Senior Data Scientist

Technical Team · Cape Town, Western Cape
Department Technical Team
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Join the growing team at DataProphet, the only African company to be named by the World Economic Forum as one of 56 emerging tech firms for its 2019 cohort of Technology Pioneers who are shaping their industry and their region in new and exciting ways.

DataProphet is a global leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for manufacturing. Our award winning technology embeds unique adaptations and advancements of deep learning, enabling AI to have a significant, practical, impact on the factory floor. DataProphet’s solutions are built to be adapted and integrated into existing environments, making it possible for our digital transformation team to take your operations from zero to AI. We understand manufacturing and that real impact is achieved with pre-emptive actions because real-time is often too late. For more information, visit

Role Overview:

The most exciting part of this dynamic role is the opportunity to innovate data-science led solutions to some very hard problems.  You will have the chance to test a variety of methods (and invent your own) in pursuit of our autonomous manufacturing vision.

This role will require you to innovate on scientific approaches, codify solutions using current best coding practices, and train installation teams in using and applying the solutions. Our products include methods such as dimensionality reduction, clustering, time series modelling, and anomaly detection, among others.

Roles and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and improving our data science toolset;
  • Innovating on data science and product solutions;
  • Experimentation to confirm scientific approaches;
  • Verification and validation of product installations;
  • Thought leadership in the technical team, including innovating new approaches.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A senior degree in science, engineering, mathematics, or statistics;
  • Advanced Python experience;
  • Direct experience working with Tensorflow, PyTorch, or Keras required;
  • Knowledge of broad families of machine learning algorithms (supervised, unsupervised, self-supervised, attention) beneficial with the ideal candidate having direct experience across several; and
  • Familiarity with coding best practices, including git workflows.

Why join DataProphet?

We are a diverse and ambitious team who are passionate about AI and machine learning and aligned in our vision to create inspiring change in the world around us. 

We work together in our beautiful office located in Green Point, Cape Town. It is a professional but supportive and fun environment created to provide a space for everyone to bring their best selves to work every day.  

The spirit of curiosity and continuous learning are in our DNA and we encourage everyone to approach all things in this manner so that we continue to grow and develop as professionals and individuals.

Among us are gamers, yogi’s, series lovers, runners, climbers, gym bunnies and 1 x Iron Mike… ahem, Man. We are committed to supporting our team holistically and therefore; have showers to rinse off after lunch time activities, host games nights for ultimate intercompany show downs, host screenings of favorite series and provide healthy food and snacks to keep everyone fueled up along the way. And don’t forget, a steady flow of delicious coffee!

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  • Location
    Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Department
    Technical Team
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience