Junior Data Scientist – Johannesburg – up to R600k Per Annum

A publicly listed organisation well known for its excellent service delivery, diverse company offerings, and customer focused services at the core of its business is currently in need of a passionate Junior Data Scientist to join their data department, in their quest to upgrade their technology environment.

Job requirements:

  • Understand and interpret business requirements and translate them into analytical reporting solutions.
  • Develop actuarial / statistical models to enable data driven decision making.
  • Identify appropriate models / algorithms to mine large datasets and develop rich insights into member behaviour.
  • Employ advanced data analytics and machine learning techniques to detect fraudulent activity.
  • Identify key trends and interact with business to understand the impact of these trends and identify possible courses of action to mitigate / take advantage of the trends identified.
  • A solid understanding of relational databases and data flows between systems.
  • Ability to create dashboards, reports and data visualisation.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or similar
  • 3+ years’ experience in a data science role
  • Machine learning experience across multiple projects/ doing different types of projects / working on out-of-the ordinary problems
  • History of end-to-end project involvement
  • Proven history of innovation, delivering and problem solving
  • Lots of Python experience
  • Short-term insurance/financial experience beneficial
  • AWS experience beneficial


•          Python

•          R

•          SQL

•          SAS

•          Power BI

The Reference Number for this position is NG58089 which is a Permanent Hybrid position in Johannesburg offering a salary negotiable from R400k to R600k per annum CTC negotiable based on experience. E-mail Nokuthula on nokuthulag@e-Merge.co.za or call her for a chat on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.

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