General application

About us

71point4 is a Cape Town-based strategic research consultancy specialising in consumer-focused, data-driven research. Our work focuses on bringing the life and experience of consumers into the decision-making processes of policy makers, think tanks and executives. We work across a range of sectors with a primary focus on those that potentially transform the lives of consumers for the better. Our team comprises data scientists, economists and marketers.

About the role

While there are currently no vacancies, we normally hire research analysts and data scientists.

Research analysts: Your job will primarily involve analysis of survey data and working with client teams to build their data management capacity, as well as getting involved where required in various strategic research projects. We are looking for someone with strong analytical skills who is passionate about data and curious about people.

Data scientists: Your primary job will be to turn raw data into information and information into insights. A large part of this entails feature engineering and data transformations. With this in mind, you must have strong analytical skills and a proven ability to manipulate large data sets with accuracy and attention to detail.

Generally, your job is not only to answer questions, but to ask better questions. This role will suit someone who is highly inquisitive and willing to look for new datasets, prepare the data for analysis and draw out valuable insights for clients. Beyond analysing the data, the suitable candidate should also be willing to engage and interact directly with clients to understand their key questions and analytical needs.

What we offer

  • Flexible and supportive work environment with a commitment to continuous learning
  • Be a part of a dynamic, highly engaged team that thrives on open communication
  • Interaction with purpose-driven clients
  • The opportunity to join a growing team
  • Healthy lunch on us. Every day

Application requirements

We like to get to know potential candidates on a slightly more practical level. So to apply for this position, send your CV together with your answers to at least two of the questions in the pdf downloadable from the link below to:

The questions and data for the research analyst roles are available here.

The questions and data for the data science roles are available here.