Senior Data Scientist at Vodacom Business

  • IT / Telecom Jobs In South Africa
  • Full time
  • 7 months ago
  • South Africa
  • Salary Rand 1000-2000 / Monthly
  • Shift Full Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor
  • Number of vacancies 10 openings
  • Job experience 3 years
  • Job level Officer

Job Description

Vodacom Business is searching for a strategic and inquisitive Senior Data Scientist to develop and run with data-centered projects.

In keeping with this overarching aim, the Senior Data Scientist will be required to outline work requirements, assign tasks to junior staff, and monitor performance within the team.

You should also harness your mastery of Data Science to consult on various aspects of these and other projects.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Development of machine learning models and recommendation systems for various areas of the business on the Big Data Platform
  • Development of prototype code in e.g. PySpark for automated training and scoring of the machine learning models
  • Machine Learning Model performance tracking and reporting using e.g. Qlik
  • Uses data visualisation to engage audience in a compelling way, enabling effective storytelling
  • Delivers key packages of work, on time and in a collaborative manner to meet the needs of business customers
  • Works in partnership with Big Data Engineering for data ingestion to support use cases
  • Works in partnership with Big Data Production Data Engineering for model automation and productionising s
  • Contributes to the development of self and others across the global analytics community, ensuring Advanced Analytics is always evolving and at the cutting edge

Desired Experience & Qualification

The Ideal Candidate For This Role Will Have



  • Professional and/or academic experience in Big Data analytics & deployment of models and algorithms to solve real-world problems (with deep statistical and machine learning modelling expertise)
  • Experience manipulating and analysing large and complex datasets
  • Experience in visualisation, creating graphical static and interactive displays of data that clearly communicate insight (preferred)
  • Good interpersonal communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment across multinational functional teams
  • Analytical and expansive thinking with a strong desire to deliver and develop

Must Have Technical / Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in quantitative fields like Data Science Mathematics, Engineering, Statistics, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence or related fields
  • Expertise in data manipulation: use of structured data tools (e.g., SQL), & unstructured data tools and platforms (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL)
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Expertise in major machine learning modelling libraries (e.g., H2O, scikit-learn, PyTorch) and techniques (e.g. random forest, gradient boosting, k-means segmentation, multiple regression, factor analysis, time-series forecasting)
  • Experience in digital data sets, e.g., social listening, social network analysis)
  • Familiarity with visualisation tools (e.g. Tableau, Qlik, D3)
  • Exposure/interest in machine learning

Mode of Application



How to apply: Vodacom South Africa

Pre-Employment Assessments:

All applicants who meet the above criteria will be required to undergo job related assessments to establish suitability for placement, this includes a verification of qualifications.

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