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Data Scientist - KCB



1 month ago

Job Description

The Position Reporting to the Head of Data and Analytics, the role holder will be responsible for the implementation of initiatives that impact business positively through the use of advanced analytics techniques such as predictive and prescriptive modelling, advanced statistical analysis, data mining, data visualization and machine learning. This role requires a blend of technical, business, interpersonal and data science skills that will be utilized to manipulate, analyze and interpret large and varied datasets resulting in insights and analytics solutions that enhance business performance

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following: Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business, Statistics, Mathematics or equivalent from an institution recognized by CUE is required
  2. Masters’ degree in Strategic Management / Business Administration or related fields is an added advantage
  3. Proficiency in SQL, R, Python, Supervised and Unsupervised Machine Learning Techniques is a significant advantage
  4. Proficiency in SAS, Stata, SPSS, Matlab, Big data technologies (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, Spark), Deep Learning Techniques
  5. Minimum of 5 years proven performance in Data Science & Analytics
  6. Experience implementing Banking/Financial Use Cases will be an added advantage
  7. Broad understanding of latest Data Science, Analytics and Technology trends and their impact on business strategies and operations Experience in the use of Machine learning algorithms and techniques like supervised and unsupervised machine learning, clustering, neural networks, reinforcement learning, decision trees, regression, and adversarial learning
  8. Expertise in querying and extracting large datasets from various sources (Relational Databases, text and pdf files, websites etc
  9. ) and visualizing/presenting data as actionable insights to stakeholders
  10. Have extensive statistical analysis and/or data science experience utilizing R, Python and/or SAS in manipulating data and drawing insights from large data sets
  11. Excellent team collaboration skills with the ability to work in matrix organization and influence people

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