Senior Data Scientist Job Opportunities – PostBank Uganda Ltd (PBU)

Job Title: Senior Data Scientist

Organisation: PostBank Uganda Ltd (PBU)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head 0f Strategy and Data


About US:

PostBank Uganda Ltd (PBU), a government owned bank regulated by Bank of Uganda under the Financial Institutions Act, 2004. The bank focuses on being the market leader in advancing financial inclusion.


Job Summary:  The Senior Data Scientist will be tasked with;

  • Creating new, experimental frameworks to collect data
  • Building tools to automate data collection
  • Searching through large data sets for usable information
  • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Correlating similar data to find actionable results

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Support with the execution and management of special projects related to analytics
  • Work with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging Bank data to drive business solutions
  • Mine and analyse data from Bank databases to drive optimization and improvement of product development, marketing techniques and business strategies
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques
  • Develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets
  • Use predictive modelling to increase and optimize customer experiences, revenue generation and other business outcomes
  • Coordinate with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes
  • Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyse model performance and data accuracy.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in statistics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Applied Mathematics, or a related discipline
  • At least four years’ experience in the financial services industry (experience in a Tier 1 financial institution is an advantage)
  • At least four years’ experience in data analysis, systems analysis and data manipulation
  • Proficiency with data mining, mathematics, and statistical analysis
  • Advanced pattern recognition and predictive modelling experience
  • Experience with MS Excel, MS PowerPivot, MS PowerPivot, SQL Server Integration Services
  • Proficiency in at least 3 programming languages i.e., SQL, JavaScript, Python, R, etc.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with an emphasis on product development
  • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python etcetera.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets
  • Experience working with and creating data architectures
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etcetera) and experience with applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams
  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques
  • Strong business acumen.


How to Apply:

The Following Documents Should Accompany The Application Strictly Online:

  • Detailed CV
  • Certified copies of academic documents
  • Applicants address and day time telephone contacts
  • Postal/email address and daytime telephone contact of three referees of good standing in society one of which should be your current Supervisor.


Please send your application to  addressed to the Ag. Chief HR Officer and put the job you are applying for as the Subject (Strictly).


Deadline: Wednesday 23rd November 2022 at 5.00pm


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Date Posted 2022-11-22
Valid Through 2022-11-23
Hiring Organization PostBank Uganda Ltd
Job Location , , Kampala, 0256, Uganda