Data Scientist –Centurion– R500k up to R700k per annum

  • Posted on : 6/11/2024
  • Job Location : Centurion
  • Compensation : Highly attractive salary and package
  • Type : Permanent


A client growing rapidly with international ambitions developing multiple valuable products in the areas of supplier risk, customer risk, and third-party risk management are on a recruitment drive for a Data Scientist to apply data mining techniques and conduct statistical analysis to large, structured and unstructured data sets.


  • 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 Visualization
  • Modify rule-based scorecards, frameworks and algorithm tuning
  • Expose models and scorecards to other systems (API/Queue)
  • Schedule analytical activities (automation)
  • Ability to identify the most relevant modelling approach based on the type of problem and available data (Logistic regression, random forest, etc)
  • Ability to train and maintain models
  • 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)

Qualifications andamp; Experience:

  • A degree in either engineering, data science, statistics, computer science, or any other quantitative field
  • 5 - 7 years development experience in software and software engineering, financial services data processes, technical business intelligence.
  • 5 - 7 years experience of working with unstructured data (e.g., streams, images) Understanding of data flows, data architecture, ETL and processing of structured and unstructured data.
  • Advanced statistical/machine learning with applications in the financial technology sector.
  • Natural language processing.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement dimensional modelling methods (SCD, Fact Tables, Schemas, etc)
  • Experience with common data science toolkits, such as SAS, R, SPSS, etc
  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure and data principles. Project management experience
  • Experience with data visualisation tools, such as Power BI, Tableau, etc.

The Reference Number for this position is NG58375 which is a Permanent Hybrid position in Centurion offering a salary of up to R500k R700k CTC salary negotiable based on experience. E-mail Nokuthula