Companies That Hire Data Scientist In South Africa

What is a Data Scientist?

Data science is an interdisciplinary academic field that uses statistics, scientific computing, scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract or extrapolate knowledge and insights from potentially noisy, structured, or unstructured data.

Companies That Hire Data Scientist In South Africa

Data Scientist

FNB South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa:

Welcome to FNB, the home of the #changeables. We design for the shapeshifters and deliver products and services that make us incredibly proud of the people who make it happen.

As part of our talent team at FNB Credit Card, you will be surrounded by unique talents, diverse minds, and an adaptable environment that lives up to the promise of staying curious. Now’s the time to imagine your potential in a team where experts come together and ignite effective change.

Are you someone who can:

• Create business cases off the back of analytics and business strategy that addresses business problems • Produce high-quality outputs within agreed deadlines

• Manage a team of analysts

• Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders across the bank/group • Be involved in statistical modeling

Senior Data Scientist (AI)


Cape Town, South Africa:

iOCO is seeking a talented and experienced Senior Data Scientist with a strong focus on AI projects to join our dynamic team.

As a Senior Data Scientist, you will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing advanced AI solutions that address complex business challenges and drive strategic initiatives for our clients.

What you will do:

· AI Solution Development: Lead the design, development, and implementation of AI-powered solutions to address business needs and objectives.

· Data Analysis and Modeling: Utilize advanced statistical and machine learning techniques to analyze large datasets, extract insights, and develop predictive models.

· Algorithm Development: Develop and optimize algorithms for machine learning and deep learning applications, with a focus on performance and scalability.

· Model Evaluation and Optimization: Evaluate the performance of AI models, identify areas for improvement, and optimize algorithms for enhanced accuracy and efficiency.

Is there a demand for data scientists in South Africa?

South Africa is not an exception as data science-driven economic change sweeps the world. The nation is seeing an increase in demand for qualified data science workers as a result of its booming IT sector and developing data-driven industries.

What qualifications do I need to be a data scientist in South Africa?

Here are a few of the qualifications and educational experiences you will need:

  • A degree in a quantitative field (physics, maths, statistics, finance, economics, computer science, etc).
  • A higher degree/research (master’s, PhD) in a quantitative field.

How many years to become a data scientist in South Africa?

– 3 to 4 years. A higher degree/research (Masters or Phd), 3 years to 8 years. A direct entry through a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Data Science.

A Short course under 1 year (by School of IT) in Data Science or Data Analytics – internationally accredited and recognized by writing your AWS or Microsoft exams.

Is data science a good career in South Africa?

In South Africa, senior data scientists can expect to earn an average of R100,000 per month. This salary range is for professionals who have extensive knowledge and experience in their field and are capable of leading teams and projects.