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Data Scientist

 

We believe in supporting and inspiring gifted authors to create high-quality Arabic literature for the world to listen to.

Founded in 2016, Kitab Sawti began initially as a project designed to help Syrian refugees in Swedish schools. Today, Kitab Sawti is the world’s largest Arabic audiobooks library. Through a user-friendly smart-phone app, we grant Arabic speakers access to bestselling and award-winning titles in an audio format. With their headphones on, our users are able to travel to a parallel universe; in a moment of entertainment, acquiring knowledge at only one finger-press away. We believe in the power of stories that change lives, words that inspire, and literature that builds bridges between cultures and generations. By unleashing this power in a new format to a growing audience, the potential of every book in our library is completely transformed.

Our platform brings together the content of best-selling Arab authors like Saud Al Sanousi and Ahmed Khaled Tawfiq and International A-listers such as Dan Brown and Suzanne Collins, and the journey continues …

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

 Based in Stockholm or Dubai office, as a data scientist you will be working cross functions to make sure that the team makes fact-based sound decisions. Embark on exploratory data analysis projects to achieve better understanding of phenomena as well as to discover untapped areas of growth and optimization.

The ideal candidate is result-focused, detail-oriented, agile and takes full ownership of their work from the inception of the idea to the final product implementation.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Building the overall data science capability for Kitab Sawti.
  • Support organization by providing analytical expertise and creating effective data products.
  • Perform data aggregations, manipulations, and cleaning to ensure data integrity throughout the entire analytical process.
  • Develop hypothesis statements and applies statistical testing to determine causality and generalize observations.
  • Apply descriptive and predictive modeling techniques to data to generate predictions and uncover patterns.
  • Create presentations and deliver results to colleagues and stakeholders.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience from a start-up or an international top-tier company, preferably with an online subscription-based business model.
  • An advanced understanding of supervised and unsupervised learning techniques including; variable selection, feature engineering, model generation, model diagnostics, and deployment
  • Excellent statistical skills that are grounded in a thorough understanding of testing
  • Demonstrated experience with database technologies (e.g. Hadoop, Amazon EMR, Hive, Oracle, SAP, DB2, Teradata, MS SQL Server, MySQL) is a plus.
  • Demonstrate experience with business intelligence and visualization tools (Tableau, MicroStrategy, ChartIO, Qlik) along with geospatial data processing skills is also a plus.
  • Advanced degree in a quantitative discipline such as Physics, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering or Computer Science.
  • English language fluency.


WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US 

  • Learn from and work with some of the best entrepreneurs that will give you insights to all relevant aspects of building a company.
  • Work in a 100% flat, modern organization with no bureaucracy where we breathe trust and ownership values.
  • Career growth and entrepreneurial work environment.
  • Work in a fast-paced company where time between decision to action is minimal.
  • The opportunity to build the Arabic audiobook market, a global business, meaningful network and experience.
  • Market salary and stock options.
  • Flexible working hours.


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Workplace & Culture

We have users all over the world, from different cultures and different experiences. We want the people in our company to reflect that. We strive for a diverse and including culture with people who are curious and want to be the best in what they do! We work hard, have fun and value openness, taking responsibility and honest communication. If you want to be a part of passionate team building the future of the Arabic storytelling tradition, you have found the right place.

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