ABOUT US

Nimble Group is a specialist financial services firm that provides credit management solutions to established credit grantors across the banking, retailer, and service-providing industries.

Culture-wise, we are looking for someone who will contribute to our nimble nature, fast-paced solution engineering mind-set, and continuous exploring of new ideas and concepts. We are a team of self-starters who enjoy pushing the boundaries of what it takes to stay ahead of the game!

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are looking for someone who is able to apply analytical and machine learning skills to not only maintain current machine learning models in production but also developing new models from start to end.

If you are the type that gets excited about problem solving and ‘deep dives’ (diagnostic analytics) and using the results of predictive models to determine and test strategies (prescriptive analytics) then why not reach out to us for a virtual coffee and let us see if it is a fit?

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the management and direction of the Head of Analytics, the Data Scientist will have the following responsibilities (including but not limited to);

  • • Development and application of predictive machine learning algorithms
  • • Extracting and combining data from different data sources.
  • • Data processing using various Python libraries, including feature engineering, and training & evaluating machine learning models.
  • • Deploying trained models to production systems
  • • Deploying machine learning models to production systems
  • • Performing deep dive diagnostic analytics in order to identify problem areas
  • • A/B testing (“champion/challenger”) in order to evaluate the results of predictive models and to design an implementation strategy based on the results of the tests
  • • Designing, implementing and executing various health checks on models in production in order to determine if re-alignment or re-development might be necessary

REQUIREMENTS

  • • A Degree in Engineering / Applied Mathematics / Statistics with 1 + years’ experience working as a Data Scientist / Analyst OR,
  • • 3 + years’ experience working as a Data Scientist / Analyst
  • • Working experience in the credit industry is preferable but not a requirement
  • • The role will require intermediate to advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel
  • • Experience with relational databases (MS SQL)
  • • Experience in visualising data

COMPETENCIES / SKILLS

  • • Strong Programming foundations including MS SQL and Python
  • • Strong Mathematical foundations
  • • Solid Statistical foundations
  • • A working understanding of the different types of analytics
  • • Ability to work on complex problems and accept failure as part of the process
  • • Machine learning experience
  • • Attention to detail
  • • Great communication – must be able to communicate with business and explain difficult concepts
  • • A team player
  • • Takes initiative
  • • Innovative thinker

This appointment will be made in line with the Nimble Group Employment equity plan.