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Data Scientist (Cape Town or Johannesburg)

Date: 04-Oct-2021

Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, ZA

Company: Capitec Bank Ltd

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.

Experience

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

Knowledge

Min:

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

Ideal:

  • 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

Skills

  • Numerical Reasoning skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Communications Skills
  • Computer Literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook)
  • Problem solving skills
  • Analytical Skills

Competencies

  • 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

Capitec is committed to diversity and, where feasible, all appointments will support the achievement of our employment equity goals.