Senior Data Scientist Jobs at OCTAVE – John Keells Group in Colombo, Western Province

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OCTAVE - John Keells Group company opens jobs for Senior Data Scientist positions in the Western Province region. The type of work we provide is Full-time.

The criteria for the employees we need are having Information Technology skills with Mid-Senior level experience, as well as employees who are honest, disciplined and responsible.

The estimated salary offered by this company is quite competitive around රු. 11,000 - රු. 29,000 (per month). However, the salary can go up or down depending on the company that decides it.

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Job Information

Company:OCTAVE – John Keells Group
Position:Senior Data Scientist
Region:Western Province, Colombo - Western Province
Job Function:Information Technology
Seniority Level:Mid-Senior level
Employment Type:Full-time
Industry:Information Services

Job Description

John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH) is Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate on the Colombo Stock Exchange. They have a diverse range of businesses, including managing hotels and resorts, providing port and logistics services, manufacturing food and beverages, running supermarkets, broking tea and stocks, offering life insurance and banking services, and real estate development.

The Analytics Delivery Lead will be responsible for leading the development and deployment of Advanced Analytics projects within JKH’s Octave, the Advanced Analytics Centre of Excellence. This role involves working with cross-functional teams, including data scientists, data engineers, delivery managers, and associates, to solve complex problems and ensure high-quality project outcomes. The Analytics Delivery Lead will also support the business units in piloting analytics projects and promoting a data-driven mindset.

Role Description:

The Senior Data Scientists will utilize their expertise in advanced statistical and modeling techniques to design, prototype, and build next-generation analytics engines and services. They will collaborate closely with the analytics and business teams to derive actionable insights that align with the organization’s strategic goals. The Senior Data Scientists will work with the integrated analytics team, which includes data engineers, translators, and more senior data scientists.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implementing complex statistical analyses for data processing, exploration, model building, and implementation.
  • Leading and mentoring teams of 2-3 associate Data Scientists in the use case building and delivery process.
  • Driving ideation around the modeling process and developing models.
  • Conceptualizing and driving reiteration and fine-tuning of models.
  • Contributing to a knowledge-sharing work culture by researching best practices, documenting solutions, and iterating new ways to solve problems.

Skills and Competencies:

Business Leadership

  • A Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Math, Operations Research, Economics, or a related field.
  • At least 2 years of relevant analytics experience.
  • Advanced programming skills in at least one coding language (R/Python/Scala).
  • Practical experience in developing advanced Statistical and Machine Learning models.
  • Experience in using large database systems preferred.
  • Has developed niche expertise in at least one functional domain.

Managerial Skills

  • Ability to work well in agile environments with diverse teams and multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience in leading small teams.
  • Able to problem solve complex problems and break them down into simpler parts.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex analytical and technical content.

Mindset & Behavior

  • High energy and passionate individual who can work closely with other team members.
  • Strong entrepreneurial drive to test new out-of-the-box techniques.
  • Able to prioritize workstreams and adopt an agile approach.
  • Willing to adopt an iterative approach and have an experimental mindset to drive innovation.

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Company Information

OCTAVE – John Keells Group

OCTAVE by John Keells Group is a leading innovative business partner, providing a wide range of services across a variety of industries. Founded in 2003, OCTAVE has continued to expand, offering clients the best in quality and value. As a company, OCTAVE is deeply committed to providing excellent customer service, ensuring client satisfaction every step of the way. From ground to sky, OCTAVE makes sure you get the most out of your partnership. With regional offices in Sri Lanka, India, and Singapore, OCTAVE offers comprehensive services to customers in diverse sectors such as Infrastructure, Technology, Logistics, Supply Chain, and Advisory. We’re dedicated to creating a better world for our clients, providing them with world-class service expertise that exceed expectations.

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