Senior Data ScientistM-KOPA
Due to an internal promotion, M-KOPA is looking to welcome an additional Senior Data Scientist to their distributed Data Science and Analytics team. As a senior member of the team, you will provide critical data insights and predictions that drive the business as well as contributing the teams standards and vision. Our vision is to be the smartest company in Africa and you will play a crucial part in that.
With over a million customers across multiple geographies, the value derived from our data is essential to both everyday operations and critical business decisions. Data Science at M-KOPA covers a wide range of activities, from building predictive and explanatory models and communicating complex insights, to running experimental pilots and evaluating casual inference. In this position, you’ll sit inside a small team that thinks creatively, builds robustly and communicates clearly. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in building end-to-end data products; including collaborating with stakeholders to scope requirements, extracting and transforming data, building and evaluating models/analyses and deploying these in repeatable and robust manner. Given that a large part of our data and business operations is centered around finance and credit, candidates with strong economics or finance backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Ultimately the responsibility of the Senior Data Scientist is to be a key contributor to the wider data team and generate data driven insights that directly drive and improve the business.
Below are some examples of how this can be achieved:
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Education: A degree in computer science, mathematics or related quantitative field / demonstrated self-directed learning.
Experience: 4+ years in a role with a similar focus, 2+ years of predictive modelling experience preferred.
Knowledge / Skills:
Competitive package covering a monthly salary reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills, performance bonus and medical benefits.
TO APPLY: Please submit your CV and cover letter telling us why you would like to be considered for this role.
At M-KOPA, our aim is to increase access to life-improving technologies at huge scale. We do this through an innovative credit model – pay-as-you-go asset financing – of which M-KOPA was an early global pioneer. With offices in Nairobi, Kampala, Lagos, and London, M-KOPA serves over 1 million low-income households in Sub-Saharan Africa. Since its commercial launch in 2012, M-KOPA has made its name in off-grid solar power, providing customers with solar panels and solar-powered lights, televisions, radios, fridges, and more – this is often our customers' first access to electricity.
M-KOPA's affordable credit model can also be applied to assets beyond off-grid solar power, and in 2019, we began providing credit for smartphones, which enables our customers to move from feature phones to smartphones and improve their connectivity, communication, and information access. Today, smartphone financing is a rapidly growing business line – with enormous opportunities for innovation and increasing our customer impact.
M-KOPA currently employs over 1,000 full-time staff across its operating countries. We value progress, innovation, pragmatism, collaboration, and – most of all – our customers. We have been well recognised for our pioneering business model and scale.
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