Hiring Organization: Zola Electric


The Data Scientist will play a critical role in designing and implementing enhancements to our data analytics strategy. The position will involve working with our Hardware and Software teams and external partners to analyze the functional needs, translate them into technical requirements and implement them.
Gain understanding from domain experts on functional need from stakeholders and business problems or objectives
Translate functional needs in technical descriptions how to collect, extract and analyze data,
Drive improvements in efficiency, automation, cleaning, transformations, and error detection
Introduce (machine learning) models to diagnose and forecasting tools based on designs
Implement new models in engineering stack all the way into production
Propose visualizations and embedding in the business process or products
Being able to explain and communicate models to non-native data engineers
Continuously explore data to improve models


BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Math, Econometrics or equivalent
3-5 years of experience in business, data analytics or data scientist role
Expert-level SQL relational data experience
At least 2 years of Python or similar experience
Able to translation of business needs/requirements into technical requirements
Able to build out data resources needed
Excellent communication skills
Planning and Organizing Skills
Time Management Skills
AWS basics

Experience with the following is a bonus:

Worked with distributed teams (Collaborative)
Looker or other BI/dashboarding experience
Deployment on OSS stack
Different software building best practices, like Agile or Kanban working

Other information:

Preferred locations are Lagos, Nigeria (virtual) or Arusha, Tanzania, although this role can be fulfilled on-site and remotely.
We have offices in East Africa, West Africa, Europe and the western United States.
You will need to be available for working meetings and collaboration with colleagues in these locations / time zones.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Zola Electric on www.linkedin.com to apply

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