Capitec Bank Data Scientist Jobs in South Africa

Capitec Bank Data Scientist 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 where data science is a key future-oriented strategic differentiator.

  • To help automate and improve processes through data science, and create new products and services, and assist with improved decision making based on data.

  • To design and implement machine learning models to better understand the drivers of business performance and enable improved management decision-making.

    Education (Minimum)

  • Honours Degree

    Education (Ideal or Preferred)

  • Masters Degree

    Knowledge and Experience



  • 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


  • 2-5 years working experience in data science, machine learning and integration of developed solutions

  • 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,



  • 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


  • Exposure to leading in multiple functional/technical areas


  • Analytical Skills

  • Attention to Detail

  • Communications Skills

  • Numerical Reasoning skills

  • Problem solving skills

    Additional Information

  • Clear criminal and credit record

    How to Apply

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