Data Scientist

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Mekong Big Data

About Us

Our multi-award winning organisations Mekong Big Data, DataU Academy and are rapidly evolving the Kingdom’s technology and data sectors; ushering in a new era of growth, productivity and prosperity.

With a firm dedication to best practices, staff & team development and a company culture centred around the collective power of collaboration and innovation, we are seeking the brightest, sharpest and most eager minds to join our tribe. Together we have the opportunity to reshape not only the future of technical innovation and talent, but the very prospects of our nation.

Our clients 

Across all of our organisations we work with the most exciting, forward thinking companies to deliver projects of both impact and meaning. Our clients include the top Banks, Telcos, FinTechs, FMCG brands, ISPs, NGOs, Developmental & Government agencies and Startups, to name a few. We work on everything from Data Analytics and Analysis, to Machine Learning & AI, Enterprise-scale Infrastructure and Systems Development, Bespoke Technology Development, Apps and APIs, through to Omni-Channel Data-driven Marketing, Market Intelligence and Data Gathering. As well as working for clients, we also work with and develop future talent through Cambodia’s #1 Academy for Data and Technical Skills development, DataU – helping build tomorrow’s data leaders, today.

Our beliefs 

We’re a people and mission led organisation, our culture and ethics are rooted in the African philosophy of Ubuntu – which states “I am, because we are”. Success, we believe, stems from a team that supports, nurtures and brings out the best in those around them. You’ll be happy to find an organisation as dynamic, challenging and fun as ours.

What lies ahead

We’re in the midst of an epic growth cycle, our team has significantly grown over the last 2 years alone, with massive growth planned for the foreseeable future. As we embark on regional and international expansion through 2022 we’re seeking the brightest, most passionate and growth-orientated minds to join our mission and change the future of Cambodia.

Who should apply

Our group of companies are known throughout the Kingdom as being the best at what they do, this starts with having only the best people in our team. We actively invest in each and every one of our teammates, up-skilling, cross-skilling and building both hard and soft skills – creating a path from who they are, to who they could be. If you are, or aspire to be the best, read on.

The role

We are looking for an experienced Data Scientist who will be responsible for translating business requirements into analytical constructs and using data to propose solutions for effective decision making.

You will collect, validate, transform, and clean data, as well as perform quantitative analysis to derive insights. You will run analytical experiments in a methodical manner and regularly evaluate alternative models and techniques. You will also develop predictive models to forecast business performance metrics and provide recommendations for strategic decisions.

The ideal candidate 

The ideal candidate will be autonomous, creative and self-motivated to deliver excellence in their work. You will join a team that is passionate about teamwork and supporting one another under the spirit of Ubuntu philosophy.


  • Performs in-depth analyses (e.g., cost-benefit, invest-divest, forecasting, predictive, what-if, impact analysis, etc.) to help the company focus on key decisions to improve operational efficiency, product quality, and business value.

  • Responsible for discovering insights from Big Data to help shape or meet specific business needs and goals.

  • Develops and maintains analytical models through understanding data, evaluating technologies, optimizing algorithms, experimenting and validating models.

  • Performs data cleansing and blending processes to produce analytic data sets for use by a variety of downstream purposes.

  • Implements new statistical, mathematical, machine learning or other methodologies for modelling or analysis.

  • Utilizes business knowledge to translate goals into data-based deliverables, such as predictive models, pattern detection analysis or optimization algorithms.

  • Conducts research to identify relevant data for developing prototypes and proof-of-concepts (POC).

  • Collaborates with cross-functional stakeholders to understand business needs, formulate complete end-to-end analyses that includes business requirements, data gathering, analysis, scalable solutions, and presentations.

  • Delivers effective presentations that tell compelling stories about analytical insights.

  • Develops, modifies, and automates reports, builds and prototypes dashboards to provide insights, and provides analytical solutions.

Skills and Requirements :

  • Experience in quantitative analytics (e.g. data mining, regression analysis, hypothesis testing, predictive modeling techniques, simulation, and model optimization)

  • Understanding of applied research design and machine learning (e.g. multivariate statistical analysis, unsupervised and supervised learning, predictive modeling)

  • Knowledge and intermediate-level skills in data modeling, data structure, and the application of complex SQL queries with data from multiple sources, including Big Data platform (e.g., Hadoop, AWS, Azure)

  • Intermediate-level proficiency in reporting tools (e.g., Microsoft PowerBI, Tableau, Business Objects, QlikView, Sisense, IBM Cognos, Google Data Studio, etc.)

  • Intermediate-level programming skills in SQL, PHP, Java, Javascript, Python, R

  • Familiarity with Cloud environments

  • Interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to communicate technical information and complex data analytics to a non-technical audience

  • Good communications skills in English

  • Excellent leadership skills

  • Familiar with Agile development methodology

  • Can quickly adapt to changing requirements

  • Detail-oriented

  • Enthusiastic, positive and ambitious

For the best fit you will be excited to:   

  • Work hard and be honest

  • Join our growing team for the long-run

  • Enthusiastically learn new ideas and concepts in the technology sector

  • Master collaborative tools

  • Constantly develop yourself

  • Share our values, and work in accordance with those values

Benefits & package

Our team of international experts, visionaries and change makers is dedicated to the growth of our organisation and each and every member within it, our benefits package and company culture reflect this:

  • Competitive salary

  • 28 days leave (inclusive of Cambodian national holidays)

  • Flat, respectful and supportive management structure (Ubuntu philosophy)

  • Professional development fund

  • Coaching/mentoring

  • Staff sports/books fund

  • Quarterly company events off-site

  • Custom designed office building in the heart of Phnom Penh.

  • All-you-drink coffee, tea and fridged soft drinks.

  • In-office library and reading spaces

  • Weekly company socials event

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