Data Science Team Lead at Luno

  • IT / Telecom Jobs In South Africa
  • Full time
  • 3 months ago
  • South Africa
  • Salary Rand 1000-2000 / Monthly
  • Shift Full Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelors Degree
  • Number of vacancies 5 openings
  • Job experience 3 years
  • Job level Officer

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be responsible for but not limited to the following job functions:

What you’ll do

  • Hire, manage and guide your team to ensure that Luno attracts and develops the best talent in the Data Science team
  • Building a solid high-performing team that is poised for future growth through development, coaching, clear expectation setting and a strong focus on employee experience
  • Create an environment that instills trust, encourages world-class performance and ensures clear transparent communications to align around the overall vision of the product
  • Develop relationships across the business to increase the data science team’s influence and broaden its perspective
  • Aligning teams to Luno’s strategy to achieve business objectives
  • Ensure delivery of outcomes through helping remove blockers, and discussing statistical, software engineering, and data issues with your team
  • Build enthusiasm around innovation, technical growth, and learning for the Data Science team
  • Collaborating with leaders within the organisation and develop an inspiring data science “way of working” that you will ensure is applied in your team, providing clarity to the rest of Luno and, therefore, setting your team up for success
  • Working closely across all key product development functions, including Engineering, Design, Product Management, Operations, Marketing, and Customer Success to influence, advise and coordinate efforts, ensure strategic alignment and seamless execution
  • Conducting periodic one-on-ones with your direct reports, review their performance, understand what keeps them happy and engaged, and offer career mentoring

Required Knowledge and Experience

Luno South Africa pride ourselves with having the best people, which are our most important assets. Luno South Africa  has been recognized for having the highest ethics and strives for excellence through distinctly higher standards than the norm.

Luno South Africa therefore urge only candidates with these unique requirements and experience to apply for this stimulating position.

  • You love working with people, and seeing them grow and succeed
  • You have at least 5 years experience working in a data science function, or similar, as an individual contributor, with credible technical credentials
  • Experience in a people leadership role, coaching, mentoring and developing teams, with a proven track record of delivering results through others
  • Experience in building a data science function in a scaling organisation
  • Be able to mentor, evaluate, and promote career growth for data scientists
  • Ability to influence and persuade others
  • Strong people management and mentoring experience and skills
  • Highly collaborative with outstanding relationship building skills
  • You take control and exercise leadership to lead change by initiating action, giving direction and taking responsibility to ensure delivery of outcomes while simultaneously balancing the data scientists’ need for autonomy in how they work
  • You are great in prioritising, planning and organising your day and can manage your time efficiently
  • Working as a team comes naturally to you – it’s all about driving collaboration and teamwork to deliver results
  • Adept at problem solving, especially in relation to getting individuals and teams to be the best version of themselves
  • Creative and critical thinking abilities
  • Nothing holds you back, you have a positive and friendly disposition, with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Familiarity with cryptocurrencies is highly advantageous

Mode of Application

How to apply: Interested and qualified? Luno South Africa

Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be short listed.  

If you have not been contacted within 1 month of the closing date of the advertisement, please consider yourself unsuccessful.

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