Standard Bank Head, Personalisation CoE Jobs in South Africa

Standard Bank Head, Personalisation CoE Jobs in South Africa

Job Purpose

  • Oversee data mining techniques and conduct statistical analysis to large, structured and unstructured data sets to understand and analyse phenomena.

  • Model complex business problems, discovering insights and opportunities through statistical, algorithmic, machine learning and visualisation techniques, working closely with clients, data and technology teams to turn data into critical information used to make sound business decisions.

  • Oversee predictive modelling.

    Key Responsibilites


  • Oversees business integration through integrating model outputs into end-point production systems, where requirements must be understood and adopted relating to data collection, integration and retention requirements incorporating business requirements and knowledge of best practices.


  • Oversees the gathering of data for use in Data Science models, ensuring that chosen datasets best reflect the organisations goals and oversees data pre-processing including data manipulation, transformation, normalisation, standardisation, visualisation and derivation of new variables/ features

  • Guides and validates the design of various complex mathematical, statistical, and simulation techniques to answer critical business questions and create predictive solutions which drive improvement in business outcomes


  • Liaise and collaborate with the entire Enterprise Data Office, providing support to the entire department for its data science needs and collaborate with subject matter experts to select the relevant sources of information and translates the business requirements into data mining/science outcomes

  • Acts as a subject matter expert from a data science perspective and provides input into all decisions relating to data science and the use thereof and educate the organisation on data science perspectives on new approaches, such as testing hypotheses and statistical validation of results


  • Develops, implements, monitors and maintains a comprehensive operational IA plan, rules, methodologies and coding initiatives in order to drive IA for remediation efforts

  • Develops andco-ordinates a comprehensive strategy for productionalising automation software so that it is accurate and well maintained

    Risk, Regulatory, Prudential and Compliance

  • Guides
    the data management and modelling infrastructure requirements and monitors the implementation thereof through the organisations infrastructure development processes, adherence to the organisations model production processes, including UAT

  • Ensures adherence to governance processes to manage the ongoing enhancement and maintenance of business rules


  • Overseeing activities of the junior team members, ensuring proper execution of their duties and alignment with the organisations vision and objectives

  • Provide oversights and expertise to the Data Science team

    Technology & Architecture

  • Builds machine learning models from and utilises distributed data processing and analysis methodologies.

  • Competent in Machine Learning programming in R or Python, with supplementary still in Matlab, Java, etc.


  • Completed Information Technology or Information Studies Degree.

  • Proficiency in application and web development, structured and unstructured Query languages e.g. SQL, Teradata, Qlikview; Tableau, Python, C#, Java, C++, HTML.

  • Minimum 8-10 years proven development experience in software/ software engineering and experience in technical business intelligence; in depth understanding of the banks data processes, systems and products.

  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure and data principles forming the basis for data quality management and project management experience.

  • Minimum 8-10 years Experience in working with unstructured data (e.g. Streams, images) and understanding of data flows, data architecture, ETL and processing of structured and unstructured data.

    How to Apply

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