Data Scientist

Workforce Group  |  Lagos

Posted 26 Feb


Our Client is a big data and insights company delivering exceptional customer analytics for the retail and brand marketing industries.

The Data Scientist is responsible for discovering insights from massive amounts of structured and unstructured data to help shape or meet specific business needs and goals. 

  • Main objective is to organize and analyze large amounts of data, often using software specifically designed for the task. The final results of a data scientist’s analysis needs to be easy enough for all invested stakeholders to understand — especially those working outside of IT.
  • Interpret data, analyse results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports             

  • Implement data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality
  • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain data systems         
  • Identify, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets                                
  • Filter and identify rules for cleansing of data by reviewing computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems  Interpret business data requirements      
  • Locate and define new process improvement opportunities         
  • Ad hoc reporting based on business requirements (SQL querying)  
  • Reporting and BI development          
  • Involvement in engagement with clients to understand their business challenges and advise on practical analytics solutions Collaborate with key stakeholders within the data value chain, which will include client departments as well as the company’s internal departments to ensure that the appropriate data sources and data structures are in place for building analytics solutions 
  • Research, implement and develop appropriate modelling techniques to produce models as needed with the intention of adding business value
  • Effectively and efficiently communicate results and ideas to key decision makers 
  • Keep up-to-date with latest technology trends                   
  • Create client presentations/visualisations                      
  • Experiment with and select best combination of data science analytics tools to complement our Big Data platform or that is fit for a specific purpose
  • Provide mentorship to existing members of team on datamining and data science methodologies 


  • Strong analytical skills 
  • 3+ years of experience in same or similar role
  • Ability to collect, organize, analyse, and disseminate information                            
  • Attention to detail and accuracy                                
  • Competent at resolving data queries, report writing and presenting findings 
  • Critical thinking ability with good communication skills        
  • Strong problem-solving skills                                   
  • Able to think on your feet and take initiative                 
  • Able to comprehend data modelling, data architecture and ETL/ELT processes                           
  • Data visualisation and storytelling (Power BI advantageous)     
  • Ability to derive actionable insights from the data             
  • Proficient in the MS Suite (word, excel, PowerPoint, etc)       
  • A self-starter with a curious nature and exceptional time management skills                                    
  • Passion for data science and unlocking value in large datasets, especially dealing with complex problems                        
  • Strong programming skills (SQL essential, Python and/or R       
  • Experience with data visualisation tools (e.g. Power BI, Tableau, Qlik, Cognos, etc.) would be advantageous              
  • Machine learning experience, dealing with both structured and unstructured data                          
  • Experience with Big Data platforms                              
  • Data management and integration                                 
  • Project Management skills 

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