Data Scientist

Data Scientist

IT
KZN
Data Scientist
A data driven professional with programming skills and business acumen required for our client in Durban.
 
    • Extract & analyse historical data and maximise derived value through applying advanced models.
    • Using Machine Learning and Optimisation techniques to our data with the ultimate aim of improving our processes
    • Design tests to evaluate hypotheses
    • Communicate insights, results and analyses to stakeholders
    • Promote and facilitate data-driven business decisions
 
Requirements:
    • A degree in a quantitative field such as Statistics, Math, Computer Science, Physics or Engineering
    • 2- 4 years’ experience in either a data science, software dev or quantitative analysis role working with some of these skills:
        • SQL, Relational DBMS and data modelling
        • Numerical packages like R, Python with SciPy, SPSS or SAS
        • Software development in backend stacks such as C#, C++ or Java
        • Advanced data analysis skills in Excel (e.g. data aggregation, visualisation and pivot tables)
        • Applied statistics or machine learning methods e.g. Neural Networks, Decision Trees, Time Series Analyses, Clustering
        • Optimisation Techniques e.g. Linear Programming, Genetic Algorithms, Simulated Annealing
        • Big Data processing platforms like Hadoop or Spark