Senior Data Scientist
Implement and deploy robust, state-of-the-art algorithms for the curation and calibration of user-profiles, recommendation systems, and natural language interfaces
Data modelling, ML Application Deployment
Global (remote)
Company Size
10-50 employees
More than 5 years
Employment Type
4 months ago

About The Room

Drawing upon 15 years of African Leadership Group’s experience delivering transformative learning to young leaders, managers and executives, The Room is a community of high impact leaders on a path to make global change. Individuals from around the world find and share opportunities, events, networks and resources to co-create a collective where opportunity and talent meet. The members of The Room are hard-working, high achievers who share similar values of respect, integrity, diversity, passion and collaboration. The Room as a platform is here to support members to become the best version of themselves both personally and professionally. And to provide them with the tools and confidence to broaden their horizons while sharing in the joy and fulfillment of helping others do the same.


  • Implement and deploy robust, state-of-the-art algorithms in one or more of creation, curation and calibration of user-profiles, recommendation systems, and machine-learned search and retrieval systems using natural language interfaces
  • Convert analytical objectives to well-defined data requirements. Extract, clean, and transform data for purposes of analysis, modelling and reporting
  • Define, test, validate, and refine hypotheses to establish viable product use cases
  • Translate, document and communicate (written and verbal) statistical and analytical results and provide conclusions and recommendations based on data to internal/external stakeholders, oftentimes with a non-technical background
  • Work closely with other data scientists and data engineers, while collaborating productively with the Technology, Product, Marketing, and Business teams.


  • 5+ years industry experience in data science and machine learning
  • Bachelors/Masters in Computer Science or Applied Mathematics, Statistics
  • Fluent in Python, SQL
  • Solid fundamentals of probability, statistics, mathematical optimization, and machine learning.
  • Proficient with Python data science libraries (numpy, scipy, spacy, etc.)
  • Proficient with R, Matlab or other statistical computing languages
  • Familiarity with deep learning frameworks like Tensorflow, Keras, PyTorch, etc.
  • Familiarity with big data technologies like map-reduce, NoSQL, Spark, HBase, Hive
  • A record of published patents and/or peer-reviewed conference/journal publications will be considered a big plus
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work with across teams


  • Humanity Centered: You believe in humanity’s ability to self-improve, and are passionate about leveraging technology to solve human-centric problems
  • Impact Creation Mindset: You seek to create lasting impact by solving problems that address systemic growth challenges
  • Accountability: You have an “owner’s approach” to be able to deliver on minimal supervision
  • Think Big:You think in terms of “Big Hairy Audacious Goals”, building technology systems, processes and teams that are envisioned to solve problems along decades-long horizons
  • Problem Solving:You enjoy tackling hard engineering problems dealing with high-volume, high-velocity data
  • Execution:You have rock-solid coding skills and are comfortable writing production-ready code to deploy data engineering services in a scalable, real-time manner


  • Courage & Initiative: You have an owners’ approach to deliver on our plans & ideas and the entrepreneurial mindsetto take risks and embrace failure
  • Humility & Adaptability: You have a beginners’ mindset and always seek to learn and you are flexible and embrace pivoting
  • Possibility & Adventure: You are passionate about life and have a growth mindset, focusing on the solutions to drive scale and achieve ambitious goals
  • Resilience: You tackle difficult situations with a can-do attitudeand are relentlessin the pursuit of your goals
  • Emergent leadership & Emotional Intelligence: You are self-aware and can manage your emotions and you have an empathic, collaborative approach to leadership and love working with others