• Location: South Africa, Gauteng, Sandton
  • Salary: ZAR650000 - ZAR750000 per annum + Benefits
  • Technology: Python Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 6th Feb, 2020
  • Reference: DSMJHB6220
Job Type: Data Science Manager

Location: Sandton

Contact name: Liam Burrell

Telephone: +27 87 237 9834

Salary: Up to R750,000 per annum

This company is a boutique analytics company helping their clients in multiple different industries to navigate and address the challenges and opportunities presented in the spheres of data and analytics, specifically focusing on areas such as buying patterns, investment choices and insurance needs.

They are looking for a Data Science Manager to join the team.



* Minimum of a bachelors degree in a mathematical discipline (Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Sciences, Engineering etc)


* 5 - 10 years' professional working experience
* Minimum of 3 years' data science experience


* Python as your first language
* Experience in building machine learning models
* Big Data skills such as Natural Language Processing
* Database skills
* Good coding practice (DevOps / Version Control / CI/CD etc)
* Consulting experience is an advantage


Consulting delivery

* Build proposals for engagements with customers based on customers' needs
* Plan engagements
* Take responsibility for timely delivery of projects within budget
* Manage team of data scientists
* Communicate with client
* Project management
* Build analytical models and tools

Product development

* Design data science projects
* Manage lean and agile delivery
* Draw together different teams in the development process
* Ensure data science projects are coded in such a way as to be integrated into software process
* Build analytical models and tools


* Write marketing documents
* Present at conferences


* Compile proposal documentation
* Make DataRobot sales


* Ensure consulting administration tasks such as time sheets are complete for the team
* Contribute to the budgeting process
* Administer HR aspects of data science team

Building a team

* Source and recruit new talent
* Train new employees
* Manage team of data scientists
* Build morale
* Retain talent

Personal skills/attributes:

* Enhances organisation reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
* Excellent Troubleshooting Skills
* Must be able to brainstorm and communicate technology ideas and issues with peers

To apply, please send your CV to l.burrell@jeffersonfrank.com or call +27 10 443 9928

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