Data Scientist

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The purpose of this role is to serve as an analytics specialist in the business, focusing on advanced data mining, statistical analysis and modelling of data to create solutions that enable enhanced business performance through data-driven insights. 

Key Role and Responsibilities:

  1. Design, implement and evaluate advanced statistical models (45%)
  2. Cleansing and verifying the integrity of data and enhancing data sources where necessary (15%)
  3. Performs ad-hoc data mining and exploratory analysis (15%)
  4. Visualize data insights and communicate findings (15%)
  5. Perform research and constantly stays on top of the industry’s trends (10%)


Education and Experience:

  • 4+ years experience in the Data industry
  • Specific qualifications or technical skills
  • A Bachelor's degree (Stats, Engineering, Business Science preferred)
  • Experience in data analysis and business intelligence
  • Proficiency in SQL
  • Proficiency in R or Python
  • Experience working in statistics
  • Experience in building machine learning models

Additional required skills

  • Good Problem Solving Skills
  • Analytical, strategic and logical thinker
  • Time management, discipline, accountability, self-motivation and eagerness to learn
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical audience
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate to data solutions
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and work as part of a team as well as on your own
  • Attention to Detail


What you'll get from us:

  • A high growth company that is rapidly emerging as a leader in the South African Edtech space
  • Continuous training with opportunities for professional development
  • A deep commitment to fostering a great work-life balance
  • A huge support system
  • The opportunity to continue your own education: we pay for two continuing education GetSmarter short courses a year for every GetSmarter employee


Why It’s Great to Work at GetSmarter

GetSmarter offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our office is a social place. We believe that a community of motivated, healthy and happy employees is key to a thriving team. This is why we place huge importance on the culture at GetSmarter and creating an environment that brings out the best in our team.



GetSmarter offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Subsidised medical aid
  • Subsidised healthy meals and in-house canteen
  • Subsidised  in-house biokineticist
  • Free gym
  • Generous paid leave policies
  • Free enrolment in two GetSmarter-powered online short courses annually
  • Continuous professional development through our Sales Training Academy
  • A complimentary caffeine kick every morning and afternoon, made by our in-house barista
  • Fun theme days and spontaneous activities planned by our culture squad

About GetSmarter and 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

GetSmarter is an online education company based in Cape Town. We collaborate with leading universities globally to offer premium continuing education short courses that allow working professionals to expand and update their skill set, and advance their careers. In 2017, GetSmarter was acquired by 2U, Inc, a leader in the online higher education market.


2U partners with great colleges and universities to build what we believe is the world’s best digital education. Our platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. 2U's No Back Row® approach allows qualified students and working professionals around the world to experience a first-rate university education and successful outcomes. To learn more, visit