Data Scientist job description guide

Data Scientist duties and responsibilities

The role of a Data Scientist covers a range of responsibilities, including:

  • Collecting and analysing data to provide insights on customer behaviour
  • Develop insights to drive company strategy
  • Collaborating with multiple teams including marketing, product development, designers and finance
  • Reporting key insights, initiatives and challenges to business leaders

Data Scientist qualifications and requirements

It is highly desirable for a Data Scientist to hold a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in:

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

A Data Scientist should also have the following personal skills and experience:

  • Three or more years of experience in data manipulation and analysis
  • Ability to manage and analyse complex datasets
  • Familiarity with big data processing frameworks
  • Understanding of new analytical approaches and techniques
  • Fluency in one or more of the following languages: Python, Java, Scala, C/C++, Ruby, R
  • Excellent Japanese and English business language skills – both spoken and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills to liaise with a wide cross-section of company teams

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