Install Team Scientist (Process Engineer/Data Scientist)

Install team · Cape Town, Western Cape
Department Install team
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level


Join the growing team at DataProphet, an award winning, venture backed manufacturing specialist AI company where, through your success you will be able to have a substantial impact upon the company. Our highly qualified A-team is developing and implementing cutting edge AI value-based solutions which have a measurable impact upon our customers in the manufacturing industry.

As recognized by the World Economic Forum and CB Insights in 2020 as one of the Top 100 AI Startups, DataProphet has helped customers around the world, with pre-emptive actions, to reduce their cost of non-quality by an average of 40 percent. We pride ourselves on understanding manufacturing and that real impact is achieved with pre-emptive actions because real-time is often too late.

Role Overview:

As an install team scientist you are responsible for building data representations of physical processes and running optimisation services against these models as part of the delivery of DataProphet’s award winning PRESCRIBE system.  Using the extensive tooling developed by the DataProphet team, you will critically evaluate the model output from the data representation and exercise judgement in selecting the best plant operating paradigm.

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

  • Capturing the production plant hierarchy as a tree.
  • Generating a data representation of the material flow through the plant.
  • Training models on this representation.
  • Evaluating model output and performing qualitative and quantitative investigations.
  • Communicating modelling results to a technical audience.
  • Preparing prescriptions for commissioning tests.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • STEM Qualification: Engineering, Mathematics, Science, or similar degree.
  • Experience working with manufacturing or production data would be a huge advantage.
  • Basic knowledge of Python.
  • Basic knowledge of TensorFlow and Pandas.
  • Principled and practical understanding of basic statistics and high level machine learning.

Note: this role does not require an expert understanding of data science or programming.

Why join DataProphet? 

We are a small but diverse and very ambitious team who are passionate about what we do and aligned in our vision to create inspiring change in the world around us. We spend our days solving challenging technical problems in manufacturing using cutting edge AI.

Our global team works together through the use of technology which is supported by a culture of consistent communication. 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. As a way of connecting and strengthening relationships, when possible, we come together as a team in Cape Town each year for a strategic planning and team building offsite event.

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 both as professionals and individuals.

We’re looking for highly skilled, passionate people to help us do something daring, difficult, and incredibly rewarding.  If you’re ready to be inspired, solve problems, grow professionally, and unleash your talent…then apply today.  

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  • Location
    Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Department
    Install team
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience