Junior Data Analyst/ Data Scientist

Umuzi is hiring a Junior Data Analyst/ Data Scientist for its growing Data Science and Engineering Departments. The successful applicant will join a rapidly growing team based in Johannesburg or Cape Town, training the next generation of full-stack web developers, data scientists and data engineers for South Africa.

Qualities we are looking for in a candidate:

● Teaching or mentoring experience.

● Passionate about supporting youth development in tech.

● Experience with one or more of the following environments: Linux, Python, SQL, R,Tableau, PowerBI.

● Knowledge of basic statistical techniques, data wrangling, quality control and visualisation.

● Knowledge of supervised and unsupervised learning techniques.

● Creative problem solver who thrives in a flexible work environment.

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • 1-2 years work experience

  • Agile experience

  • Experience with database administration, cloud platforms or web frameworks (Django/ Flask) is a plus


● Mentor and teach data science and engineering recruits on all technical skills listed above.

● Manage a growing team of facilitators.

● Manage products, overseeing sprints and liaising with product owners.

● Work with administration staff to comply with SETA national certificate standards.

● Day-to-day department administration.

● Develop and review curriculum assignments, with assistance from senior managers.

● Build and maintain contacts in South Africa’s tech industry(attend meet-ups and hackathons with recruits).

PLEASE NOTE: This is a full-time position with competitive pay based on experience.