Learnership at ABSA – Specialist Data Scientist

Website Absa Group Limited

Job Description:

Leverage deep data science expertise in advanced statistics, data wrangling, data mining, data analysis, feature engineering &predictive modeling, storytelling, distributed computing & data visualisation, machine learning tools & data intuition to define, build, operationalize & continuously improve data solutions that deliver relevant, quality assured, accurate & commercially impactful data to the business.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Apply the testing frameworks to monitor and analyse model performance & data integrity on all data assignments
  • Refine data analysis based on business & peer reviews
  • Facilitate peer reviews & feedback on data solutions
  • Apply quality assurance frameworks to test model & analysis techniques (e.g. algorithms, models) & overall data quality
  • Use storytelling and data visualization techniques to maximize impact & deliver a user friendly product to business
  • Contribute to the consolidation of data solutions into viable end products (in the language of business) that can be leveraged on an ongoing basis e.g. dashboards, reports etc.
  • Produce business insights and recommendations based on data analysis & modeling concluded & where relevant with knowledge and experience of e.g. Java, Scala, Python, Hadoop, Apache Spark & Kafka
  • Proactively partner with the data engineering team to refine the data requirements deliver raw data to Data Science teams for interpretation & analysis
  • Design fit for purpose data interpretation & analysis approaches & create customized data models, algorithms, machine learning tools and recommendation engines to achieve the desired business outcomes
  • Contribute to the assessments of the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources & data gathering techniques
  • Use advanced data science skills to mine & interpret data. These include but are not limited to: advanced statistics, data wrangling, data mining, data analysis, feature engineering & predictive modeling, distributed computing, machine learning tools & data intuition
  • Analyse & interpret complex data sets
  • Present data analysis (trends, insights, forecasts) & findings to business & show tangible business impact to be derived from the data science process

Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Information Technology

Job Details:

Company: Absa Group Limited

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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