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  • Description

  • An innovative and leading financial services group listed on the JSE is currently looking for a Lead Data Scientist to join their phenomenal team.

    This role will require an individual who will be responsible for the development and hands on implementation of the data analytics strategy, which will include data preparation and exploration, building machine learning models, deploying the solutions, and maintaining them thereafter.

    The ideal candidate is one who can lead a data science team and is able to engineer cloud-first solutions in the Amazon Web Services cloud, with specific emphasis on services related to the hosting of analytical solutions.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Computer Science or Information Systems

    • Good programming skills in both Python and SQL.

    • A relevant background and practical experience in machine learning and advanced analytics, beyond tutorials and trivial problems.

    • An understanding of the software development process, with proficiency in Git for version control and build & deployment pipelines in GitLab.

    • An ability to create reports and dashboards to communicate data & analysis results, using a variety of technologies, such as Microsoft Power BI.


    • Develop the data analytics strategy:

    • Consider industry & technology trends as applicable.

    • Continuously refine the data analytics strategy.

    • Engage with stakeholders.

    • Implement the data analytics strategy:

    • Collaborate with data engineers on data ingestion & processing for the purpose of analytics.

    • Explore analytical opportunities, and thereafter build, deploy, and maintain these solutions.

    • Develop analytical reports and dashboards for consumption.

    • Lead a team on a technical front in support hereof.

    Reference Number for this position is NN53591 which is a permanent position based in Centurion offering a cost to company salary of up to R1,1m per annum negotiable on experience and ability. Contact Nigel on ****** or call him on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.

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  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Diploma /Bachelor's/ N6
  • Years of experience: 7
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No
  • People with disabilities: Yes

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Job summary

  • Lead Data Scientist Centurion up to R1,1m per annum

  • City of Tshwane, Gauteng

  • Company

    e-Merge IT Recruitment
  • Type of contract

    Permanent contract

  • Work type

    Full Time

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