Principal Data Scientist

Principal Data Scientist

Remuneration: R1200000 – R1500000 per year Cost to company 
Location: Johannesburg
Type: Permanent
Reference: #MH42233
Company: E-Merge IT Recruitment


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 need to code using R and Python and need to do the data extraction and data cleaning themselves. Consulting experience is a must-have.

Requirements:
  • Postgraduate degree in business and quantitative field (econometrics, mathematics, statistics, or computer science with an 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
Responsibilities:
  • To identify opportunities to innovatively use data to provide strategic and operational insights to business
  • Identify new analytics 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 R1.5m per annum based on experience, skillset and current level. Contact Michelle on [email protected] or call her on 011 463 3633 

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Posted on 20 Oct 10:57

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Michelle Hiestermann Cooper
[email protected]
+27 11 463 3633



e-Merge is a service orientated, boutique agency working in specific technology verticals. We only recruit within our specialised fields, assuring both client and candidate of expert attention, knowledge and advice.
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