Job summary

Cape Town, South Africa, Africa
Career Level:
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Bachelor's Degree
Job type:
Full time

Decision Optimisation Analyst (AA/EE)(Ref 117)

About this job

Qualifications, Competencies & Skills 

A recognised degree with a mathematical/statistical background

Preference will be given to candidates with postgrad qualifications

2 -3 years’ experience in a predictive model building role

Strong mathematical or statistical abilities

Critical thinking self-starter with initiative

Dessire to learn new software and constantly learn new statistical/modelling techniques



The successful candidate will join the Analytics and Optimization team where their core responsibilities will include the building of predictive models to assist marketing, operations and credit risk departments plus various ad hoc analytical projects to support strategic business decisions.


Model Development 
Data Extraction and Manipulation
Recommendations on outcome definitions and Windows
Model development (e.g. regression)
Model documentation


Optimisation Strategy Development
Set up scenarios and constraints
Arrive at implementable solutions that add measurable business value
Specify implementation and test plans
Present recommendations to decision makers and get the go ahead for implementation
Create specifications required for implementation

Performance Tracking and maintenance
 Monitor performance of champion/challenger and other strategies
Update models or strategies where required
Recommend rollout strategy for successful tests

Job keywords/tags:  mathematical/statistical background
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