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Data Scientist

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Our client, an eminent video entertainment organisation, is currently seeking an individual to assume the role of Data Scientist. The successful incumbent will be responsible for designing, developing, maintaining and supporting various organisational projects by using a variety of big data and data science technologies.


  • Select features, build and optimise classifiers using machine learning techniques.
  • Conduct data mining using state-of-the-art methods.
  • Extend the company’s data with third party sources of information when needed.
  • Enhance data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems.
  • Process, cleans, and verify the integrity of data used for analysis.
  • Conduct ad-hoc analysis and present results in a clear manner.
  • Create automated anomaly detection systems and constant tracking of its performance.
  • Develop real-time reports, dashboards and visualisations.


  • BSc Computer Science / Engineering is mandatory. Honors, master’s or doctoral degree
  • 4 – 5 years’ experience in a comparable environment
  • Experience in reporting and presentation to senior and executive management
  • Very strong analytical, communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Java, Python, HTML, JavaScript, Linux shell scripting (required)
  • NodeJS
  • MSSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Cassandra (required)
  • HDFS, Hadoop, Hbase
  • Data Science, AI and ML experience (required)
  • Experience with common data science toolkits, such as R, Weka, NumPy, MatLab (required)
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests (required)
  • Experience with data visualisation tools, such as D3.js, GGplot
  • Tensorflow, Keras, Spark, Mahout, Storm, Docker, third party Analytics platforms
  • Strong core Java skills
  • Strong Linux skills
  • Knowledge and experience building massively scalable systems
  • Knowledge and experience working with high volumes of data
  • Knowledge of SCRUM and Agile methodologies

Kindly note, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of your application please consider it unsuccessful.

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Gauteng - JHB North