Junior Decision Scientist

Data and Analytics · Greenpoint, Cape Town
Department Data and Analytics
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Meet Ozow

Ozow is the future of payment — a world-class payment platform for customers and merchants that is Ozow easy, Ozow fast and Ozow secure. With benefits as big as our ambitions, we’re looking for candidates who can inspire us and be inspired by us. We’re striving to become the industry leader that provides the simplest and easiest way to pay. And while we’re on our way to building an inclusive payments market, we’re building an equally inclusive workforce. So, join us as we achieve big things and beyond.



More about this Ozow fantastic position

This role is perfect for an experienced professional who enjoys applying scientific thinking to business problems and who wants to be part of an energetic, extremely fast-growing company. We are looking for someone who already understands how data and analytics can be used to reduce uncertainty in decision making and therefore understands the value of data and the importance of carefully considered decision making.   


In this role, you will be expected to have a combination of business and analytical skills. You will be part of the Insights, Analytics, and Data Science team and will work to allow Ozow to make optimal data-driven decisions to accelerate our growth. As part of the team, you will help build the tools, processes, and governance infrastructure that will allow us to drive even smarter decision-making across Ozow.  


You will be primarily tasked with using analytical skills to understand, translate and generate insights that can be consumed and actioned effectively. The role reports to the Head of Insights, Analytics, and Data Science, and together you will champion a culture of insights that have no limitations – from our customers, to product development, to marketing, to operations and to sales. You will work with the different stakeholders throughout the business to ensure that decisions are powered by the scientific method.  



You are an ideal candidate if you have:

  • Honours or Master’s degree in business, accounting or actuarial science. 
  • 1-2 years of experience using analytical thinking in practice. 
  • Experience working with data to answer questions and make decisions. 



Your roles and responsibilities:

As a Junior Decision Scientist, you will help shape the analytics and decision-making strategy of Ozow. You will work with data, engineering, and business teams to develop advanced and predictive decision-making solutions to create a truly sentient company. 


  • Explore and understand internal and external data around important decisions to gain valuable insights and to enrich our analysis and decision-making processes. 
  • Work with the data product manager and the business to help define the scope of our projects and write proposals.  
  • Identify the latent assumptions made in business decision-making.  
  • Use data and analytical thinking to test the reasonableness of assumptions made in business decision making. 
  • Turn proven intuitive insights and turn them into operationalised systems. 
  • Apply behavioural science and design thinking to all decision making to make them more efficient and scalable.  
  • Develop artifacts to make your work scalable, including requirements documents, use cases, personas, white papers, demos, and presentations, and distribute these effectively throughout the organisation to ship value for the company and bring kudos to your teams. 


Your skills and competencies:

  • Analytical thinking capability: logical, systematic, strategic, and pragmatic. 
  • Strong attention to detail - both quantitative and qualitative. 
  • Excellent critical judgment: able to make good decisions, be trusted, respected, and dependable, be proactive and responsive, ask the right questions, raise flags at the right time and able to prioritise and plan workloads. 
  • Able to learn new concepts and business issues quickly. 
  • Like to get things done and create ideas.  
  • Problem-solver and solution finder: proactive, use initiative to develop and improve. 
  • Enjoy injecting some creative flair into decision making. 
  • Mindfulness: be considerate of the implications of your work, really care about what you are doing and the impact of your contribution. 



Health and safety first

These are unprecedented times and because our people couldn’t be more important to us, health and safety couldn’t be more important to us. We’ve made sure that our office is a safe place to work and we’ll continue to do so, to ensure that we combat the spread of COVID-19



Benefits as big as our ambitions — huge

At Ozow, first and foremost, you’ll get to do meaningful work and grow your career. But we’re also not your average 9-5 company. We work together and play together and because we really care, we offer plenty of perks too.



Some of the things to look forward to:

Fitness challenges and healthy eating. Medical and Life insurance plans. Be the hero or toast the hero of the month at first-Friday drinks. Take half a day off from work on your birthday and let us celebrate this special day with you by giving you a little spoil. Your family is our family, they to get spoils and get to join us on special events. Our holistic wellness program will give you access to a toll-free confidential telephonic counselling line which is available in all 11 languages, 365 days a year. We thrive on seeing our team members grow by creating a learning culture. There is so much more where this came from, but enough to get you excited.



Convinced? We thought so.

If we seem like the kind of forward-thinking, progress-making, energetic company you’ve been waiting for, give us a shout. We’d love to hear from you.



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  • Location
    Greenpoint, Cape Town
  • Department
    Data and Analytics
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience