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  • Posted: Sep 13, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Black Pen Recruitment is a diversified specialist recruitment consultancy situated in the heart of Cape Town, led by highly respected recruitment professionals, each accomplished in their own right to consult and deliver on staff placement assignments.
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    Principal Data Scientist (Financial Services/Telecommunications)

    Job Description

    Principal Data Scientist (Financial Services/Telecommunications)

    Are you an experienced Principal Data Scientist? Are you interested in big data? Have you worked in financial services?


    Well look no further! We have the position for you!


    Our client, a giant global telco company, is looking for a Principal Data Scientist for their newly launched products. The ideal candidate has strong Data Modelling experience. The Headquarter is in Johannesburg. This position is remote.


    Our Client focuses on internal growth and career development. Through their extensive career development programme, they empower their employees to always be learning and improving. Furthermore, they pride themselves on utilising cutting edge technology wherever possible.


    As a Principal Data Scientist (Financial Services) you will help deliver actionable insights through analyses of big data from unrelated sources.


    Type: Full-Time | Permanent



    The ideal candidate for this role should have:

    • A minimum of 7 years experience as a data scientist

    • Extensive experience in Data Modelling

    • Experience in Leading Organisation Culture and Change

    • A Strategic Mindset

    • Experience in Data Visualisation

    • Experience in Data Analytics and Insights

    • Experience in Data Management and Transformation

    • Experience in AI - Deep and Machine Learning


    Your responsibilities will include:

    • Develops and delivers key predictive models, statistical models and machine learning-based tools and supports senior managers in the delivery of data science solutions for complex commercial requirements

    • Ensures Big Data solutions comply with data privacy laws

    • Provides deep technical analytical and data expertise to the business and other Data Scientists, using a wide variety of available data, to solve complex business problems

    • Manages the delivery of key packages of work, to time, budget and legislation, in a collaborative manner to meet the needs of business customers

    • Monitors and optimizes performance of developed models by driving experiments, benchmarking, etc

    • Uses a variety of datasets to test hypotheses, discover hidden relationships and provide actionable insights

    • Uses data visualisation to engage audience in a compelling way, enabling effective storytelling

    • Maintains strong relations and interacts closely with stakeholders across the business to advise and help solve complex problems

    • Demonstrates strong communication skills, influencing the exchange of ideas and information in a concise and logical way to reach the desired solutions

    • Uses best practice knowledge to provide thought leadership that supports modelling techniques, algorithms and being able to tune, modify and implement changes to address different business problems / questions

    • May provide informal guidance to junior members of the team

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Black Pen Recruitment on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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