Data Scientist

Pettysave is hiring!


Pettysave is looking for an experienced data scientist that will help us discover the information hidden in vast amounts of data, and help us make smarter decisions to deliver even better products. Your primary focus will be in applying data mining techniques, doing statistical analysis, and building high quality prediction systems integrated with our product. Our product is built with:

  • Adonis.js / Node.js (Backend)
  • MySQL & Redis (Datastore)
  • Github (Code hosting)
  • Nuxt.js (Frontend)
  • Flutter (Mobile apps)
  • AWS (DevOps)

Job Description

  • Selecting features, building and optimizing classifiers using machine learning techniques
  • Data mining using state-of-the-art methods
  • Extending company’s data with third party sources of information when needed
  • Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems
  • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner
  • Creating automated anomaly detection systems and constant tracking of its performance

Preferred Experience

  • A minimum of 4 years experience in data science
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc.
  • Experience with common data science toolkits, such as R, Weka, NumPy, MatLab, etc. Excellence in at least one of these is highly desirable
  • Experience with data visualisation tools, such as D3.js, GGplot, etc
  • Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL
  • Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc
  • Good scripting and programming skills
  • Data-oriented personality
  • Knowledge of Git and approaches for software development processes that allow delivering high-quality code
  • You are able to find pragmatic solutions for today's challenges while allowing the code to be able to fulfil tomorrows changing requirements
  • Excellent communication skills

Nice to haves

  • Certificates from data science training
  • Experience in analysing financial systems
  • Knowledge of Node.js

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria ()