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Senior Data Scientist

Posting Country:  South Africa
Date Posted:  22-Oct-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodacom, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference. 
 

Role Purpose

Co-creating Advanced Machine Learning products that drives revenue, reduce cost and increase customer experience.
Developing predictive models with large and varied dataset s, working with a community of colleagues across Advanced Machine Learning, technology, and data and customer functions
Contributing to the wider community to enable an Advanced Machine Learning capability across Vodafone globally.

Your responsibilities will include:

Development of machine learning models 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
Work with lead data scientist to deliver key packages of work 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 

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

4-7 years’ experience in similar data science role
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in quantitative fields like Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Social Sciences, Data Journalism, 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 at least one relevant programming language: Python, Scala
Expertise in machine learning libraries (e.g., R, H2O) and multivariate techniques (e.g. k-means segmentation, multiple regression, factor analysis, timeseries 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

Closing date for applications: 27 September 2021

The base location for this role is Midrand, Vodacom Campus
The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.
Vodacom is committed to an organizational culture that recognizes, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion. 
 

Commitment from Vodacom

Vodacom is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognized, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodacom you will have access to our excellent flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company.