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  • Posted: Nov 4, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Capitec Bank is a South African commercial bank. As of February 2017 the bank was the third largest in South Africa with 120,000 customer opening new accounts per month. To simplify banking, we’ve developed an all-inclusive banking solution. Global One is the one solution that enables you to transact, save and access credit in realtime. We also believe...
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    Data Scientist

    Purpose Statement

    • To assist in building and delivering the AI strategy to ensure Capitec is able to compete in a fast changing landscape. Data science will be a key strategic differentiator in the future.

    • Data scientists will help automate and improve processes, create new products and services and assist with improved decision making based on data.


    Proven experience in:

    • 2+ years of experience in building machine learning models in Python/R 

    • Business analysis and requirements gathering

    • Reproducible coding experience and working with source control tools e.g. Git, Bitbucket

    • Experience in deploying models into production

    • Spark, Hadoop or similar big data coding experience 

    • Working in remote environments, e.g. Docker, Linux

    • Working in cloud environments, e.g. Azure, AWS

    Qualifications (Minimum)

    • Honours Degree in Data Science or Mathematics

    Qualifications (Ideal or Preferred)

    • Doctoral Degree in Data Science or Mathematics



    Must have detailed knowledge of:

    • Solution and experimental design for model development

    • Machine learning development and underlying theory and assumptions of techniques. 

    • Predictive modelling techniques (statistical and machine learning) and deployment

    • Source control systems e.g. Git, Bitbucket, or Sourcetree

    • Relational database technologies

    • Data Science lifecycle and applicable skills within


    • Data analysis 

    • Solution and experimental design

    • Machine learning model architecture (technical design and implementation processes)

    • Specialist in one or more specific machine learning competencies, e.g. NLP, Deep Learning etc.

    Solid understanding of:

    • Underlying theory and application of machine learning models, must be able to understand underlying principles and theory and be able to teach others. 

    • Best practices for data science 

    • Ethical AI design principles

    • Capitec Data Science lifecycle 

    • Capitec DPLC


    • Numerical Reasoning skills

    • Attention to Detail

    • Communications Skills

    • Computer Literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook)

    • Problem solving skills

    • Analytical Skills


    • Working with People

    • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations

    • Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives

    • Adapting and Responding to Change

    • Applying Expertise and Technology

    • Analysing

    • Learning and Researching

    • Writing and Reporting

    Conditions of Employment

    • Clear criminal and credit record

    • A valid driver's license and own vehicle is required

    • Contactable via own mobile phone

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Capitec Bank on to apply

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

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