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Principal BI and Analytics

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Our client, a leading video entertainment organisation, is currently seeking an individual to assume the role of Principal BI and Analytics. The successful incumbent will be responsible for identifying and assessing the potential of new and existing tools, techniques and technologies to enable the delivery of deeper and quicker insights to the organisation.


  • Remain abreast of current and emerging trends regarding Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of the key features, advances and challenges of these trends.
  • Identify opportunities of where these trends could add value to the business follow the necessary processes to assess new tools, technologies and techniques.
  • Implement and test trial versions of products and solutions to demonstrate the ability, potential and shortfalls of such.
  • Conduct POC’s where necessary to evaluate various options.
  • Produce conceptual designs outlining the alternatives, advantages, disadvantages and provide recommendations upon such work with data engineers, information specialists, business analytics principals and Senior Data Scientists to uncover opportunities to produce deeper business insights faster.
  • Work with vendors to arrange demonstrations, gain product knowledge and partake in assessments Define specific and relevant POC Assessment Criteria with reference to best practices, industry standards, Gartner etc.
  • Manage the assessments in a consistent and fair manner.
  • Follow the relevant procurement processes and policies.
  • Liaise with EBS and CII Technology Enablement and Data Governance to procure the necessary hardware and gain the relevant access to systems to conduct assessment.


  • Degree in Business and Quantitative field (Econometrics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Computer Science with emphasis in Statistics).
  • A minimum of 8-10 years of relevant BI, Analytics, Machine Learning and AI experience.
  • Exposure to variety of different analytical tools, techniques and technologies with a deep understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Able to communicate assessment findings.
  • Understand the ethical responsibilities associated with customer privacy.
  • Understand how to ingest and integrate data from a variety of types and sources in both batch and real-time, on-premise and in-cloud.
  • Able to program in different programming languages e.g. Python, R, Java, or SQL.
  • Understand Hadoop, Hive and/or MapReduce etc.
  • Proficiency working with visualisation tools e.g. R Shiny, Tableau etc.
  • Have an in-depth understanding of a Modern Analytics and BI data warehouse.
  • Have an in-depth understanding of augmented analytics.
  • BI and Analytics Architecture (including Big Data).

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