Data Scientist

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, ZA

Capitec Bank

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Purpose Statement

  • To deliver the AI strategy to ensure Capitec can compete in a changing landscape where data science is a key future-oriented strategic differentiator.
  • To design and implement predictive models or intelligent algorithms to better understand the drivers of business performance and enable improved management decision-making. 

Education (Minimum)

  • Masters Degree in Statistics or Engineering - Process

Education (Ideal or Preferred)

  • Honours Degree

Knowledge and Experience



NB. Length of experience required is conditional on the qualifications obtained 

  • Experience in data science, machine learning and deployment of developed solutions
  • Business analysis and requirements gathering
  • Reproducible coding experience 
  • Working with relational and non-relational databases
  • Experience in at least one ML language
  • Working in cloud environments



  • Working with multiple teams to deliver predictive models into a production environment
  • Stakeholder management at Executive and senior management level 




  • Deep understanding of state of the art and emerging principles and techniques in at least one discipline of data science, e.g., NLP, Deep Learning etc. and can teach to a broad and wide technical audience.
  • Underlying theory and application of machine learning models; able to understand underlying principles and theory and be able to teach others. 
  • Familiarity with modern deep learning frameworks (Tensorflow, PyTorch, MXNet, etc).
  • Best practices for data science. 
  • Ethical AI design principles.



Capitec Data Science lifecycle 
Capitec Data Product Life Cycle


  • Analytical Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Communications Skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Interpersonal & Relationship management Skills
  • Planning, organising and coordination skills

Additional Information

  • Clear criminal and credit record

Capitec is committed to diversity, applications to this position will strictly be considered in support of our employment equity goals.

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Region: Africa
Country: South Africa
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