SENIOR DATA SCIENTIST

  • Permanent
  • Ref #407316TJ
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Africa
  • Information & Communications Technology, Other
Employer Description

Our client, develops and implements sustainable and integrated health information systems that empower communities, health workers and decision makers to improve the coverage, quality and efficiency of health services.

Job Description

  • Advanced skills in wrangling and transforming data to perform meaningful analyses
  • Advanced skills in data visualization and interpretation and effectively communicating results and findings.
  • Advanced skills in the application of statistical methods to draw scientific conclusions from data
  • Experience with statistical modelling and machine learning technologies
  • Experience in applying methods for big data to reveal patterns, trends, and associations
  • Experience with data management and analytics software and coding
  • Strong ability to design, build and manage data pipelines for data structures encompassing data transformation, data models, schema’s, metadata and workload management.
  • The ability to work with both IT and business in integrating analytics and data science output into business processes and workflows.
  • Basic experience in working with message queuing technologies

Qualifications

  • Relevant Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Computer Science or Informatics
  • Honours degree
  • Specific qualification in Data Science

Skills

  • Minimum 10 years' experience in the field of technology and information management
  • Minimum 5 years' experience working with Data Science technologies, such as predictive analytics, machine learning and neural networks
  • Strong experience with advanced analytics tools for object-oriented/object function scripting using languages such as R, Python, Java etc.
  • Strong experience with popular database programming languages including SQL for relational databases.
  • Strong experience working with large, heterogeneous datasets in building and optimising data pipelines, pipeline architectures, and integrated datasets using traditional data integration technologies. These should include ETL/ELT, data replication/CDC, Strong experience working with and optimising existing ETL processes, data integration and data preparation flows and helping to move them in production.
  • Basic experience working with popular data discovery, analytics and BI software tools like Tableau, PowerBI etc., for semantic-layer-based data discovery.

Salary / Package

R700 000 - R850 000 CTC