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Principal Data Scientist – Randburg - R1,4 Mil pa

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Date Added 5 Dec 2018
Expiry Date 2 Jan 2019
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E-Merge IT Recruitment


ZAR1000000 - ZAR1400000 PA


Role details:
ONE of Africa’s LEADING entertainment businesses based in Randburg require a Principal level Data Scientist with advanced technical skills. Your role in short will be to identify opportunities to innovatively use data to provide strategic & operational insights to business. Identify new analytic trends/ data needs and repeatable analytic solutions.

This is an environment focusing on technology as a means to deliver core services; they are invested and believe in technology as the answer to business problems and therefore your role becomes a vital part of that cycle.

It’s time to enhance your career and join a company that encourages free and innovative thinking in terms of development modules, and work spans across platforms / technologies… The amount of exciting work that’s lined up is unbelievable! Apply Now!


• A minimum of 10 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
• Able to communicate their findings, orally and visually
• Have an understanding of how the products are developed and the ethical responsibilities associated with big data and customer privacy implications
• Able to program in different programming languages e.g. Python, R, Java, Ruby, Clojure, Matlab, Pig or SQL.
• Have an understanding of 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.


• Oversee the delivery of accurate and data
• Ensure effective data management approach that ensures accuracy of data
• Build effective corrective action mechanism on the analysed data and reports provided
• Follow the appropriate processes to ensure quick & correct action is taken in query resolution
• Anticipate and identify new analytic trends/ data needs and repeatable analytic solutions
• Identify opportunities to innovatively use data to provide strategic & operational insights to business


• Relevant tertiary qualification in Engineering or Computer Science

Reference Number for this position is GZ42233-2018 which is a permanent position based in Randburg offering a cost to company salary of R1,4 Mil pa negotiable on experience and ability. Contact Garth on garthz @ e-merge .co .za or call him on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.

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