Data analyst

by | July 21, 2022

Wauko (Pty) Ltd, our dynamic and growing financial services group based in Stellenbosch, offers an exciting opportunity for a highly competent and experienced data analyst who is energetic, dynamic, and self-motivated.

Do you have a specific set of skills, skills acquired over your career? Skills that are an asset for people like us? If we employed you now, would you passionately serve our customers, nurture and deepen our relationships with them as well as enhance the strength of our team. If this is you then consider yourself taken! You are a waucreator!”

Appointment requires an appropriate tertiary qualification, strong statistical analysis and programming skills and at least 3 years’ experience in a similar role.

key skills and experience:

  • Tertiary education in data and statistical analysis
  • 3+ years’ working experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of programming languages like SQL, Oracle, R, MATLAB, and Python
  • Technical proficiency regarding database design development, data models, techniques for data mining, and segmentation.
  • Experience in handling reporting packages like Business Objects, programming (Javascript, XML, or ETL frameworks), databases
  • Proficiency in statistics and statistical packages like Excel, SPSS, SAS to be used for data set analyzing
  • Adept at using data processing platforms like Hadoop and Apache Spark
  • Knowledge of data visualization software like Tableau, Qlik
  • Knowledge of how to create and apply the most accurate algorithms to datasets in order to find solutions
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
  • Excellent communication etiquette across multiple channels
  • Proficient in both English and Afrikaans

key features:

  • Maintenance and development of data analysis models and applications
  • Development of queries, dashboards and reports for internal teams and external clients
  • Work with client staff to understand client data sources and structure, assess data integrity, extract, and clean required data for modelling of client’s financial risks
  • Collaborate with external data specialists where required
  • Work with internal teams to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Research new technologies relating to our business processes
  • Research financial market data relating to our risk management activities, and identify, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns

other requirements:

  • Ability to explain technical information to non-technical people;
  • Ability to build positive relationship with clients;
  • Ability to motivate clients to provide required data timeously;
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills;
  • Proficient at resolving challenging situations, problem solving and working within a team;
  • Logical thinker;
  • Exhibits a hunger to acquire new knowledge and skills, particularly within the treasury space;
  • Ability to plan, administer, coordinate and execute instructions, with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment;
  • Knowledge of financial markets and accounting principles;
  • Be honest and trustworthy, motivated, and driven.

To apply please email you CV to


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