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Data Scientist / Data Analyst

Remote work:Remote work allowed optional
Company:E-Merge IT Recruitment

A leader in intelligent automation, offering specialised software and services to leverage advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence, is seeking a data scientist with a specialist skill set. The main purpose of the role is to create and facilitate appropriate access to data for key stakeholders and create visibility for the business, while thriving in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration, and high performance.
  • Ability to do routine data cleaning and analysis tasks
  • Identify patterns and correlations in data from which hypothesis can be build
  • Ability to turn data insights into practical actions resulting in improved results
  • Data visualisation
  • Change management mind-set, has to be able to adjust to different organizational levels
  • Ability to prioritise and run multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate at different levels of the organisation and report to senior audiences.
  • High standard of English proficiency in reading, writing and verbal communications.
  • Strong relationship management, negotiating and influencing
  • Ability to identify the most relevant modelling approach based on the type of problem and available data (Logistic regression, random forest, etc)
  • Data cleaning and pre-processing (size, data distribution, imputation, removing outliers, etc)
  • Ability to do feature engineering towards specific predictable targets (not just including raw data)
  • Experience in correctly applying model performance approaches in the context of the training approaches taken (classification models, confusion metrix, etc)
  • Performance approaches in the context of the training approaches taken (classification models, confusion metrix, etc)
Qualifications and experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree/hons in computer science/math/engineering/accounting
  • 3-5 years’ experience as a data scientist/data analyst.
  • Specialisation in T-SQL
  • Experience in automation of processes an advantage
  • Three years’ operating at a manager level.
  • Audit, especially big four audit firm experience will be an advantage
  • Ability to engage at a leadership level with local and global stakeholders.
  • Proven track record of attending OPSCO/EXCO/other forums and presenting at these
  • Excellent PowerPoint skills
The reference number for this position is NG59306 which is a permanent hybrid position in Johannesburg offering a salary of R800,000 up to R1.2mil per annum salary negotiable based on experience. E-mail Nokuthula on az.oc.egreM-e@galuhtukon or call her for a chat on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.

Are you ready for a change of scenery? E-Merge IT recruitment is a niche recruitment agency. We offer our candidates options so that we can successfully place the right people with the right companies, in the right roles. Check out the E-Merge IT website for more great positions.

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Posted on 18 Jun 12:02, Closing date 17 Aug


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