Kijani Energy Seeks Senior Data Scientist

Role: Senior Data Scientist

Start Date: 1 December 2020

Terms: Full time for duration of pilot, with view to extend to permanent position

Hours: Flexible

Location: Remote

Salary: £35,000 – £40,000 per annum

Applications with CV and cover note to: neelo@kijanienergycompany.com – (Max 2 pages each)

Role Summary

Kijani Energy is looking for a creative and meticulous Data Scientist to help delve into the unique dataset that we have created and to collaborate directly with the team to bring value and shed light on the channels that make up the market.

Company

Kijani Energy is an innovative African start-up that is interested in understanding how food and other consumable commodities interchange across developing economies. We are keen to bring the power of data science to play our part in resolving some of the biggest challenges facing humanity today, including food insecurity, poverty and the social and economic injustices that these bring about. We are on a mission to create data driven transparency that will remove bottlenecks in the channels that underpin the important food and commodity marketplaces, and ultimately reduce food loss waste, harmonising supply and demand thereby reducing costs and increasing access for all. Kijani Energy is a member of the Centre for Global Equality’s Inclusive Innovation Cultivator.

Pilot

We have been given an exciting opportunity to prove ourselves to a key participant in this market. We are embarking on a 3-6-month pilot to identify and understand the best way to organise ourselves to create the most environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact for the producers and retailers that support the flow of food in these developing markets. By leveraging data mining techniques, carrying out statistical analysis, and building high quality prediction systems we can be part of the solution to make a real impact and stimulate change in developing markets.

The Role

  • We’re looking for a creative and meticulous Data Scientist to help delve into the unique dataset that we have created and collaborate directly with the team to bring value and shed light on the channels that make up the market
  • You will use various statistical methods to process and analyse large datasets
  • You will be able to create insights and visualisations to facilitate impactful decision making
  • You will create new, experimental frameworks to collect data
  • Building tools to automate data collection
  • Searching through large data sets for usable information
  • Correlating similar data to find actionable results
  • Selecting features, building and optimizing classifiers using machine learning techniques
  • Data mining using state-of-the-art methods
  • Extending 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

What we need from you

  • Hands-on experience of owning and delivering end to end analytics solutions from requirements gathering to building and delivering data driven insights
  • Extensive experience manipulating data using programmatic tools like SQL, Python and R (Mandatory)
  • Good scripting and programming skills
  • Quantitative degree (Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or Computer Science)
  • Some experience producing insights and dashboards with Power BI or Tableau would be helpful but not mandatory
  • Comfortable guiding and mentoring junior data analysts
  • Passion for delivering new insights that will make a real difference to the lives of people living in developing countries
  • Keen to work in a happy and dynamic start up environment with an international team that is relaxed, fun to work with and is mindful of and flexible towards the other demands on your time

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