Lead Data Scientist Job at Safaricom Kenya

Lead Data Scientist Job at Safaricom Kenya… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Safaricom Kenya.

Descriptions;

Safaricom is the leading provider of converged communication solutions in Kenya. In addition to providing a broad range of first-class products and services for Telephony, Broadband Internet and Financial services, Safaricom seeks to uplift the welfare of Kenyans through value-added services and support for community projects.

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
  • 5 – 8 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

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