Data Scientist

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Engineering, Information Technology
Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Job Description

About Frontieri: Frontier i  Consult PLC, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with Office in Berlin, Germany, is one of the leading consulting firms in Ethiopia. The firm was established in 2008 primarily to undertake research and consulting activities in the areas of development in several disciplines to governmental and non-governmental organizations, and bilateral and multilateral institutions.

Frontier i is home for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. As such, the company assembled competent professionals and works in partnership with scholars across the country and abroad. For further information, please visit our website at:

Currently, we are seeking to hire a Data Scientist. We are looking for a Data Scientist to analyze large amounts of raw information to find patterns that will help improve our company. We will rely on you to build data products to extract valuable business insights.

Job Description

Scope/Job purpose:

 In this role, you should be highly analytical with a knack for analysis, math and statistics. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are essential for interpreting data. We also want to see a passion for machine-learning and research. Help our company analyze trends to make better decisions.

Major/key Responsibilities:

  • Identifying relevant data sources for business needs
  • Collecting structured and unstructured data
  • Sourcing missing data
  • Organizing data in to usable formats
  • Building predictive models
  • Building machine learning algorithms
  • Enhancing the data collection process
  • Processing, cleansing & verifying of data
  • Analyzing data for trends and patterns and to find answers to specific questions
  • Setting up data infrastructure
  • Develop, implement and maintain databases
  • Assess quality of data and remove or clean data
  • Generating information and insights from data sets and identifying trends and patterns
  • Preparing reports for executive and project teams
  • Create visualizations of data

Job Requirements

Qualification and Experience:

  • MSc in IT, Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or related; graduate degree in Data Science or other quantitative field is preferred
  • Experience: 7 years and above in this profession
  • Proven experience as a Data Scientist or Data Analyst
  • Experience in data mining
  • Understanding of machine-learning and operations research
  • Knowledge of R, SQL and Python; familiarity with Scala, Java or C++ is an asset
  • Intermediate understanding of databases such as SQL Server, Oracle and SAP.
  • Experience using business intelligence tools (e.g. Tableau) and data frameworks (e.g. Hadoop)
  • Analytical mind and business acumen
  • Strong math skills (e.g. statistics, algebra)
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong mathematical & numeracy skills
  • Understanding of website scripts such as XML, Javascript, JSON
  • Understanding of ETL framework and ETL tools including Alteryx and Microsoft SSIS
  • Digital marketing analytics tools including Google 360, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and Adobe Marketing Suite

How to Apply

Candidates who are interested and fulfill the requirements shall submit their applications/motivation letters along with their updated CV via email at [email protected] by mentioning the position title on the subject line.


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