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Senior Decision Scientist-Pipeline

Date: 12-Jan-2022

Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, ZA

Company: Capitec Bank Ltd


This advert is purposed at attracting talent for future dated opportunities.



Join a team of passionate, driven, supportive, industry-leading experts where you can grow your future career path.

Decision Science is responsible for the entire analytics lifecycle for retail credit modelling. We are looking for professionals with technical expertise, quantitative modelling knowledge and great stakeholder engagement. Decision Science is all for innovation and challenging the norm of traditional modelling approaches as part of a leading financial institution in South Africa.

Purpose Statement

An opportunity to be a part of the end to end model lifecycle that enables senior management to make informed data-driven decisions. Drive business solutions through technical and predictive modelling, collaboration with professionals with diverse skillsets, as well as stakeholder- and business engagement.

Experience & Qualification

Relevant Honours Degree with a major in Data Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Risk Management with 4 - 6 years' relevant experience in statistical analysis

Experience must include the following (within the Retail Credit Risk Management Environment):

Extracting and Aggregating Data from Large Relational Databases

Data Mining and Predictive Modelling


  • Analytics
  • Predictive Modelling and Machine Learning
  • Project management methodologies
  • IT implementation cycle
  • Credit cycle
  • Technical understanding and knowledge (different operating systems / databases / programming languages)
  • General business acumen to identify the impact technical issues may have on design and delivery of solutions.
  • Best practices and tools in credit risk
  • Interpretation of user requirements and translation into business requirements specifications
  • Retail credit environment / industry
  • Confidentiality and intellectual property implications and constraints
  • Interpretation of user requirements
  • Translation of business requirements into business requirement specifications


  • Communications Skills
  • Numerical Reasoning skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Reporting Skills
  • Computer Literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook)
  • Attention to Detail
  • SAS Skills
  • SQL Skills
  • R skills
  • Python skills
  • Interpersonal & Relationship management Skills
  • Commercial Thinking Skills
  • Leadership Skills

Conditions of Employment

  • Clear criminal and credit record


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