Junior Data Scientists and Data Engineers jhb

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Date Posted: 07-02-2018
Calling All Aspiring Data Scientists and Data Engineers!
Are you a recent STEM graduate looking to break into the growing field of data science in a team and company that are growing rapidly? As a member of our Big Data Science team, you’ll be given the inside track to developing real applications from one of the largest, most diverse and most up-to-date data stores in South Africa. Importantly, we won’t waste your skills just making routine dashboards! Our team are expected to develop practical and disruptive solutions to take our business’ to the next level. Though we have rules to follow, we actively avoid being bogged down by red tape so we can test solutions quickly, find what works and deliver real value. We also aim to get our team skilled and active across the entire environment so that we are not pigeonholed to single tasks, and become better by understanding the whole of the data, techniques and environment.

Package offered
Starting annual CTC of R 325,000.00, including 13th cheque, Medical Aid, options for provident funds and retirement annuities. Offer will scale with relevant experience and candidate fit to more senior positions.

Who is Our Client ?
Our Client is the authority in facilitating mobile commerce in South Africa. If you’ve bought airtime or electricity at a shop or on an app – you’ve used our technology. Just some of our services include; prepaid electricity aggregation and distribution, ticketing (TicketPro), bulk messaging and USSD management, SIM card distribution, handset and tablet distribution, lead generation and direct marketing, and call centres. Our client is a fast-paced company with the heart of entrepreneurs: we prioritise multi-disciplined career development and a culture of ambition, grit and learning.

You get!
  • Access to the best resources and budget to help you do your job well
  • Direct C-suit level backing to the importance of big data and data science
  • An environment that encourages independent thought – you dictate how you solve a problem
  • Opportunity to direct the future of the team and the technology we use
  • Freedom to use the open-source technology and method of your choice
  • A company that supports your growth through formal and informal education
  • The ability to make a direct impact on current business and influence future business in a dynamic team that is growing rapidly
  • Access to one of the most diverse and extensive data sets in the country from across industries
  • Opportunity for career growth in a growing team and company
  • Flat team structure who are focussed on delivery and tangible results for business
What we’re looking for:
Self-starting STEM graduates with at least an Honours or equivalent level of training. You are a dynamic and resourceful thinker who prioritises staying abreast of developments in the field. You need to have a passion for continuously learning new skills and capabilities, a flexible outlook and a drive to find a way to deliver solutions that can revolutionize modern business.
Mandatory capabilities:
  • Python or R
  • Comfortable in a *nix & terminal environment
  • Resourceful, engaged and comfortable being data led (not having every step laid out for you)
Some experience with either:
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining
Bonus Skills in order of importance:
  • Apache Spark
  • SQL
  • Automated data pipeline
  • Non-relational Databases
  • AWS
  • H2O ML
  • Sklearn
  • Telecoms domain knowledge
  • Familiarity with software engineering practices
  • Version Control
  • Docker
  • Conda
  • Virtual Machines
  • Apache HIVE
  • Apache HDFS
  • Worked with Jupyter or Zeppelin notebook
  • Tableau, MapD or similar
  • Networking
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