Our client, a National Leading Financial Services Institution is seeking to URGENTLY appoint a dynamic Data Scientist to be based in their Johannesburg Offices (CTC Rem Up to R700K Per Annum). MAIN PURPOSE FOR THE ROLE : Our client is long serving bank and financial services group known as Africa''s biggest lender by assets is on a recruitment drive for a Data Scientist to apply data mining techniques and conduct statistical analysis to large, structured and unstructured data sets. KEY COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS : Degree in Information Studies/Information Technology Post Graduate Degree in Information Studies/Information Technology 5 - 7 years development experience in software and software engineering, financial services data processes, technical business intelligence. 5 - 7 years experience of working with unstructured data (e.g., streams, images) Understanding of data flows, data architecture, ETL and processing of structured and unstructured data. Experience with common data science toolkits, such as SAS, R, SPSS, etc Knowledge of IT infrastructure and data principles. Project management experience Experience with data visualisation tools, such as Power BI, Tableau, etc. KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : Model complex business problems, discovering insights and opportunities through statistical, algorithmic, machine learning and visualisation techniques. Execute intelligent automation and predictive modelling. Build machine learning models from and utilises distributed data processing and analysis methodologies. Competent in Machine Learning programming in R or Python, with supplementary still in MATLAB, Java. Familiar with the Hadoop distributed computational platform, including broader ecosystem of tools such as HDFS / Spark / Kafka. Provide input into Data management and modelling infrastructure requirements and adhere to the organisations infrastructure development processes. Ensure business integration through integrating model outputs into end-point production systems, are understood and adopted relating to data collection, integration and retention requirements incorporating business requirements and knowledge of best practices. Measure proficiency in using the diagramming and modelling techniques vital for requirements analyses. APPLY NOW! WILLINGNESS TO RELOCATE TO JOHANNESBURG IS ESSENTIAL. SHOULD THIS OPPORTUNITY NOT BE ALIGNED TO YOUR CAREER ASPIRATIONS, KINDLY FORWARD IT TO A FRIEND.