Data Scientist (SaaS)

Cape Town, Western Cape
Work Type: Full Time

This is what you tell people at parties:

I am working at an international super-fast growing tech company and we are revolutionising hoteliers around the globe. RoomRaccoon is awarded the world's best Hotel Management System for 2 years in a row and empowers hoteliers to run their property way more effectively. Our growing team of 91 heads is working from 10 offices all over the world!

Reports To

The Data Scientist will report to the SaaS Product Owner. 

Your role

The mission of RoomRaccoon's Data Scientist is to help RoomRaccoon become the most adopted hotel management system in the world, by analysing company information and supporting Team Product, Sales and Marketing with insights based on this. Our Data Scientist will be using large data sets to find opportunities for product and process optimisation and use models to test the effectiveness of different courses of action. This is required to drive business results. They will make use of data analysis methods, using a variety of data tools to build and implement models. Creating algorithms and running simulations is also a part of this position. 

Your primary responsibilities will be:

  • Working with our departments  throughout the organisation to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions.

  • Analyse and query data from company databases to drive optimisation and improvement of product development

  • Pull data for our Raccoons on a daily basis on request

  • Assist with capturing external data operating our crawlers and provide quality assurance on all real time reports and boards that we operate on

  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.

  • Develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets.

  • Use predictive modeling to increase and optimise our customers journey and experience, revenue generation and other business outcomes.

  • Develop company A/B testing framework and test model quality.

  • Coordinate with different departments  to implement models and monitor outcomes.

  • Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyse model performance and data accuracy.

You will be accountable for

  • Data queries, analysis and modeling 

  • Documenting and presenting your findings 

  • Liaising with different departments to ensure accurate implementation of the models 


Our perfect fit has/is

  • Full proficiency in SQL 

  • Experience in PHP 

  • Skilled in mathematics and not afraid of the Linux command line

  • Strong problem solving skills with an emphasis on product development.

  • Experience using statistical computer languages such as PHP  to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets.

  • Experience working with and creating data architectures.

  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across departments

  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques.

  • We’re looking for someone with 3-5  years of experience manipulating data sets and building statistical models

  • A degree or higher qualification in: Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or another quantitative field, and is familiar with: coding knowledge and experience with PHP and vuejs

Shares our core values:




4. 🀝  DEAL’S A DEAL  

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  • Working in a vibrant international fast growing company

  • Unlimited learning & growth potential

  • Your ideas and performance making a big difference in our organisation and the global hotel industry

  • Work hard, Play hard mentality. We love celebrating successes together!

  • Employee Equity Scheme

  • Regular trips to Europe for trainings & celebrational ceremonies (International Week)

  • Annual RoomRaccoon Hotel Experience

  • Friday lunches are on us

  • Annual salary increases

  • Training & Development opportunities


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