Platinum Careers Senior Data Scientist Jobs in Nigeria

Platinum Careers Senior Data Scientist Jobs in Nigeria

Job Description

Senior Data Scientist

  • A Commercial bank is looking for data scientists to join their organization. The Senior Data

  • Scientists will be key players in the Advanced Analytics group of the Organisation.

    They will help the organisation:

    • discover the information hidden in vast amounts of data,

    • make smarter decisions to deliver even better products, services, improve our customer relationship as well as optimize our business processes.

  • The Senior Data Scientist’s primary focus will be in applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine

  • Learning (ML) / Data Mining (DM) techniques, doing Statistical Analysis (SA), and building high quality prediction models/systems integrated with our platforms to bring Business Value.


    • Selecting building, optimizing AI/ML/DM/SA models, and operationalize them in productive environments

    • AI/ML/DM/SA using state-of-the-art methods

    • Extending company’s data with third party sources of information when needed

    • Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems

    • Extracting, Processing, cleansing, verifying the integrity and quality of data used for analysis

    • Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner; constantly tracking of models performance

    • Integrate model outputs into business applications (like CRM, ERP), and Reporting/Dashboarding tools (Microsoft PowerBI, Reporting Services) or develop if needed web-based front-end layers

    • Create informative, actionable, and repeatable reporting that highlights relevant business trends and opportunities for improvement

    • Conduct insightful, ad hoc analyses to investigate ongoing or one-time operational issues

    • Define and deliver metrics, reporting platforms, dashboards, and analytical models vital for tracking and managing the business

    • Identify business challenges and initiate process improvement projects

    • Facilitate the computerization of analytics and data collection processes

    • Provide analyses for large datasets necessary for decisions using actionable insights

    • Collaborate with Retail banking, Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Operations, etc. to build scalable processes and metrics

    • Responsible for carrying out complex analysis of datasets and conduct appropriate data validation

    • Responsible for gathering and cleaning of datasets across multiple data sources

    • Responsible for spotting vital insights and developing the framework of the organization’s data system

    • Provide information on analytic results to business and functional leaders using visualizations to communicate data and metrics, including data maps, leveraging Tableau, etc.

    • Coach and educate junior colleagues and new hires; build and deliver training programs/contents on AI/ML/DM/SA

    Skills and Qualifications:

    • Excellent understanding of AI/ML/DM/SA techniques and algorithms

    • Minimum 10 years of hands-on experience with common data science toolkits/frameworks (TensorFlow, Spark ML, Azure ML) and solutions/languages, such as Python, Jupiter, Microsoft AI/ML platform/toolset, SQL-Server ML

    • Minimum 10 years of experience in operationalizing in real life / production AI/ML/DM/SA solutions

    • Great communication skills, and ability to educate business persons to become data driven

    • Ability to uncover use cases from Retail Banking Business problems and needs; ability to translate business problems into AI/ML/Analytics use cases.

    • Hands-on Experience with data visualization tools, such Microsoft PowerBI, as well as web front-end developments tools

    • Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL, Hive, Pig, as well as ETL tools (Microsoft SSIS, Informatica)

    • Experience with Microsoft Big Data and AI platforms/solutions both on-premise and on Azure: SQL-Server Big Data Cluster, Azure Data Lake, Synapse Analytics, etc…

    • Experienced on Cloud platforms, in particular Microsoft Azure; experience on Linux environments and scripting

    • Minimum 5 years of Hands-on experience with Real-Time data Processing tool like Kafka, as well as with Spark

    • Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, Deep Learning, etc.

    • Good scripting and programming skills mainly using Python / Jupiter and leading AI/ML frameworks

    • Data-oriented personality

    • Excellent and hands-on experience on Oracle and MS SQL-Server, and overall database design principles


    • Master's Degree in appropriate field of study with at least 10 years of equivalent work experience in the Retail Banking sector

    • Ability to impact operations and effect change without being confrontational

    • Detail oriented, analytical and inquisitive

    • Ability to work independently and excellent team work spirit

    • Extremely organized with strong time-management skills

    • Familiar with database and BI/Machine Learning/AI concepts.

    • Focus on results and delivery, with a positive and constructive mindset

    • Ability to take direction and execute

    • Familiar with Agile Project Management Methodologies

    • Demonstrate advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office tools

    Skills & proficiencies:

    • Familiar with Microsoft BI, Big Data and AI Platforms

    • Big Picture Thinking

    • Work Well Under Pressure

    • Communication

    • Problem Solving

    • Critical Thinking

    • Relationship Building

    How to Apply

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