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We're on the lookout for energetic, self-motivated individuals who share our passion for service in the banking industry. To be part of the journey, follow the steps below:

  • To see what life at Capitec is all about and complete a short assessment, please click here!
  • Once you have completed the above finalize your application by clicking apply below.

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 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

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

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