Data Scientist

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Employer: KingsleyIrons Recruitment Services


Our Client is one of SA’s best known Retail Companies, with a footprint across SA.   They require a business -minded, critical thinker who will work across the business to provide valuable insights for Strategic decision making purposes.


  •           A degree in a quantitative field such as Statistics, Math, Computer Science, Physics or Engineering
  •           2- 4 years’ experience in a Data Scientist, Software developer or Quantitative Analysis role working with some of these skills:

o    SQL, Relational DBMS and data modelling

o    Numerical packages like R, Python with SciPy, SPSS or SAS

o    Software development in backend stacks such as C#, C++ or Java

o    Advanced data analysis skills in Excel (e.g. data aggregation, visualisation and pivot tables)

o    Applied statistics or machine learning methods e.g. Neural Networks, Decision Trees, Time Series Analyses, Clustering

o    Optimisation Techniques e.g. Linear Programming, Genetic Algorithms, Simulated Annealing

o    Big Data processing platforms like Hadoop or Spark



  •           Drive decisions utilizing Cloud data warehouse technologies, advanced visualization and data science
  •             Extract & analyse historical data and maximise derived value through applying advanced models.
  •           Turn heaps of data into actionable insight and improved efficiency.
  •           Use Machine Learning and Optimisation techniques with data to improve processes
  •           Design tests to evaluate hypotheses
  •           Communicate insights, results and analyses
  •           Promote and facilitate data-driven business decisions


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