Lead Data Scientist – Centurion – up to R1.1m per annum

Looking to work for one of South Africa’s trusted financial services firms that is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange? Be part of the winning team as they are currently looking for a Lead Data Scientist to.

The candidate will be responsible for the development and hands-on implementation of the data analytics strategy. This includes data preparation and exploration, building machine learning models, deploying the solutions, and maintaining them thereafter.

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  • Degree in Computer Science
  • 6-7 years commercial experience          
  • Python
  • AWS
  • SQL
  • GitLab
  • Microsoft Power BI


  • Develop the data analytics strategy
  • Consider industry and technology trends as applicable
  • Continuously refine the data analytics strategy
  • Engage with stakeholders
  • Implement the data analytics strategy:
  • Collaborate with data engineers on data ingestion & processing for the purpose of analytics
  • Explore analytical opportunities, and thereafter build, deploy, and maintain these solutions
  • Develop analytical reports and dashboards for consumption
  • Lead a team on a technical front in support hereof
  • Good programming skills in both Python and SQL
  • An ability to engineer cloud-first solutions in the Amazon Web Services cloud, with specific emphasis on services related to the hosting of analytical solutions
  • An ability to lead a data science team

Reference Number for this position is NN53591 which is a permanent position based in Centurion offering a cost to company salary of up to R1.1m per annum negotiable on experience and ability. Contact Nigel on nigeln@e-merge.co.za or call him on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.

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