Garth Zoutendyk
    Published
    March 18, 2019
    Location
    Randburg, South Africa
    Category
    Job Type

    Description

    ONE of Africa’s largest Entertainment business’s require a Senior Data Scientist with advanced technical skills. The opportunity will allow to identify opportunities to innovatively use data to provide strategic & operational insights to business. Identify new analytic trends/ data needs and repeatable analytic solutions.

    This is an environment focusing on technology as a means to deliver core services; they are invested and believe in technology as the answer to business problems and therefore your role becomes a vital part of that cycle. 

    It’s time to enhance your career and join a company that encourages free and innovative thinking in terms of development modules, and work spans across platforms / technologies… The amount of exciting work that’s lined up is unbelievable! Apply Now!

    Requirements:

    • A minimum of 7 years of relevant data experience and experience building segmentation and propensity models
    • Statistical, mathematical, predictive modelling, forecasting and business strategy skills
    • Able to build the necessary algorithms to ask the right questions and find the right answers
    • Able to communicate their findings, orally and visually
    • Have an understanding of how the products are developed and the ethical responsibilities associated with big data and customer privacy implications
    • Able to program in different programming languages e.g. Python, R, Java, Ruby, Clojure, Matlab, Pig or SQL.
    • Have an understanding of Hadoop, Hive and/or MapReduce etc.
    • Experience with Machine Learning and AI is an added advantage
    • Proficiency working with visualisation tools e.g. R Shiny, Tableau etc.

    Responsibilities:

    • Oversee the delivery of accurate and data
    • Ensure effective data management approach that ensures accuracy of data
    • Build effective corrective action mechanism on the analysed data and reports provided
    • Follow the appropriate processes to ensure quick & correct action is taken in query resolution
    • Anticipate and identify new analytic trends/ data needs and repeatable analytic solutions
    • Identify opportunities to innovatively use data to provide strategic & operational insights to business

    Qualifications

    • Relevant tertiary qualification in Engineering or Computer Science

    Reference Number for this position is GZ42233A which is a permanent position based in Randburg offering a cost to company salary of R1,2 Mil pa negotiable on experience and ability. Contact Garth on garthz@e-merge.co.za or call him on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.

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