Principal Data Scientist – Johannesburg South – up to R1.6M Per annum

Are you a data scientist, a definite subject matter expert in your field with excellent execution capabilities a logical thinker who has mastered self. A client is looking for a Principal Data Scientist to join their team, to lead projects, provide support and mentorship to the team as well as drive critical value-adding business decisions.


  • Lead research and development efforts in the advancement of new data science techniques and tools for relevant applications.
  • Strong capabilities in forging strong relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders to understand business needs.
  • Develop data science products in a way that maximises user buy-in.
  • Prepare and analyse large data sets in order to apply appropriate data science techniques (statistics/simulation / optimisation/machine learning, etc.)
  • Translate business questions and opportunities into specific quantitative questions that can be answered with available data using appropriate data science techniques.
  • Ability to execute a strategy/project or day-to-day work.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree ideally in Statistics / Mathematics / Data Science / Operations Research / Engineering; PhD will be advantageous.
  • At least 12 years of applied experience using advanced analytics, statistical methods and data science.
  • Fluency in computer programming and data structures, with expert coding capability in R/Python and SQL.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in any of the following: Databricks, Spark, containers, Git, and building effective CI/CD pipelines, PowerBI, web frameworks
  • Azure certifications are preferred.

The Reference Number for this position is NG56861 which is a Permanent position in Johannesburg South offering a salary negotiable from R1.4M to R1.6M CTC salary negotiable based on experience. E-mail Nokuthula on or call her for a chat on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.

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