Vacancy at Co Creation Hub (CcHUB) for a Junior Data Scientist (Octave Analytics)

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  • Published date: 2017/04/14
    • Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB) is Nigeria's first open living lab and pre-incubation space designed to be a multi-functional, multi-purpose space where work to catalyze creative social tech ventures take place.
The HUB is a place for technologists, social entrepreneurs, government, tech companies, impact 
investors and hackers in and around Lagos to co-create new solutions to the many social problems in Nigeria.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Junior Data Scientist (Octave Analytics)
Location: Lagos
Job Descriptions
We are looking for someone who has the four qualities of a great data scientist: creativity, tenacity, curiosity, and deep technical skills. They will use these skills in data gathering and data mining, visualization, machine learning, and computer programming to make data-driven decisions and data driven products. 

  • Translate business goals and research questions into data discovery analysis, results, and prototype modeling output.
  • Design and implement software engines to construct intelligent knowledge from structured and unstructured data sources (e.g., email, chats, documents, etc.
  • Design and implement fast and efficient data process of ‘big data' using techniques (e.g., NOSQL, in memory, etc)
  • Tell Stories with Data
  • Collaborate with customer, stakeholders and potentially globally distributed team
Key Accountabilities 
  • Use Data Science to deliver business insight that has measurable impact on top level metrics
  • Manage to transition from Business Intelligence on relational based systems to big data technologies on specific project or use cases/stories
  • To provide analytical and innovative input to projects
Health and Safety: 
  • Undertake all work in a safe manner and follow all company and workplace health and safety procedures.
  • Identify new hazards and advise manager or workplace H&S representative/coordinator within 24 hours of identification
  • Accurately report incidents and accidents to manager or workplace H&S representative/coordinator as soon as possible.
Key Relationships (Internal &/or External)
Internal to Octave:
  • IT/Operations Staff
  • Functional Management
  • All Octave Staff
External to Octave: 
  • Octave Clients/Partners
  • Suppliers.
  • External Accountants
Requirements
Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Good university degree in Computer Science or equivalent subjects.
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Strong foundation in computer science with core competencies in statistics, efficient data structures, algorithm designs, data mining, machine learning
  • Experience with data modeling and building large distributed systems with multi-core architectures
  • Proficient in relational (e.g., Oracle, SQL Server, Teradata, etc.) and non-relational database (e.g., NOSQL MongoDB, etc.) design and programming
  • Proficient in data analytics packages like SPSS, MatLab, R, STATA and Python
  • Candidate must have graduated with a Minimum CGPA of 2.1/Upper Credit.

Adekeye Deji
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