OTHER - 28 AUG 2019

Stears Intelligence is hiring a Data Scientist

Stears Intelligence is hiring a Data Scientist
Source: HackerRank

Stears, after the launch of Nigeria's first real-time election database, is looking for an experienced data scientist to join Stears Intelligence: its data science and analytics team.

Your role and project may change quicker than you expect. The only constant is that you will help us discover the information hidden in vast amounts of data, and help us make smarter decisions to deliver even better products that empowers governments, investors, researchers and professionals in their quest for accurate and accessible data and intelligence. 

Your primary focus will be in applying data mining techniques, doing statistical analysis, and building high-quality prediction systems integrated with our products. 

Our ideal candidate will need to have experience using machine learning techniques, query languages, common data science toolkits and data visualisation tools.  As a data scientist, you will be expected to have good statistical and research skills and a data-driven approach to solving problems.


Your role

  • Selecting features, building and optimising classifiers using machine learning techniques

  • Data mining using state-of-the-art methods

  • Extending our datasets with third party data when needed

  • Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems

  • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis

  • Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner


Job requirements

  • Must have expert level Python experience as well as experience with common data science toolkits, such as Pandas, Numpy and Scikit-Learn

  • Must have experience with data visualisation tools, such as Seaborn, GGplot, etc.

  • Must have proficiency in using query languages, such as SQL

  • Must have great communication skills

  • Should have good applied statistics skills in statistical testing, regression, etc.

  • Must have at least intermediate level experience working with cloud services like AWS

  • Should have good scripting and programming skills 


Additionally, the following would make you more attractive:

  • An excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc.

  • Experience conducting statistical tests on networks and using network and graph visualisation libraries 

  • A postgraduate or research degree in Statistics, Data Science or Economics (with a heavy focus on Econometrics)

This position is FULL time, based in Victoria Island, Lagos, but applicants can also work from remote locations.

APPLY HERE for the Data Science Role


About Stears 

We are a data and information company focused on providing high quality information to professionals in Africa. We are commercialising data for governments, international organisations and private companies within African markets, while also providing excellent consultancy services to help data-driven companies drive growth. Our current public platforms are our election datasite at nigeriaelections.stearsng.com (CNN feature) and business publication at stearsng.com, and are launching our flagship data platform this year.

If you’re excited about building a solid foundation for a platform that is scalable and responds well to changing requirements (the best kind of software), then come join us.

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