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Data scientist

Cape Town / Johannesburg / The Netherlands · Full time

Who we are

Cape AI was founded at the beginning of 2019 by enthusiastic data-driven entrepreneur Pieter Boon and Artificial Intelligence expert Koen Bonenkamp. At Cape AI we believe that skilled AI developers can contribute to a better planet. Together with our clients we shape their future and help improve their triple-bottom-line: People, Planet, Profit. What sets us apart from other consulting firms is that all team members can spend 20% of their time on personal development and prototyping disruptive AI-based business models.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for a problem solver with strong soft skills, lots of hand-on experience with building machine learning models, handling SQL databases and scaling to big data sets (Spark/Hadoop etc.). Suitable candidates should be very proficient in at least one programming language (preferably Python) and have DevOps skills – familiarity with Git/virtual machines in the cloud etc. Understanding of, and ability to explain, the mathematics and statistics behind machine learning algorithms would be an advantage.

Work through complex business problems and effectively communicate recommendations

Solid mathematical understanding of machine learning algorithms

Programming skills

Applicant requirements

Finalized university degree in Math, Statistics, Computer science or similar

Work visa for the location you are applying for (to become eligible for an inter-company transfer, you need to first work 6 months at your local office)

Full-time available and willing to travel to the client


Depending on work experience:
South Africa: R 20.000 / R 100.000 month
The Netherlands: EUR 2.500 / EUR 8.000 month

Need help?

Not sure exactly what we’re looking for or just want clarification? We’d be happy to chat with you and clear things up. Anytime!

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Don't see a job for you?

Do you feel like you belong working with Cape AI, but we just don’t have your dream job posted? No problem - just reach out.

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Apply by filling out the form. The form asks you to upload your curriculum vitae in pdf format.

If you don't meet the above criteria please consider applying for our internship instead.