Biomedical Engineer / Data Scientist

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

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Our client is a health company that is transforming people’s lives by giving them actionable health recommendations based on their DNA. They combine industry-leading genetic testing, advanced nutrigenomic education, and a global community of like-minded accredited health practitioners to help people understand their body and live a longer, healthier and better life.

They have an exciting opportunity available for a data scientist/product development engineer who is a self-starter, excellent at getting things done, and not afraid to try new things! They require skills in cloud development and time-series data processing and machine learning that will take their product to the next level. You will work as part of a dynamic and diverse team that consists of geneticists, product owners, scientists, and engineers. The team is at the cusp of expanding a product to millions of users.

They work in a fast-paced start-up environment and will require someone who thrives on solving problems quickly and are highly adaptable to change. They need someone with a can-do attitude that will contribute to the momentum that they currently have in the team. Their focus is the application of knowledge and skills that will ultimately improve the quality of their users’ lives.

What kind of stuff will you be doing:

  • Analysing biological time series/signals and developing real-time algorithms to extract relevant biological metrics
  • Building biologically driven predictive models based on extracted metrics
  • Integrate with existing API’s to extract relevant information
  • Implementing and testing models locally, and possibly integrate with cloud infrastructure
  • Integrate algorithms with mobile and web application layers
  • Form part of a dynamic team that solves problems using lean methodologies


  • Honours level degree in Engineering, Statistics or Biological Sciences
  • Preferably Masters
  • 3 – 7 years’ experience

REQUIRED SKILLS (A subset of the below):
So, here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Experience in data science, machine learning, or biological signal processing
  • Experience with serverless architecture (AWS preferably)
  • We are interested in individuals with a strong background in software development – preferably (but not exclusively) within the field of biology
  • Strong programming capabilities, specifically Python
  • Agile development experience

Please submit your CV to When applying, please include the job title in the subject line. Only suitably qualified/shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks of submission, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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