Senior Data Scientist – Cape Town – up to R900k per annum

One of Africa’s largest and most innovative Retailers leading the way in the industry has an opportunity open for a Senior Data Scientist to join their dynamic team.

The position requires a senior Data Scientist that will oversee the activities of junior Data Scientists, will provide advanced expertise on statistical and mathematical concepts, and applies and inspires the adoption of advanced data science and analytics across the business.



  • Degree in Computer Science
  • 5 – 6 years’ commercial experience
  • R
  • Python
  • SQL
  • AWS


  • Formulating, suggesting, and managing data-driven projects which are geared at furthering the business’s interests
  • Collating and cleaning data from various entities for later use by Junior Data Scientists
  • Delegating tasks to Junior Data Scientists in order to realize the successful completion of projects
  • Monitoring the performance of Junior Data Scientists and providing them with practical guidance, as needed
  • Selecting and employing advanced statistical procedures to obtain actionable insights
  • Cross-validating models to ensure their generalizability
  • Producing and disseminating non-technical reports that detail the successes and limitations of each project
  • Suggesting ways in which insights obtained might be used to inform business strategies
  • Staying informed about developments in Data Science and adjacent fields to ensure that outputs are always relevant

Reference Number for this position is LL53996 which is a permanent position based in Cape Town offering a cost to company salary of up to R900k per annum negotiable on experience and ability. Contact Lindie on or call her on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.

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