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  • Posted: Feb 11, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Tech-forward innovation leaders in the informal retail market. Through our FLASH Business platform, we strive to empower our Traders with a wide range of products and offer unrivalled convenience for consumers. Our retail infrastructure has enabled a money cycle thats enriching informal communities and provides a platform for safe, easy, convenient transa...
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    Data Scientist

    We are looking for a Data Scientist with a strong technical (IT) background to work. You will analyse large amounts of raw information to find patterns that will help improve business decisions.

    In this role, you should be highly analytical with a knack for analysis, math and statistics. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are essential for interpreting data. We also want to see a passion for machine-learning and research.

    Your goal will be to help our company analyse trends and assist in the implementation of our AI strategy.

    Objectives of this Role

    • Collaborate with technical teams to determine data available/required for monitoring
    • Research and devise innovative statistical models for data analysis
    • Enable smarter business processes and implement analytics for meaningful insights
    • Keep current with technical and industry developments
    • Communicate findings to all stakeholders

    Responsibilities:

    • Identifying and integrating new datasets that can be leveraged to improve the detection processes and strengthen the overall business functions.
    • Work closely with the technical team to strategize and execute the development of data orientated products
    • Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems
    • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
    • Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner
    • Analyze data for trends and patterns, and interpret data
    • Implement analytical models into production by collaborating with software developers and machine learning engineers.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • B. Sc or B. Com in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science and Analytics or equivalent diploma
    • 2+ years of Big Data with project management experience in the fintech industry
    • Understanding of AI/ML.

    Knowledge / Skills:

    • 3 to 4 years’ experience in data intensive industries such as banking or financial services is preferred
    • Proficiency with data mining, mathematics, and statistical analysis
    • Advanced pattern recognition and predictive modelling experience
    • Experience with coding languages and data science packages such R,  Python (Pandas, NumPy, Jupyter notebooks), Java, etc. Excellence in at least one of these is highly desirable
    • Experience with cloud-based services such as Azure, AWS, etc
    • Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL
    • Experience with Excel, PowerPoint, PowerBI
    • Comfort working in a dynamic, fast moving company

    Attributes:

    • Self-motivated and assertive
    • Strong analytical ability
    • Strong verbal and written communication/ presentation skills;
    • Team player and ability to operate independently
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Trustworthy
    • Ability to prioritise
    • Ability to work in a pressured environment
    • Deadline driven

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    Junior Product Owner

    Flash is growing!! We are looking to recruit a Junior Product Owner who will be responsible for driving development activities relating to product implementations, integrations and enhancements. To facilitate an Agile mindset within a tech environment to meet high-quality product deliverables, in order to increase company turnover in line with business strategy.

    Requirements:

    • Matric.
    • 3 - 5 years proven experience as a Junior Product Owner, Tech Support Lead, or in a related financial services/tech environment.
    • Experience working in an Agile environment.
    • Experience working with a Tech team.

    Skills:

    • Strong verbal and written communication
    • Excellent at problem-solving
    • Strong excel skills
    • Proactive
    • Inquisitive and analytical
    • Collaboration
    • Market knowledge
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Finisher

    Attributes:

    • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, high-stress environment 
    • Excellent attention to detail, particularly the finer details
    • Analytical approach
    • Must be an excellent communicator and collaborator, capable of aligning people, focusing efforts and motivating a team.
    • Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships with the development & system teams, other internal and external stakeholders.
    • Ability to manage numerous work streams simultaneously
    • Ability to fully commit to a task until completion
    • Innovative
    • Decisive
    • Proactive
    • Self-starter
    • Trustworthy and reliable
    • Logical
    • Analytical
    • Organised

    Responsibilities:

    • The Product Owner should be able to understand the informal market, retail space and future trends to make sound decisions.
    • Align business and development team and other technical / systems stakeholders to the developmental roadmap.
    • Plan, review, write specifications and requirement documentation to optimize product performance.
    • Develop and maintain an appropriately prioritized product backlog and roadmap for implementation based on business and team strategy.
    • Develop detailed specifications and user stories for product features so that they are clearly understood by the development teams with the appropriate sense of urgency to ensure successful product releases.
    • Act as the primary technical contact for maintenance queries related to the product.
    • Research and keep up to date with technology trends.
    • Proactively review and resolve errors & failures.
    • Ongoing management of existing products and related projects.
    • Responsible for market research and challenging and/or proving strategic direction with insights and trends from on the ground
    • Researching, identifying and determining the viability of product specific concepts
    • Take product enhancements from strategy sign off, through development, to launch
    • Launch product enhancements internally and externally, together with the relevant departments (collaboration)
    • Produce clear product documentation
    • Implementation of and measurement of the growth strategies
    • Ensure internal and external communication
    • Contribution to ongoing management of the product
    • Reporting and analysis of product progress and performance

    Method of Application

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