Data Lead (Remote in SA)

Cape Town – Western Cape – South Africa

Data Lead: Shape Data Future and Lead a Dynamic Team
Do you dream of leading a team of data experts and shaping the future of our data ecosystem? Are you passionate about innovation, collaboration, and building impactful products? If so, we’ve got the perfect opportunity for you! If you have a Master’s degree in Data Science or equivalent practical experience, technical skills in Python, R or Julia, cloud computing, web application frameworks, GIS, databases, machine learning, and BI tools, and in-depth knowledge of product development processes, leadership frameworks, and financial management, we encourage you to apply.
Type: Permanent – Fully remote within SA
Salary: Up to R75 000 pm ctc
The Impact
As the Data Lead, you’ll be a key player in driving excellence across product design, development, and deployment. You’ll lead a team of data specialists, ensuring their work aligns with ambitious company culture and values. Your vision will guide the development of data products used by people across continents. This is a fast-paced, challenging, and ever-evolving role, perfect for an empathetic and creative leader with a strong analytical mind.
We Value
    • Data Expertise: Deep understanding of data science principles and a commitment to responsible, ethical data use.
    • Technical Prowess: Strong skills in Python, R or Julia, cloud computing, and other relevant technologies.
    • Leadership Acumen: Experience leading and developing teams in a remote environment.
    • Collaborative Spirit: A passion for working across departments to achieve collective goals.
    • Growth Mindset: A commitment to continuous learning and improvement.
You’ll Be Responsible For
    • Developing and executing a data strategy aligned with business objectives.
    • Leading the Data Team in designing, building, and refining data products, methods, and tools.
    • Customizing and deploying these solutions for various use cases.
    • Making strategic decisions to maximize return on investment and drive operational excellence.
    • Fostering a positive and productive team environment that reflects our company culture.
The Ideal Candidate
The Ideal Candidate
    • Master’s degree in data science or equivalent experience.
    • Multiple additional data-focused qualifications are highly desirable.
    • Technical skills in Python, R or Julia, cloud computing, web application frameworks, GIS, databases, machine learning, and BI tools.
    • Proven track record in product development and technical product deployment.
    • Proficiency in problem-solving, decision-making, and organization.
    • Experience in a technical development environment, product development, and deploying technical products. 
    • Experience with popular project management and communication tools (Notion, Slack, etc.) is a plus.
Join and lead the charge in shaping the future of data!