Job description

Job Description

To plan, build, optimise and implement innovative quantitative analytical methodologies, procedures, products and advanced

mathematical models that provide analytical support and interpret insights, using advanced analytics technologies, to address business opportunities and problems and implement business strategy.

Hello Future Senior Data Scientist

Welcome to FNB, the home of the #changeables. We design for the shapeshifters and deliver products and services that make us incredibly proud of people that make it happen.

As part of our talent team at FNB Integrated Advice, you will be surrounded by unique talents, diverse minds, and an adaptable environment that lives up to the promise of staying curious. Now’s the time to imagine your potential in a team where experts come together and ignite effective change.

Are You Someone Who Can

  • Assess own performance through seeking timely and clear feedback and request training where appropriate.
  • Develop, encourage and nurture collaborative relationships within FNB and/or across the FRG Focus on providing optimal services and improving service delivery processes to meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Mentor and coach members within the team as well as other teams within the Group.
  • Oversee and manage the end-to-end development of analytically-influenced solutions which range from simple analysis to complex solutions, including working with other stakeholders such as IT to ensure the implementation of these solutions as well as monitoring of the business value created by them.
  • Be accountable for the development, implementation and enhancement of data driven strategies to address business needs: improving customer financial wellness by developing and implementing advanced statistical models and data analysis to optimise processes, inform strategic decisions, meet current and future business requirements, reduce risk, and generate profits & lifetime value.
  • Ensure compliance to legislative and audit requirements and adherence to relevant processes.
  • Play a hands-on role in day-to-day activities and maintain relationships with business units: involvement in data preparation, support, analysis, interpretation, and implementation for projects, as well as ad hoc requests.

You Will Be An Ideal Candidate If You

  • 6+ years relevant experience in a data/analytics related role with proven ability to develop and implement modelling solutions
  • Have a BSc in mathematics, statistics, actuarial or similar
  • Strong programming skills
  • Ability to present and communicate technical findings to non-technical audience
  • Strong knowledge of SAS, Python, and/or SQL
  • Strong analytical and statistical knowledge
  • Specialist and/or team leader & management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Takes initiative, Self-starter
  • Good communication
  • Strong understanding of internal systems
  • Well versed with the data architecture of the group

You Will Have Access To

  • Multiple Model development within the sustainability portfolio
  • Reporting on Sustainability portfolio
  • Opportunity sizing and identifying key areas of focus
  • Maintaining Alternative Energy data model
  • Contextual offer development
  • Geo-tagging and asset tagging, loan attribution
  • Credit risk & credit data enhancements
  • Stakeholder management (Internal & External)
  • Collaborating across segments and BU’s

We Can Be a Match If You Are

  • Curious & courageous - you're driven by always wanting to know more and learn more and you're brave enough to
  • Obsessed with mastery - you know what it takes to become good at what you do and are constantly pushing yourself to do it

Are you interested to take the step? We look forward to engaging with you further. Apply now!



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