Data Scientist Mr Price Group
Mr. Price Group
Durban, KWAZULU-NATAL, South Africa
3d ago
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  • Our new Data Scientist needs to tick 3 boxes!

  • Mad programming skills
  • A sound business sense
  • A data driven self-thinker
  • The bottom line? Your primary responsibility will be to turn our heaps of data into actionable insight and improved efficiency.

    The team you would be joining is responsible for driving decisions utilizing cloud data warehouse technologies, advanced visualization, data science, along with solid collaboration!

  • Extract & analyse historical data and maximise derived value through applying advanced models.
  • Using Machine Learning and Optimisation techniques to our data with the ultimate aim of improving our processes
  • Design tests to evaluate hypotheses
  • Communicate insights, results and analyses to stakeholders
  • Promote and facilitate data-driven business decisions
  • Building relationships & gaining deep knowledge of the Mr Price business
  • A degree in a quantitative field such as Statistics, Math, Computer Science, Physics or Engineering
  • 2- 4 years’ experience in a data science, software dev or quantitative analysis role with experience in the below : SQL, Relational DBMS and data modellingNumerical packages like R, Python with SciPy, SPSS or SASSoftware development in backend stacks such as C++ or JavaAdvanced data analysis skills in Excel (e.
  • g. data aggregation, visualisation and pivot tables)Applied statistics or machine learning methods e.g. Neural Networks, Decision Trees, Time Series Analyses, ClusteringOptimisation Techniques e.

    g. Linear Programming, Genetic Algorithms, Simulated AnnealingBig Data processing platforms like Hadoop or Spark

    The People’s Value Champion


    Fashion-Value Retailer

  • We employ more than 19000 passionate associates and retail in more than 1300 stores in sub-Saharan Africa and some parts of Africa through our 6 trading divisions;
  • Mr Price, Mr Price Home, Mr Price Sport, Mr Price Money, MILADYS and sheet street.

    The Mr Price Group is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to Employment Equity.

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