Michelle Hiestermann
March 19, 2019
Sandton, South Africa
Job Type


A new opportunity has presented itself at one of the major broadcasting and media houses in the country. They require a Principal Data Scientist to join their energetic team. Candidates needs to Code using R and Python and need to do the Data Extraction and Data Cleaning themselves. Consulting experience is a must have.


  • Post Graduate Degree in Business and Quantitative field (Econometrics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Computer Science with emphasis in Statistics)
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant data experience and experience building segmentation and propensity models
  • Statistical, mathematical, predictive modelling, forecasting and business strategy skills
  • 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.
  • Consulting experience


  • To identify opportunities to innovatively use data to provide strategic & operational insights to business.
  • Identify new analytic trends/ data needs and repeatable analytic solutions.

Reference Number for this position is MH42233  which is a permanent role based in Johannesburg, offering up to R1.5mill per annum based on experience, skillset and current level. Contact michelle on michelle@e-merge.co.za, at www . e-merge . co . za or call her on 011 463 3633

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