|Data Science Engineer X2|
|Location / Operation|
|BluNova - Gauteng South Africa|
|Blue Label Distribution|
|Job reports to|
|BluNova Team Lead|
Description of the Position
We’re looking for a self-starting individual with 3 or more years of experience in Software Development, Data Science, Data Engineering or a related field to support data collection, data fusion, data curation, feature development and systems development focussed on enabling our Data Science ecosystem. Importantly, this is NOT a stagnant data maintenance position and requires a strong capability, and insight that allow on to both develop and maintain processes for data collection and collation of data that are of multiple varieties, from multiple and diverse environments, and are all at high volume. It requires strong knowledge of data processing techniques in both SQL and noSQL ecosystems, preferably with experience in cloud-based deployments, for developing, future-proofing and managing data pipelines. Furthermore, the critical processes of preparing data for further applications is central to this role, and will include appropriate structuring and segmentation of data, feature set development and applications within the Data Science arena, including application of machine learning techniques.
Education in the STEM disciplines with at least an Honours or equivalent level of training is preferred however illustration of appropriate experience and capability in the space is accepted. Depth of knowledge in setting up and managing cloud-based deployments and/or cloud-based data management is highly valued.
The incumbent is expected to take a leadership role in mentoring young, agile and highly capable junior team members, particularly toward technical capabilities, and in supporting delivery by the team and uptake of outputs by business. We are a team of dynamic and resourceful thinkers who aim to deliver solutions that drive modern business, even if information to do so is limited. You need to have a flexible outlook, a passion for continuously learning new skills and capabilities and a drive to both stay abreast of current developments in the field, and to effectively and efficiently resolve challenging problems.
As a member of BluNova, the Big Data team at BLT, you’ll actively support growth of one of the most diverse and entrepreneurial listed companies in South Africa. Furthermore, you’ll be at the leading edge of delivering what we feel is the most exciting data and analytics project in the country, with both a team and a business that have very lofty goals in the next 12 months. You’ll do this by supporting the team in developing capabilities that deliver applications, insight and models from one of the largest, most diverse and most up-to-date data stores in the Southern Hemisphere. It is certainly unmatched anywhere in South Africa given the variety and reach of our data sets.
Importantly, our team are expected to develop practical, usable and disruptive solutions to take the BLT businesses to the next level. We follow a design thinking approach to develop tangible solutions which we aim to test quickly, find what works or what needs to be tweaked fast, and apply it in market to deliver real value. You will be central to the formulation and realization of our Big Data Strategy, delivering applications for our clients, developing capability of the BluNova team. Insight and participation into our technical and data environments is required, as well as hands-on experience with some of the important components. You will curate, utilize, maintain, build feature sets from our data sets, as well as to upgrade the data itself to build capability. Understanding of the businesses environment, as well as components of our data science ecosystem will be required to drive execution of the BluNova roadmap. We aim to get our team skilled and active across the entire environment as we find this lets one become a better data scientist by understanding more aspects of the data, platforms, techniques, business requirements and analytical tools in the environment. You will also provide expertise on mathematical concepts, data visualisation and communication for the broader applied analytics team and inspire the adoption of advanced analytics across BLT.
Why join the BluNova Team at BLT?
|Requirements of the Job|
|Competencies / Behaviour|
Bonus Technical Skills in order of importance
|Closing date for applications|