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Data Scientists

Descriptions & Duties

  • Data Scientists work closely with cross-functional teams to perform statistical analysis at department and division level using machine learning algorithms and programming to build predictive models undertake pre-processing of structure and unstructured data as well as to collaborate with IT team to push big data projects to production.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Trade Specific Competencies

Analytical skills

Data Scientists possess the ability to analyse complex data, identify core issues and investigate, evaluate and reach appropriate conclusions/solutions to optimise the business.

Statistical knowledge and skills

Data Scientists possess good understanding of the principles and practices of statistical modeling, data science, data mining and quantitative analytics.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A recognised higher diploma or bachelor's degree, typically in computer science, software engineering, or related field


  • at least 2-3 years' relevant experience is required

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $20,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$60,000

Monthly Salary $40,000-$80,000

Monthly Salary $50,000-$100,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Data Scientists/Data Science Specialists generally work in offices. They often visit their colleagues in other branches to collect and analyse the relevant data.


  • Desktop computers

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