PBT Group Careers

Be part of our team of Data Specialists and embark on a career of the future!

Job Title
Data Scientist
Employment Type
Full Time
5 to 25 years
Job Published
04 December 2023
Job Reference No.

Job Description

PBT Group has an opportunity for Data Scientist for a project in Cape Town.



  • Design, build, test, and deploy complex machine learning and Generative AI models and algorithms that drive analytical solutions across organisation.
  • Collaborate with translators and understand business problems to implement scalable and sustainable solutions.
  • Coordinate with business intelligence, Digital Specialists and Data Engineers to deliver holistic analytics solutions.
  • Supports translators in communicating the design, operation and output of the analytics models/solutions developed.
  • Ensures appropriate analysis and regular solution maintenance testing over time.


Skills and Experience Required:

  • 3+ years' experience in a statistical and/or data science role; executing ML-driven analytics use cases E2E (data, ML models, change management, execution and monitoring) is a big advantage.
  • Must have experience in machine learning, statistics, optimization, or related fields.
  • Must understand key ML concepts such as ML model training and evaluation, boosting models, bias-variance trade-off, feature engineering, clustering approaches, A/B testing, leakage.
  • Programming / coding experience is necessary; specific experience in Python is a plus.
  • Experience working with large data sets, simulation/optimisation and distributed computing tools (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, etc.) is a plus.
  • Strong Data Engineering background 
  • AI knowledge


Other skills:

  • Business intuition: understand links between available data schema, modeling choices and business considerations.
  • Open to work in agile environments with multiple stakeholders.
  • Professional and service orientation attitude; team player.
  • Good verbal and written communication.
  • Quickly learn business needs and translate them into possible analytical solutions.
  • Strong work ethic: ability to work at an abstract level and gain consensus.
  • Able to build a sense of trust and relationship that creates a comfortable and effective workplace.
  • Attitude to thrive in an accelerated environment.


Qualifications/ Certification:

  • Postgraduate degree in Mathematical Statistics/Data Science, Actuarial Science or Applied Mathematics or related technical discipline (Economics/Engineering/Computer Science acceptable with majors / research in statistics / data science); Masters’ degree is an advantage.


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