Head of Data Science (Remote) at TeamApt

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eamApt is Nigeria’s largest Agency banking operator and is now building the largest digital bank offering financial services products tailored to meet the needs of the underserved mass market – micropayments, savings, lending, insurance, pensions – using technology and low-cost offline distribution models. We believe providing financial access to the over 350 million Africans who are currently financially underserved will economically empower them and put them on a path to becoming the next generation of middle-class Africans.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Data Science

Location: Lagos (Remote)

Job Summary

  • You will manage a range of data driven functions, including overseeing data management, creating data strategy and improving data quality.

Job Responsibilities
What you’ll get to do:

  • Work with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions.
  • Mine and analyze data from company databases to drive optimization and improvement of product development, marketing techniques and business strategies.
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.
  • Develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets.
  • Use predictive modeling to increase and optimize customer experiences, revenue generation, ad targeting and other business outcomes.
  • Develop company A/B testing framework and test model quality.
  • Coordinate with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes.
  • Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy.

Requirements
To succeed in this role, we think you should have:

  • BSc in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or another quantitative field, and is familiar with the following software/tools: C, C++, Java.
  • At least 5 years of working experience in a data science position, preferably working as a Senior Data Scientist.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with an emphasis on product development.
  • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, SQL, Java etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets.
  • Experience working with and creating data architectures.
  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications.
  • Experience leading and building a distributed team of world class data scientists, data engineers and data analysts.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams.
  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques, and set pace for the data structure of the organisation.

What we can offer you

  • Culture -We put our people first and prioritize the well-being of every team member. We’ve built a company where all opinions carry weight and where all voices are heard. We value and respect each other and always look out for one another. Above all, we are human.
  • Learning – We have a learning and development-focused environment with an emphasis on knowledge sharing, training, and regular internal technical talks.
  • Compensation – You’ll receive an attractive salary, pension, health insurance, Employee Stock Options, annual bonus, plus other benefits.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

What to expect in the hiring process

  • A technical interview
  • A behavioural and technical interview with a member of the Executive team.
  • TeamApt is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and candidates.

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