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Senior Engineer (Machine Learning)

at Recruit Digital in Cape Town

We are looking for talented developers to build out the best damn big data team in Africa.

Note that this is not a data science position and that it requires building large-scale, production-grade software systems that applies machine learning in practice, including the training of machine learning models.

You will:


  • Work with a firehose of data
  • Build state-of-the-art statistical models
  • Touch all aspects of the business
  • Brainstorm new ideas and concepts
  • Work with teammates on design, and code reviews
  • Build real time systems that integrate with the rest of our stack

We expect you to:


  • Be creative
  • Be flexible
  • Use the data, Luke
  • And take pride in your work

Minimum requirements


  • Computer Science degree (alternatively a degree in a related field with work experience as a software engineer)
  • Strong Mathematical or Statistical experience

Standard requirements


  • Python experience
  • Linux experience
  • Commercial software experience
  • Experience with Hadoop/Spark/R
  • Machine Learning / Data Mining / Big Data experience
  • MSc (or even PhD) in a related field

The Environment:


  • takealot.com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve
  • We are short on ego and high on output
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, its all in the execution after all
  • We love what we do and what we are creating

The Team:


  • A small, highly skilled team (2x PhDs and 1x MSc-in-progress)
  • A high degree of autonomy
  • Maintains links with academia



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