FSA (FinTech) - Quantitative Machine Learning Specialist & Software Developer

Sep 01, 2023

Midrand, South Africa

Company Description

About Deloitte:

Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services. Our global network of member firms and related entities in more than 150 countries and territories (collectively, the “Deloitte organization”) serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies. Learn how Deloitte’s approximately 312,000 people make an impact that matters at

About the Division

Our Assurance services go beyond merely meeting statutory requirements. We help our clients perform better and achieve their business objectives. We listen to their needs, think about the business implications and tailor our approach accordingly. In today's changing global economy, businesses need trusted advisors. Because Assurance professionals at Deloitte take the time to understand our clients' business as well as the industries in which they operate, we can help them identify major risks and opportunities over and above performance of the traditional financial reporting function. Our services include:

  • Financial Services Advisory
  • Actuarial & Insurance Solutions
  • Actuarial & Analytics Solutions

Financial Services Advisory is the leading risk management and modelling consulting practice in South Africa, servicing mostly financial institutions. We are a global centre of excellence in the areas of credit risk, capital management and financial instrument valuation.

We are a dynamic and technically excellent team, passionate about our clients and about developing market leading solutions and thought leadership. We are dedicated to building a stimulating learning environment that supports the ongoing personal development of each member of our team, including our partners.

Job Description

About the Job

A new exciting opportunity exists for a talented and experienced quantitative, machine
learning specialist and software developer within the FinTech team in Deloitte Financial
Services Advisory, based in Johannesburg. We are seeking a driven, innovative individual to assist with some of our challenging, state-of-the-art machine learning and global software development projects. The successful candidate will have a strong quantitative background with specific focus on machine learning, coupled with software development experience.

Essential Duties:

  • Designing and developing machine learning systems to add value in the market through speed, automation & insights
  • Implementing and fine-tuning appropriate machine learning algorithms based on various requirements
  • Designing and developing quantitative engines and algorithms underpinning prospective software applications
  • Identifying areas for upgrade and modification in existing applications and development thereof
  • Design of training material on machine learning
  • Writing and implementing efficient code
  • Working closely with other developers, UX designers, business and systems analysts


About You

 Tools and Experience:

  • 3-5 years of experience in quantitative modelling in one or more of the following areas: credit risk, market risk, financial models or statistical models
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge in researching and implementing machine
  • learning algorithms and systems
  • Intermediate to advanced level coding experience in the following languages compulsory: Python, C#
  • Familiarity with machine learning frameworks (keras) and libraries (sci-kit learn)
  • Understanding data structures, data modeling and software architecture
  • Experience using Git
  • Object-orientated programming skills
  • Experience in working with cloud environments advantageous
  • Experience working in containerized environments such as Kubernetes, Docker, etc. advantageous
  • Minimum 3 years of banking experience in industry or as a consultant
  • Experience in working with other individuals


  • Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in quantitative field such as Computer Science
  • Engineering (Software, Financial, etc.), Mathematics, Statistics or Physics
  • Master’s Degree in aforementioned disciplines is a plus
  • Technological certifications are a plus e.g. Cloud certification

Additional Information

Personal Attributes:

  • Conscientious individual demonstrating attention to detail and quality along with high levels of ownership and commitment.
  • An excellent team player capable of delivering results under pressure and to strict deadlines.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to pick up new and different concepts quickly and effectively.
  • Keen interest in diversified concepts across a multitude of disciplines.
  • A passion for keeping up to date with the latest advances in technology and how this affects the business environment.
  • Metric driven and focused on continual improvement. 
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts in simple terms.

What we offer: 

  • Exciting career growth prospects linked to the success of an ambitious FinTech inspired team.
  • The prospect of working closely with professionals who are leaders in their fields.
  • A large team of professionals to support business and professional growth.
  • The international Deloitte network, which provides opportunities to travel and access to international best practice.

*Please note that this job advertisement provides a summary of the capabilities required and all candidates shortlisted will receive a full list of capabilities.

At Deloitte, we want everyone to feel they can be themselves and to thrive at work—in every country, in everything we do, every day. We aim to create a workplace where everyone is treated fairly and with respect, including reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. We seek to create and leverage our diverse workforce to build an inclusive environment across the African continent.

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