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Data Scientist

Data Scientist

Job Title: Data Scientist
Location: Gauteng
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Salary: 0.00
Reference: JN -022017-7635
Job Published: February 28, 2017 10:50

Job Description

Responsibilities & Duties
  • Work with consulting teams to understand business problems, translate them into data science projects and appropriately prioritize and execute.
  • Help to increase consulting staff’s knowledge of Advanced Analytics and Data Science.
  • Develop and/or implement tools for data acquisition, extraction, transformation, management, and manipulation of large and complex data sets.
  • Explore, model, mine, and experiment with data to answer critical business issues.
  • Support and train consulting teams in use of data and visualization tools to generate and communicate insights.
  • Train relevant AAG team members to support big data/data science initiatives.
  • Develop relationships with external data and analytics vendors and interact with as needed.
  • Keep abreast of new and current data science techniques and technologies.
 
Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in a quantitative discipline such as Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Econometrics or Information Sciences such as business analytics or informatics.
  • 6+ years’ experience in data mining, predictive modeling, machine learning, statistical modeling, large scale data acquisition, transformation, and cleaning, both structured and unstructured data.
  • Track record of leading and collaborating on strategic initiatives.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with people at all levels and with multi-office/region teams.
  • Proficiency in some combination of SQL, R, Python, Julia, Java, Scala.
  • Expertise in extracting and transforming large datasets; experience with ETL tools like Informatica, DataStage, Ab Initio, SSIS, Talend, and Pentaho desired.
  • Demonstrated experience with database technologies (e.g. Oracle, SAP, DB2, Teradata, MS SQL Server, Vertica, Greenplum, SAP HANA, MySQL)
  • Data modeling, data architecture, MDM, and data governance experience a plus.
  • Experience with NoSQL database technologies (e.g., MongoDB, Cassandra, CouchDB) a plus
  • Must thrive in a fast paced environment and be able to work independently.
  • Travel required
  • Strategic consulting experience a plus.
  • Experience with dashboards, business intelligence tools, and visualization solutions a plus.

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