Michelle Hiestermann
March 26, 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa
Job Type


The country’s largest media and broadcasting house is looking for innovative, driven Data Scientists to join their team. The roles focus is to design, develop, maintain and support projects using a variety of Big Data/Data Science technologies. Great company culture and benefits on offer.


  • Knowledge and experience building massively scalable systems
  • Knowledge and experience working with high volumes of data (beneficial)
  • Knowledge of SCRUM and Agile methodologies (beneficial)4+ years practical experience with SAS, ETL, data processing, database programming and data analytics. SAS is a non-negotiable.


  • Required: Java, Python, HTML, JavaScript, Linux shell scripting
  • Beneficial: NodeJS


  • Required: MSSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Cassandra
  • Beneficial: HDFS, Hadoop, Hbase


  • Required: Data Science, AI & ML experience
  • Required: Experience with common data science toolkits, such as R, Weka, NumPy, MatLab, etc.
  • Required: Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc.
  • Beneficial: Experience with data visualization tools, such as D3.js, GGplot, etc.
  • Beneficial: Tensorflow, Keras, Spark, Mahout, Storm, Docker, third party Analytics platforms


  • Selecting features, building and optimizing classifiers using machine learning techniques
  • Data mining using state-of-the-art methods
  • Extending company’s data with third party sources of information when needed
  • Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems
  • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner
  • Creating automated anomaly detection systems and constant tracking of its performance
  • Developing real-time reports, dashboards and visualizations

Reference Number for this position is MH42093 which is a permanent role based in Johannesburg North, offering up to R960k 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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