Job description

Job description:

Purpose Statement

Join Capitec's Client Insights Team ūüďą and become a pivotal player in the exciting world of data science and finance innovation. As a Data Scientist, your mission is to execute Capitec's AI strategy, securing our competitive advantage in this ever-evolving industry. You'll be responsible for crafting predictive models and intelligent algorithms to decipher the critical drivers of business performance, enabling more informed decision-making at every level. Embrace this opportunity to reshape the future of finance. Elevate your career today by applying to join our visionary team.


Education (Minimum)
  • Masters Degree in Information Technology - Computer Science or Statistics
Education (Ideal or Preferred)
  • Honours Degree
Knowledge and Experience



  • Deep understanding of one or more state of the art principles and techniques in at least one discipline of data science, e.g., NLP, Deep Learning etc. and can teach to others¬†
  • Underlying theory and application of machine learning models; able to understand underlying principles and theory and be able to teach others.¬†
  • Best practices for data science such as reusability, reproducibility, continuous monitoring, etc¬†


  • Familiarity with modern deep learning frameworks (Tensorflow, PyTorch, MXNet, etc)¬†
  • Ethical AI design principle
  • Capitec Data Science lifecycle¬†
  • Capitec Data Product Life Cycle



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
  • Analytical Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Communications Skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Planning, organising and coordination skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Interpersonal & Relationship management Skills
Additional Information
  • Clear criminal and credit record

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