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Quantitative Analyst

Johannesburg Johannesburg, Gauteng Gauteng, South Africa
Closing date
Mar 11, 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
FirstRand believes that its people are its single most important resource and will not operate in a sector unless it has people who are right for that market and who share FirstRand's business values. We recruit self-starters who have a passion for what they do. We empower them, hold them accountable and reward them appropriately. We value diversity in our people, particularly for the way that this contributes to innovative thinking. If you think you will flourish in our environment, and you believe you have the necessary skills and competencies for the position advertised, then we are looking for you! All suitably qualified candidates will be considered. Appointments will be made in line with the Bank's EE Strategy

The purpose of this role is to build, optimise and implement innovative quantitative analytical methodologies, procedures, and advanced mathematical models that provide analytical support. To interpret insights, address business opportunities, implement business strategy, and deliver according to set processes and procedures.
  • Implement localised Analytics strategy to address business needs, under supervision and within set processes and procedures
  • Contribute to innovation by finding faster and more accurate ways of working
  • Comply with relevant statutory, legislative, policy and governance requirements and adhere to processes and procedures related to area of specialisation
  • Build and maintain stakeholder relationships
  • Address customer needs in order to meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Act responsibly with work related resources to contribute to cost containment
  • Assess own performance through seeking timely and clear feedback and request training where appropriate
  • Demonstrate teamwork as a valued team player
  • Participate in utilisation, refinement and enhancement of statistical models and data analysis to inform decision making and address business needs
  • Contribute to creative business solutions, optimisation of processes and conduct statistical modelling and data analysis to inform strategic decisions, under supervision and within set processes and procedures
  • Participate in the delivery of value add outputs across the analytics value chain in delivery of business strategy

Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum qualification - Relevant qualifications in information systems, data analyst, computer science, engineering, or mathematics ·
  • Preferred qualification - Relevant Honours degree / B Tech Degree · Experience 2 - 5 years related experience
  • Additional Knowledge:
  • Understanding of Quantitative Finance
  • Experience modelling and valuing banking-book financial instruments
  • SQL, Python, R
  • Experience as a software developer in a professional environment an advantage
  • Knowledge of Microsoft
  • Net and C# and advantage
  • Experience in a Treasury environment an advantage
  • Experience with large datasets
  • Ability to effectively analyse large datasets
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and handle detail-oriented tasks
  • Capable of working effectively under pressure
  • Collaborate with SME's and analysts to implement the solution
  • Effective written and verbal communication to stakeholders
  • Teamwork - focused and effective team communication
  • Analytical and structured thinking and approach
  • Self-starter and self-motivated
  • Ability to learn quickly · Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Maintains sound relationships with colleagues
  • Tools - tSQL, MS Excel and PowerQuery, git, R, Python

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All appointments will be made in line with FirstRand Group's Employment Equity plan. The Bank supports the recruitment and advancement of individuals with disabilities. In order for us to fulfill this purpose, candidates can disclose their disability information on a voluntary basis. The Bank will keep this information confidential unless we are required by law to disclose this information to other parties.

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