Data Scientist

at Vodacom  

in Midrand, Gauteng
created 4 weeks ago
Expires 18 Sep
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Salary: Market Related cost to company incl benefits

Data Scientist Role based within Finance Business Unit.

The role of the Data Scientist is:

  • Co-creating Advanced Machine Learning products that drives revenue, reduce cost and increase customer experience.
  • Developing predictive models with large and varied datasets, working with a community of colleagues across Advanced Machine Learning, technology, and data and customer functions
  • Contributing to the wider community to enable an Advanced Machine Learning capability across Vodafone globally.

Your Responsibilities will include:

  • Development of machine learning models for various areas of the business on the Big Data Platform
  • Development of prototype code in e.g. PySpark for automated training and scoring of the machine learning models
  • Uses data visualisation to engage audience in a compelling way, enabling effective storytelling
  • Work with lead data scientist to deliver key packages of work to meet the needs of business customers
  • Works in partnership with Big Data Engineering for data ingestion to support use cases
  • Works in partnership with Big Data Production Data Engineering for model automation and productionising

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in quantitative fields like Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Social Sciences, Data Journalism, or related fields
  • Expertise in data manipulation: use of structured data tools (e.g., SQL), & unstructured data tools and platforms (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL)

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