Data Scientist opportunity in Ghana
Unleash your creativity and join the team set to change the face of banking in Ghana!
Data modelling
Accra, Ghana
Company Size
>200 employees
Experience
1-2 years
Employment Type
Full-time
15 days ago

Description

Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited (CBG) is an Indigenous Ghanaian Universal Bank licensed by Bank of Ghana under the Specialized Deposit – Taking Institutions Act, 2016 (Act 930). The Bank started operations on August 1, 2018. With its Corporate Head Office located in Accra, the Bank has 114 branches across 13 regions in Ghana.

Our Vision is to be the most trusted bank in Ghana and our Mission is to be the preferred Ghanaian bank providing simple, secure and differentiated banking experience to customers.

Our Core Values are:

  • Integrity – Truthful, don't promise if you can't fulfill it
  • Excellence – We get it right the first time, no rework, no amendments
  • Innovation – We find creative solutions that exceed the task by dedicating our very best minds and energies daily.
  • Teamwork – We recognize that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts when we collaborate openly and respectfully with each other to deliver the best as one team.

The Bank’s Digital Journey

We are building a data-driven bank that will harness the existing potential of unifying large volumes of data from a variety of sources, perform robust analysis that identifies relationships and patterns that are predictive of business success, and gather actionable insights.

As an employer, we have a strong commitment to provide equal employment opportunities for all, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or marital status. We are committed to attracting the best talent through a transparent, fair and merit driven process.

Job Description

You will be responsible for the development of solutions to challenging business problems using data wrangling and data modelling using an array of tools and techniques on large, structured and unstructured data sets to solve problems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform data pre-processing including data manipulation, transformation, normalisation, standardisation, visualisation, and derivation of new variables/features
  • Gather data for use in data science models, ensuring that chosen datasets best reflect the organisations goals
  • Uses creative approaches to feature engineering of transactional information, location information, behaviour-based information, product information, claims information and internal expense information
  • Analyse data, assess data validity and usability using advanced data analytics and mining techniques
  • Review data results to ensure accuracy and communicate results and insights to relevant stakeholders
  • Create data-driven business recommendations using data as a starting point to propose experiments, projects, and products.
  • Code, test and maintain models within the technology architecture using best practices and ensure solutions are executable

Job Requirements

  • Minimum first Degree in computer science, mathematics, physics, software engineering, statistics, actuarial science, data science or a related filed.
  • 1-4 years’ experience as Data Scientist
  • Strong coding with experience in R / Python and SQL essential
  • Machine learning and predictive modelling practical experience required
  • Strong mathematical and statistical skills
  • Solid background in advanced analytical methods
  • Understanding of Big Data technologies
  • Ability to communicate complex data in a simple, actionable way.

Additional Information

  • Must have the requisite permits to work in Ghana