Sifiso Mthombeni
August 28, 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa
Job Type


Big 4 bank located in Jhb North seeking Data scientist Specialist to tackle complex, new development work in a cutting-edge tech environment. Be part of a dynamically fluid environment with a salary of up to R1M CTC with awesome perks like car and home loan.

Requirements and Skills:


  • Experience in Research Methodologies: Scientific Reasoning.
  • 7+ years practical experience with SAS, ETL, Data Processing, Database Programming and Data Analytics. SAS is a non-negotiable.
  • Extensive background in Data Mining and Statistical Analysis.
  • Able to understand various data structures and common methods in data transformation- coupled with 3-4 years of working experience
  • Excellent Pattern Recognition and Predictive Modelling skills: 3-4 years of experience:
  • Experience with Python, R, NumPy etc
  • Understanding and experience of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naïve Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc
  •  Proficiency in using query languages such as yek-NN, Naïve Bas, SVM, Decision Forests.
  • Good applied Statistics skills, such as distributions, Statistical Testing, Regression etc
  • Good Scripting and Programming skills.
  •  Data Orientated personality.
  • Great communication skills
  • Some understanding of the Agile methodology be a self-starter, willing to work flexibly and long hours, results driven and focussed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Research and develop statistical learning models for data analysis, includes but not limited to the selection of features, building and optimising classifiers using machine learning and other techniques;
  • Data mining;
  • Processing, cleansing and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Presentation of results in a clear manner for business:
  • Collaborate with product management to understand needs and devise possible solutions- review and analyse existing business requirements:
  • Communicate results and ideas to key decision makers:

Reference Number for this position is JP42197 which is a permanent position based in Johannesburg offering a salary of R1mil per annum cost to company. Contact Sifiso at  or call me on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.

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