable insights through analyses of large structured and unstructured datasets from unrelated sources. They ensure the delivery of future predictions based on previous data patterns to provide solutions to business problems and requirements. The Big Data Analytics Lead influences business decisions using data science and statistical analysis through the wide ranges of data available to them, ensuring scalability in order to deliver the Big Data strategy and achieve business objectives. Typically reports to the Senior Big Data Analytics Manager.

Your responsibilities will include:

Develops and delivers key predictive models, statistical models and machine learning-based tools and supportssenior managers in the delivery of data science solutions for complex commercial requirements;
Ensures Big Data solutions comply with data privacy laws;
Provides deep technical analytical and data expertise to the business and other Data Scientists, using a widevariety of available data, to solve complex business problems;
Manages the delivery of key packages of work, to time, budget and legislation, in a collaborative manner to meetthe needs of business customers;
Monitors and optimizes performance of developed models by driving experiments, benchmarking, etc;
Uses a variety of datasets to test hypotheses, discover hidden relationships and provide actionable insights toVodafone’s businesses;
Uses data visualisation to engage audience in a compelling way, enabling effective storytelling;
Maintains strong relations and interacts closely with stakeholders across the business to advise and help solvecomplex problems;
Demonstrates strong communication skills, influencing the exchange of ideas and information in a concise andlogical way to reach the desired solutions;
Uses best practice knowledge to provide thought leadership that supports modelling techniques, algorithms andbeing able to tune, modify and implement changes to address different business problems / questions;
May provide informal guidance to junior members of the team.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

Data Modelling
Leading Organisation Culture and Change
Strategic Mindset
Data Visualisation
Data Analytics and Insights
Data Management and Transformation
AI - Deep and Machine Learning

Closing date for Applications: 30 May 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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