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Geospatial Data Scientist

IT – Analyst, Data Management
Cape Town – Western Cape

ENVIRONMENT:
JOIN a high-performance team of a dynamic provider of innovative solutions in the Environmental sphere seeking the expertise of a Geospatial Data Scientist. Your core role will entail developing and implementing advanced Geospatial data analyses and algorithms, focusing on environmental applications. You will also use R, Python & JavaScript to create robust data processing and analysis tools while engaging in cloud computing projects. The successful incumbent must possess an Environmental Sciences/IT or related Degree with 2-3 years proven work experience in Geospatial Data Science with a portfolio of relevant projects with proficiency in R, Python, JavaScript and hands-on experience with cloud computing platforms including demonstrated expertise in Machine Learning and its application to satellite data with a strong foundation in GIS.
 
DUTIES:
  • Develop and implement advanced Geospatial data analyses and algorithms, focusing on environmental applications.
  • Utilise programming languages such as R, Python, and JavaScript to create robust data processing and analysis tools.
  • Engage in cloud computing projects, leveraging your experience to optimize the data infrastructure.
  • Apply Machine Learning techniques to satellite data, enhancing the understanding and monitoring of environmental phenomena.
  • Process and analyse multispectral satellite data to drive innovation in environmental projects.
  • Leverage your strong GIS experience to contribute to a variety of projects, providing insights and developing solutions.
  • Design and maintain web portals that facilitate access to environmental data and insights.
  • Develop and integrate APIs, ensuring seamless communication between various data systems and applications.
  • Contribute to the development of multispectral satellite algorithms, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in environmental monitoring.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifications –
  • A Degree in Environmental Sciences, IT, or a related field.
 
Experience/Skills –
  • 2-3 Years proven work experience in Geospatial Data Science, with a portfolio of relevant projects.
  • Proficiency in R, Python, and JavaScript.
  • Hands-on experience with cloud computing platforms.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Machine Learning and its application to satellite data.
  • A strong foundation in GIS and experience with satellite data processing.
  • Experience in developing web portals and a solid understanding of API development.
  • Willing to relocate to Cape Town will be an advantage.
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • A keen interest in environmental sciences and a desire to contribute to meaningful projects.
  • Creativity, problem-solving skills, and a collaborative spirit.