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  • Posted: Aug 18, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance. Barclays Africa Group Limited is 62.3% owned by Barclays Bank PLC and is listed on the JSE Limited. The Group is one of A...
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    Data Scientist

    Job Summary

    • An exciting opportunity exists within the CIB Data Analytics Team for a Data Scientist. In this role, you will be required to analyse large amounts of raw information to find patterns that solve complex business problems. We will rely on you to build data assets to extract valuable business insights for CIB Pan-Africa. You should be highly analytical with an expert level of analysis, mathematics and statistics. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are essential for interpreting data. We also want to see a passion for machine learning and research and sharing insights with broader CIB Data & Analytics team as well as business stakeholders. The role also entails:

    Job Description

    •  Data extraction, manipulation and analysis for insights and forecasting
    •  Support the operational teams through transforming data into insights
    •  Development of predictive models to enhance customer, product and colleague insights
    •  Use data-oriented approach to work with others in solving complex business problems around profitability, marketing, risk, and operational analysis
    •  A passion to solve complex problems through an approach that delivers business value through an iterative process

    Education / Experience

    •  Preferred: Masters in Computer Science, Econometrics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Actuarial Science or Business Science
    •  Related Data Science Certifications
    •  3 - 5 years in data science or data analytics experience, ideally in a banking environment
    •  Knowledge of PowerBI, R, SQL, Python and Hadoop is essential; familiarity with Scala and Java is an asset
    •  Related Data Science Certifications


    • Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Absa on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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