Apply for Job

Senior Data Scientist

Vacancy Details

Reference No.



A prominent player in the entertainment industry is currently seeking an individual to assume the role of Senior Data Scientist. The successful incumbent will be responsible for identifying opportunities to innovatively use data to provide strategic and operational insights to the organisation.


  • Oversee the delivery of accurate data.
  • Ensure corrective action on the analysed data and reports provided.
  • Anticipate and identify new analytic trends / data needs and repeatable analytic solutions.
  • Provide Budgetary and Forecasting Support to the business.
  • Provide Direction to the business for Business Opportunities and Key Saving Initiatives.
  • Work with data engineers on the data formulation process which may include identification of attributes, exploratory data analysis, data transformation and temporal layouts.
  • Work with key stakeholders to generate hypotheses and create analytic models that answer impactful business questions.
  • Provide Comprehensive Answers to Executive Level Business Questions.
  • Conduct deep dives and prepare Executive level quality presentations.
  • Lead the data discovery and innovation processes, identifying potential big-data driven solutions and initiatives.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in the review of data sources, decoding data inconsistencies, and provide business logic for initiating data discovery.
  • Identify new data sources and evaluate emerging technologies for data discovery usage.
  • Implement data formulation process, including identification of attributes, exploratory data analysis, data transformation, and temporal data structures.
  • Create analytical datasets from large data sources (multi-Terabyte/Hadoop) through the development of highly-efficient reusable code structures.
  • Perform hands-on text, quantitative, statistical, financial and operational analysis.
  • Apply best available practices for artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  • Use data and advanced statistical methods to generate new business insights.


  • Degree in Business and Quantitative field (Econometrics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Computer Science with emphasis in Statistics).
  • A minimum of 5 - 8 years of relevant data experience and experience building segmentation and propensity models.
  • Statistical, mathematical, predictive modelling, forecasting and business strategy skills.
  • Able to build the necessary algorithms to ask the right questions and find the right answers.
  • Understand how the products are developed and the ethical responsibilities associated with big data and customer privacy implications.
  • Understand how to integrate multiple systems and data sets - need to be able to link and mash up distinctive data sets to discover new insights.
  • Able to program in different programming languages e.g. Python, R, Java, Ruby, Clojure, Matlab, Pig or SQL.
  • Understand Hadoop, Hive and/or MapReduce etc.
  • Experience with Machine Learning and AI is an added advantage.
  • Proficiency working with visualisation tools e.g. R Shiny, Tableau etc.

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

Position Type


Work Level



Market Related



Salary Type



Cost To Company

Affirmative Action


Geographic Location

Gauteng - JHB North