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  • Posted: May 11, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • In 1998 Rand Merchant Bank Holdings and the financial services interests (First National Bank of Southern Africa Limited "FNB"? and Southern Life Limited) of Anglo-American were merged to form FirstRand Limited. FNB became a wholly owned subsidiary of FirstRand and currently trades as a division of FirstRand Bank Limited. FNB provides personal, ...
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    Data Scientist

    This role will be responsible for establishing a Data Management tactical strategy within a Data environment that supports this business area’s need for quality data that supports the channels innovative solutions.


    • Identify process improvements for Cost Saving, Revenue Generation or Efficiency improvements for the business.
    • Expectation management at senior levels / stakeholder management.
    • Develop objective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including end-users, SMEs, project managers and senior staff members by providing input to Business requirements.
    • Partnering with Business to research information delivery methods / interfaces.
    • ]Establish and manage a data Task Force with regular feedback / communication to Exco on progress and future pipeline of work.
    • Develop and implement data Architecture and management Strategy for FNB Digital Banking.
    • Apply IT Risk and Governance Standards for the data environment (SDLC, Change management, Incident management, Release management, etc.).
    • Prioritisation of new requirements for data environment and Coordination of projects in conjunction with the project Office i.t.o scoping, planning, prioritising.
    • Manages all aspects of the data sourcing, migration, quality, design, and implementation.
    • Identifies new initiatives and/or recommendations for database growth and integration.
    • Resource management conducts performance reviews and determines professional development and training opportunities for staff.
    • Manage own development to increase own competencies.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Strong technical background in development of data systems.
    • Strong business, analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Strong Operational experience in a technical environment.
    • Extensive experience in Data Architecture and knowledge of the bank’s existing data landscape.
    • A sound functional knowledge and experience in data systems development and operations.
    • Relevant degree (Honours/Masters preferred in stats, mathematics, engineering, actuarial etc.)
    • Python experience
    • Banking/Financial Services highly advantageous
    • 2 to 3 years experience as a statistician/data scientist/quantitative analyst
    • 5 years total work experience (This is an intermediate role)
    • Some software development experience
    • Some business analytics exposure
    • Computer Sciences/Statistics background
    • Big data experience - beneficial

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to FNB South Africa on to apply

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

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