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Data Scientist

Our mission is to build leading online marketplaces in underserved markets, creating sustainable value for the community

Saltside Technologies develops and operates websites in emerging markets, with focus set on online classified sites. Currently Saltside operates the top classified sites in Sri Lanka (ikman.lk), Bangladesh and Ghana and Nigeria.

At Saltside, we believe there is a great opportunity to build valuable online products and businesses for emerging markets. In these countries, the vast majority of people have yet to go online for the first time. Affordable cell phones and Internet access will enable them to have their first Internet experience in the coming years – and we think they should be greeted by high quality services and a great end-user experience when they do.

Responsibilities

  • Extract and analyse large volume of data deeply to understand and deduce a wide range of information about products of Saltside and their history
  • Transform these insights into actionable reports and product features, to deliver highly personalized and individualized experiences to all our users.
  • Anticipate user’s needs based on their past actions, collaborative filters and other data analytics techniques to create highly engaging experiences that increase usage.
  • Communicate data insights to the team and recommend concrete actions and inferences to the team
  • Provide technical expertise in statistical analysis, mathematical modelling, data mining/machine learning
  • Institutionalise user analytics in processes and decision making, both strategic and tactical that will drive to achieve Saltside mission
  • Make sure we develop analytics as part of our DNA and whatever features we build captures enough meaningful analytics for future data mining
  • Have fun while driving innovation through data by challenging the status quo in education and learning and providing creative data based solutions

Requirements

  • Strong mathematical, statistical, and scientific modelling skills
  • Proficiency in Data Science algorithms using Python, Java or R
  • Experience in segmentation building, predictive analytics, and statistical modelling
  • Proficiency in SQL and handling large and unstructured datasets
  • Experience with data visualization software and/or libraries (e.g. Tableau, d3, processing, ggplot2, matplotlib etc)
  • Experience with Big Data processing using Spark and Storm
  • Able to work in tandem with business partners and engineering to formulate and solve tractable projects
  • Able to translate a high-level directions into practical projects and lead/drive their completion with minimal supervision
  • Be a data enthusiast and a data skeptic; we need both. You know enough machine learning to personalize and shape the user experience, but you also know when machine learning is not the answer.
  • Adept at problem solving using both textbook methods and novel viewpoints
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • 5-10 years of experience in user analytics
  • A plus if you have experience with NoSQL platforms, especially MongoDB
  • A plus if you have experience with software development in a team setting
  • You have great communication skills in both written and verbal English
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Why Saltside?

At Saltside, we believe there is a great opportunity to build valuable online products and businesses for emerging markets. In these countries, the vast majority of people have yet to go online for the first time.

Affordable cell phones and Internet access will enable them to have their first Internet experience in the coming years, and we think they should be greeted by high quality services and a great experience when they do.

There are as many reasons to join Saltside as there are employees, but here are some of the things our employees value:

  • Build something that matters

    We believe in markets - each time a deal deal is done through our sites, two people walk away better off than before.

  • Get better at what you do

    You get freedom to find your own solutions and the support and structure necessary to succeed.

  • Get a fair deal

    Our employees are the only reason we are successful, so we make sure to give you a fair deal. That's a no-brainer.

Welcome to Saltside

Saltside has offices in Europe (Gothenburg), Africa (Accra & Lagos) and Asia (Bangalore, Dubai, Dhaka & Colombo), all with different cultural settings and ways of working and living.

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