Senior Decision Scientist

  • Full Time
  • Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa

Capitec Bank Ltd

Senior Decision Scientist

Date: 12-Nov-2019


Stellenbosch, Western Cape, ZA

Capitec Bank Ltd

Purpose Statement

Delivering business solutions via a collaborative approach involving mathematical formulae, business tactics, technological applications and behavioural sciences to help senior management make data driven decisions.



  • 6 years’ relevant experience in statistical analysis (with relevant Degree with a major in  Data Science /  Mathematics / Statistics / Risk Management)


  • 4 years’ relevant experience in statistical analysis (Relevant Honours Degree with a major in Data Science / Mathematics / Statistics /  Informatics / Risk Management)


  • 3 years’ relevant experience in statistical analysis (Relevant Master’s Degree with a major in  Data Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Risk Management)

Experience must include the following (within the Retail Credit Risk Management Environment):

  • Extracting and Aggregating Data from Large Relational Databases
  • Data Mining and Predictive Modelling
Qualifications (Minimum)
  • Grade 12 National Certificate / Vocational
  • A relevant degree in Data Analysis or Mathematics
Qualifications (Ideal or Preferred)
  • A relevant post graduate degree
  • Masters Degree in Data Analysis or Mathematics
  • Analytics
  • Predictive Modelling and Machine Learning
  • Project management methodologies
  • IT implementation cycle
  • Credit cycle
  • Technical understanding and knowledge (different operating systems / databases / programming languages)
  • General business acumen to identify the impact technical issues may have on design and delivery of solutions.
  • Best practices and tools in credit risk
  • Interpretation of user requirements and translation into business requirements specifications
  • Retail credit environment / industry
  • Confidentiality and intellectual property implications and constraints
  • Interpretation of user requirements
  • Translation of business requirements into business requirement specifications
  • Communications Skills
  • Numerical Reasoning skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Reporting Skills
  • Computer Literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook)
  • Attention to Detail
  • SAS Skills
  • SQL Skills
  • R skills
  • Python skills
  • Interpersonal & Relationship management Skills
Additional Information
  • Clear criminal and credit record
  • Ability and willingness to work in an open plan environment


Capitec is committed to diversity and, where feasible, all appointments will support the achievement of our employment equity goals

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