Senior Data Scientist - Logistics & Operations (Full-Time)

Who we are:

Jumia is a leading e-commerce platform in Africa. It is built around a marketplace, Jumia Logistics, and JumiaPay. The marketplace helps millions of consumers and sellers to connect and transact. Jumia Logistics enables the delivery of millions of packages through our network of local partners. JumiaPay facilitates the payments of online transactions for Jumia's ecosystem. With over 1 billion people and 500 million internet users in Africa, Jumia believes that e-commerce is making people's lives easier by helping them shop and pay for millions of products at the best prices wherever they live. E-commerce is also creating new opportunities for SMEs to grow, and job opportunities for a new generation to thrive.

With over 5,000 employees in more than 10 countries in Africa, Jumia is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by very high-profile shareholders. Jumia is committed to creating sustainable impact in Africa. Jumia offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation.   


Jumia is taking full responsibility for its logistics. Given the amount of deliveries to be done, some tiny optimization applying Operations Research techniques could greatly improve our user experience and  reduce our costs. Your role would to design and develop state of the art algorithms for tackling issues such as:


  • Driver time utilisation optimisation
  • Delivery operations optimisation
  • Inventory Stock modeling for distributed warehousing


Besides, you’ll be in charge of:

  • Develop end-to-end understanding of our Logistic platform to identify opportunities
  • Measure the effectiveness of your solutions
  • Work closely with the engineering team to integrate algorithms into the our Logistic platform 
  • Mentor and coach other data scientists


Required Skills & Qualifications:


  • PhD or Master degree in operational research or similar field
  • 3+ years of experience in operational research
  • Very comfortable in one or more programming languages used for data analysis (Python, R, etc.)
  • Proven experience in using solvers (Matlab, Cplex, Gurobi)
  • Advanced SQL
  • Good communication skills
  • Nice to have: Knowledge of applied statistics (fit regression curves, build predictive models, statistical testing)



What we Offer:

A unique opportunity of having strong impact in building the African e-commerce sector 

The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team

An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders