Manager Data Scientist MTN Vacancy

Manager Data Scientist MTN Vacancy 

Manager Data Scientist MTN Vacancy

Reference Number:
Manager Data Scientist
Roodepoort, ZA
Organisation Name:
Group Strategy
Group Strategy
MTN Level:
Level 3

Mission/ Core purpose of the Job

The Data Scientist role is responsible for modelling complex business problems, discovering insights and identifying opportunities using statistical, algorithmic, Machine Learning/Mining and visualization techniques. In addition to advanced analytic skills, this person needs to be proficient at integrating and preparing large, varied datasets and communicating results.

The Manager will be a creative thinker and propose innovative ways to look at problems, the role works closely with clients, data stewards, project/program managers, and other IT teams to turn data into critical information and knowledge that can be used to make sound organizational decisions. The role is responsible for providing data that is congruent and reliable. These professionals will need a combination of business focus, strong analytical and problem-solving skills and strong programming knowledge to be able to quickly cycle hypothesis through the discovery phase of the project.

The role will validate findings using an experimental and iterative approach. The Data Scientist will need to present findings to the business by exposing their assumptions and validation work in a way that can be easily understood by their business counterparts.

Context (Global influences, environmental / industry demands, organisational mission etc.)

ExCo has mandated the establishment of a Business Intelligence Competency Centre to evolve BI practices to better serve MTN. The vision of the BICC is to create a permanent core BI organization in Group (BICC), staffed with highly skilled full-time professionals from across the enterprise. This unit will work with Tech BI and BICC teams in OpCos to leverage Group’s BI capabilities and technology in support of the strategic initiatives of the business. In doing so, the BICC aims to achieve the following:

  • Standardise BI across MTN
  • Enable each OpCo to provide BI competency suited to their needs
  • Agility and efficiency in all BI-related activities
  • Suitability and relevance of MTN-developed BI solutions, in Group and OpCos
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