Capitec Bank Data Scientist (Cape Town or Johannesburg) Jobs in South Africa

Capitec Bank Data Scientist (Cape Town or Johannesburg) Jobs in South Africa

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.

    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

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

  • Contactable via own mobile phone.

  • Willingness to work or be available overtime and / or weekends if required.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Capitec Bank Data Scientist (Cape Town or Johannesburg) Jobs in South Africa

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