Senior Data Scientist

Data Services Durbanville, South Africa


Position at Aculocity, LLC

Senior Data Scientist  


Position at Aculocity.  


Job Description:  

We are looking for a Senior Data Scientist that is eager to learn new skills, can grasp complex concepts and is completely dedicated to the data science craft. We will rely on your depth of knowledge in quantitative analytic methods, data management, visualization, and programming skills to uncover valuable business insights. In this role, you should be highly analytical with an aptitude for analysis, math, and statistics. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are essential for interpreting data.   

As the Senior Data Scientist in our team, you will also play a crucial role in mentoring and leading a group of junior data scientists while actively contributing to the development of innovative solutions.  

This role will based in our Durbanville offices in Cape Town.  


  • Lead a small team of data scientists, providing mentorship and guidance in their professional development.
  • Utilize programming languages, such as Python or R, as well as AWS tools for data analysis, ML model development, and deployment.
  • Use statistical, data mining, algorithmic and visualization techniques to model complex problems, find opportunities, discover solutions, and deliver actionable business insights.
  • Oversee MLOps processes, and ensure smooth deployment, monitoring and maintenance of models in production.
  • Monitor and maintain existing ML models within AWS.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define project objectives, scope, and deliverables.
  • Present findings and provide training to stakeholders and create technical documentation of solutions to ensure code quality and reproducibility.
  • Stay abreast of the latest advancements in data science and promote the adoption of new tools and techniques within the team.
  • Take ownership of projects from conception to completion, ensuring alignment with business goals and timely delivery of high-quality results.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills to help grow the data science department and foster a culture of innovation and collaboration.
  • Contribute to the development of data science (AI/ML) roadmaps and strategies that align with the company's long-term objectives.


  • Master’s or Ph.D degree in a quantitative field, i.e. statistics, economics, mathematics, computer science, or other related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in a data science related field, with a proven track record of delivering successful projects and solving complex problems.
  • Strong proficiency in programming languages such as Python or R, with experience in data manipulation, visualization libraries, machine learning and statistical analysis.
  • Experience or completed coursework in cloud-based computing platforms like AWS.
  • Practical and results-oriented with strong project management and communications skills.
  • Curiosity, enthusiasm, positive attitude, a passion to build, and a willingness to seek and learn new concepts.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead and motivate a team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in growing and scaling data science capabilities within an organization is a plus.
  • Experience working in the Automotive or Manufacturing Industry is a plus.


Why Join Us:  

  • Opportunity to lead and shape the future of our data science department.
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment that fosters growth and development.
  • Competitive compensation package with flexible work arrangements.
  • Chance to make a meaningful impact by leveraging data-driven insights to drive business success.