Data Scientist Job Profile

A Data Scientist uses statistical and mathematical techniques and computing to analyse raw data. This involves filtering and processing data to reach meaningful conclusions and interpretations and create solutions. 

Data Scientists are recruited to address data analytics challenges within an organisation, by collecting large volumes of data from various sources, cleaning and interpreting this data, creating solutions to overcome challenges and communicating with all interested parties.

Data Scientist Job Requirements

To become a data scientist you need:

An MSc or PhD degree in Applied Mathematics or Statistics

At least five years of industry experience

Experience using data visualisation tools

Experience with data querying languages and mathematical and statistical software

Be proficient in writing algorithms and know when to apply them

Have an excellent understanding of statistics, multivariable calculus and linear algebra

Outstanding communication skills

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