Safaricom Evergreen Evergreen Requisition - Data Scientist Jobs in Kenya

Safaricom Evergreen Evergreen Requisition - Data Scientist Jobs in Kenya

Description

An Evergreen Requisition is an advertisement for positions that Safaricom PLC hires for throughout the year.

It is a way for Safaricom to build a database of qualified, interested individuals for a particular job function so that when there is a need to fill that type of role, the hiring process will be faster.

By applying to an Evergreen Requisition, you are expressing your interest for a particular job function within the Safaricom family.

In addition to submitting your resume to an Evergreen Requisition, we encourage you to create a job search agent to be alerted when positions in your areas of interest become available.

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The Data scientist will lead the data science team to create value from Safaricom’s vast amount and variety of data using advance analytical and statistical methods and models to answer complex business questions.

This will serve to aid in decision making, unlock new revenue opportunities and areas to create efficiency through deep insights.

The role requires deployment of Artificial Intelligence driven by Safaricom’s data to create Machine learning models and solutions to deliver specific business relevant use cases.

Safaricom is investing heavily in big data and this will be a truly exciting role in view of the organizations unique data set and position in this region.

Key Responsibilities

  • Data mining using state-of-the-art methods
    Selecting features, building and optimizing classifiers using machine learning techniques
  • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Collaborate with business units and engineering teams to understand and prioritize company needs and devise possible solutions based on business use cases
  • Create various machine learning-based
    tools or processes within the company, such as recommendation engines or automated lead scoring systems to drive revenue or create cost efficiencies
  • Create visualizations using state of the art visualization tools
  • Lead and manage data science team

    Qualifications
  • BSC. or MS. in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or equivalent practical experience
  • 2 – 10 years data science working experience and with a leadership role.
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests
  • Experience with common data science toolkits, such as R, Weka, NumPy, MatLab
  • Experience with data visualization tools, such as D3.js, GGplot
  • Experience with NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB, Cassandra, HBase
  • Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression
  • Good scripting and programming skills
  • Good understanding of big data technologies like Hadoop
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills and quick grasps to understand business problems

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 23rd May 2019
  • If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, kindly proceed to update your candidate profile on the recruitment portal and then Click on the apply button.
  • Remember to attach your resume.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Safaricom Evergreen Evergreen Requisition - Data Scientist Jobs in Kenya

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