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Senior Data Scientist - Jumia Pay (Full time)

Jumia Group

Posted on December 2, 2019

5 - 6 years Cairo - Egypt

Ph.D/Doctorate, Other(Other), Other(Other). Any Nationality

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As a Senior Data Scientist, you will lead our global effort to lower payment risk. Our consumers need to be able to pay seamlessly the products/service they are looking for, but at the same time we need to prevent fraudulent transactions. To tackle one of the most complex and fascinating problems of e-commerce you will mine millions of data points to identify suspicious patterns. With the support of our risk analysts and tech team you will be responsible for analyzing large amounts of data, building complex models (using data analysis and machine learning), improving their accuracy and deploying these models with the help of our Big Data Engineers. Your work will serve millions of consumers and will have a direct impact on JumiaPay s goals.
Main Responsibilities
• Take the lead on identifying the right problems to solve in order to improve fraudulent behaviour detection
• Define the payment risk data science roadmap together with our Head of Payment Risk
• Develop end-to-end understanding of our payment risk tool including technical implementation
• Coordinate with our risk tech/product/risk analysts to improve online payment risk management
• Stay up-to-date with the state of the art machine learning techniques of classification
• Design and implement state of the art machine learning approaches
• Drive payment risk testing strategy and insights gathering
• Propose innovation for the risk management feature
Required Skills & Qualifications
• PhD or Master degree (with 5+ years of experience) in data science or similar field
• Entrepreneurial and pragmatic mindset
• Good communication skills, ability to promote complex topics to a non technical audience
• Be an expert in Data Analysis, Clustering, Classification and Anomaly Detection
• Highly proficient in Python, Spark and Hortonworks is a plus
• Extremely hands on in building Machine Learning products
• Experience in building data products and crunching terabytes of data
• A good portfolio of machine learning projects with a significant impact on the bottom line
• Familiarity with Deep Learning is a plus


Internet / E-commerce / Dotcom

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Senior Data Scientist - Jumia Pay (Full time)

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