Skill Farm

Junior Data Analyst - Johannesburg

Job description


What you will be doing:

Grow in knoweldge of latest tools and techniques with guidance from senior team members.

Able to query and pre-process (wrangle/munge) data.

Collaborates with senior data scientists/analysts/engineers to implement and deploy scalable solutions.

Implement and maintain ML models and algorithms that drive innovation throughout the organization.

Conduct self-development through researching best practices, conducting experiments, and collaborating with industry leaders.

Monitor and maintain models in production and re-train if necessary.

Support the achievement of the business strategy, objectives and values.

Stay abreast of developments in field of expertise.

Ensure personal growth and enable effectiveness in performance of roles and responsibilities.


  • MS/PhD in STEM or related technical discipline
  • 1-3 years' experience in a statistical and/or data science role
  • Cursory knowledge of machine learning, statistics, optimization or related field
  • Experience with R, Python, Matlab is required, programming in C, C++, Java
  • Experience working with large data sets, simulation/ optimization and distributed computing tools (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Gurobi, Arena, etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with strong desire to work in cross functional teams
  • Attitude to thrive in a fun, agile start-up like environment.

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