Data Scientist

Data Science

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  • Experience5+ Years
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Data Scientist

Data ScienceGauteng

A leader in the Financial Services arena is looking for a Data Scientist to be based in Johannesburg.

This role provides an exciting opportunity to roll out a new strategic initiative within the firms Data Science Applications Operations. The core team Information Analyst serves as a business analysis and technical information expert with responsibility for the performing in-depth technical data and minor programmatic data and systems investigations of various data sources across the organisation. The roles require experience working with technical languages and underlying technologies. This will involve supporting technical development teams with defining technical requirements and performing technical testing and verification of features and functionality. Working with data and being able to run technical querying and basic code analysis is essential for this role.

The incumbent will have the opportunity of working directly across the firm with developers, operations staff, data scientists, architects and business constituents to develop and enhance the big data service.

  • Strong background data analysis and querying with a variety of tools and languages
  • Critical and analytical thinking is required
  • Be comfortable to perform data querying with at least SQL or similar
  • Understand database concepts
  • Understand basic data modelling concepts
  • Strong analysis and troubleshooting skills
  • Worked in highly technical and dynamic environments where detail and quality is encouraged and required
  • Self-starter who is excited about learning new technology
  • Researching and remaining current on data technology and industry trends and innovations
  • Bonus: Basic knowledge of Bigdata (any one of the following Hadoop/Kafka/NOSQL) and technologies is highly beneficial but not required
  • Bonus: Be able to read at least 1 formal typed programming language
Skills
  • SQL
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Modelling
  • Hadoop
  • Kafka
  • NoSQL
Requirements
  • Education Tertiary Degree
  • Experience 5+ Years

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