2U Data Scientist Jobs in South Africa

2U Data Scientist Jobs in South Africa

What We’re Looking For:

  • The purpose of this role is to serve as an analytics specialist in the business, focusing on advanced data mining, statistical analysis and modelling of data to create solutions that enable enhanced business performance through data-driven insights.

    Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:


  • Design, implement and evaluate advanced statistical models.

  • Use machine learning tools and statistical techniques to produce solutions to business problems.

  • Cleansing and verifying the integrity of data and enhancing data sources where necessary.

  • Ensure code is thoroughly tested.

  • Ensure best practices are followed.

  • Analysis of data in order to provide data-driven insights through data mining and exploratory analysis.

  • Visualize data insights and communicate findings.


  • Support, mentor and provide technical guidance to junior and mid level Data Analysts and junior Data Scientists.

  • Coach analysts and scientists through complex issues.


  • Leverage business knowledge to create solutions that enable enhanced business performance.

  • Help guide business when making technical decisions.


  • Perform research and constantly stays on top of the industry’s trends.

  • Adhere to internal Agile methodology.

  • Actively look for opportunities to improve through stretch assignments and continuous learning.

    Things That Should Be In Your Background:

  • 4+ years experience in the Data industry.

  • A Bachelor's degree (Stats, Engineering, Business Science preferred).

  • Experience in data analysis and business intelligence.

  • Proficiency in SQL.

  • Proficiency in R or Python.

  • Experience
    working in statistics.

  • Experience in building machine learning models.

  • Understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc.

    Other Attributes That Will Help You In This Role:

  • Good Problem Solving Skills.

  • Analytical, strategic and logical thinker.

  • Time management, discipline, accountability, self-motivation and eagerness to learn.

  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical audience.

  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate to data solutions.

  • Ability to work well under pressure.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively and work as part of a team as well as on your own.

  • Attention to Detail.

  • Curious and eager to learn.

  • Enjoy working in agile, fast paced environment.

  • Comfort with ambiguity, ready to solve complex problems.

  • Self aware and humble, ask for help/give help.

  • Resilience.

  • Empathize with end users and stakeholders.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; 2U Data Scientist Jobs in South Africa

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