Data Scientist - Jumia (Full Time)
Jumia is the leading pan-Africa e-commerce platform. Founded in 2012, Jumia’s mission is to improve the quality of everyday life in Africa by leveraging technology to deliver innovative, convenient and affordable online services to consumers, while helping businesses grow as they use our platform to reach and serve consumers.
Our platforms consist of our marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers, our logistics service, which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers, and our payment service, which facilitates transactions among participants active on our platform in selected markets.
Through our online platforms, consumers can access a wide range of physical and digital goods and services, fashion, electronics, beauty products and also hotel and flight bookings or restaurant delivery.
With over 3,000 employees in 14 countries spanning across 6 African regions, Jumia is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by very high-profile shareholders.
Jumia is committed to creating sustainable impact for Africa. Jumia offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation.
On the Data science part, Jumia is heavily accelerating. With tons of data already gathered and usable, our intent is really to spread its use to be everyday more data-driven.
We are looking for talented people with a passion for Africa to join our team and embark on our exciting journey!
What's this job all about?
A key element to help Jumia grow is to use an unprecedented amount of data available to make smart decisions. Data Science team is an agile and international team spread across different countries.
Data Scientists are working closely with Big Data engineers, business stakeholders and Product owners. Data Science team is involved in various projects (to name a few) :
Delivery route optimisation
Product image similarity
Product / Restaurant recommendations
User search queries segmentation
Loan default prediction
To take us to the next level, we are looking for a proactive Data Scientist with hands-on experience with either of the said areas.
The ideal candidate would be able to design and implement data science analysis and models to find patterns in the data and understand the quality of it.
Develop end-to-end understanding of all data science projects objectives
Working with the team to deliver impact
Evaluate models and fine tune model parameters considering the business problem behind.
Be able to take responsibility about the topic
Working closely with data / bigData engineers to deploy the models into production and ensure scalability
Master degree (with 2+ years of experience) in data science or similar field
Very comfortable using pandas, numpy, scikit-learn, xgboost and matplotlib
Experience in one or more programming languages (Python, R, etc.)
Knowledge of applied statistics (fit regression curves, build predictive models, statistical significance)
Good communication skills
Nice to have : experience in NLP, Deep Learning related libs (e.g. TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch), PySpark, Solver, AB tests
We offer :
A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet venturesA company that is truly willing to invest effort and time in data usage
Please send your CV in English. CV in other languages will not be considered.