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Data Scientist

Date: 08-May-2018

Location: Johannesburg, ZA

Company: Nedbank

Nedbank Recruiting

Position Title

Data Scientist

Requisition Number


Vacancy Location

Head Office – Sandton, Johannesburg

Closing Date

11 May 2018

BIS Advanced Analytics

Application Development

Nedbank Retail and Business Banking

Nedbank Retail and Business Banking takes care of all our individual clients, as well as businesses with an annual turnover of less than R700 million.
Though our retail channels of more than 1 000 staffed outlets and 3 500 ATMs, we offer a full range of services, including: transactional banking; card solutions; lending solutions; deposit-taking; risk management; a range of investment products; and card-acquiring services for business.

Job Purpose

To design, prototype and build next-generation analytic engines and services by applying strong expertise in maching learning , data mining and information retrieval

Essential Qualifications

  • Grade 12 / NQF Level 4 / National senior certificate qualification
  • Mathematical based degree – Degree i.e. Computer Science, Econometrics / Mathematical Statistics / Actuary Science / Engineering

Preferred Qualification

  • Masters Degree Computer Science, Econometrics / Mathematical Statistics / Actuary Science

Minimum Experience Level

  • 5-7 years’ experience in a statistical and/or data science role or related technical discipline
  • Experience builing mathematical based predictive models
  • Experience with Machine learning techniques
  • Experience with python packages i.e. MatLab / R / Python / Pison, Pandas / SciKit-Learn / Keras  is required, programming in C, C++, Java is advantageous
  • Deep knowledge of machine learning, statistics, optimization or related field using SAS / ARO (Asexual reproduction optimization)
  • Experience working with large data sets, simulation/ optimization and distributed computing tools (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Gurobi, Arena, etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with strong desire to work in cross functional teams
  • Attitude to thrive in a fun, fast-paced start-up like environment

Type of Exposure

  • Provide Financial Analysis
  • Presentation skills at executive level internally and externally
  • Implemented Strategy and Marketing Plan

Behavioural Competencies

  • Decision Making
  • Innovation
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills
  • Customer Focus
  • Applied Learning
  • Continuous Improvement

Talent Acquisition Consultant

Andile Gumbi


Please contact the Nedbank Recruiting Team at +27 860 555 566

Apply now



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