Talent Pool of Information Technology and Data Analytics Professionals

Our reimagined future is informed by our vision to build a smart, modern SARS with unquestionable integrity, leveraging on technology, digitalisation, and automation to make it easier for Taxpayers and Traders to comply with their Tax obligations to the benefit of all South Africans. We are building a culture that is rooted in SARS’ higher purpose, service, transparency, and fairness. You could become one of these pioneers by joining our talent community.

Our Community of Information Technology and Data Analytics Professionals

Are you passionate about Information Technology (IT) and Data Analytics, and looking for a vibrant environment that shares your enthusiasm?

Our Information Technology and Data Analytics professionals, play a crucial enabling role in our organization, utilising their expertise to support and enhance our technological infrastructure and build valuable data insights. You will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects, collaborate with a diverse group of professionals, and make a significant impact in building our nation.

Look no further! We are thrilled to invite you to join our exclusive IT and Data Analytics Talent pool, where technology and data enthusiasts like you come together to connect, collaborate, and grow!

Why Join the Talent Pool?

By joining our IT and Data Analytics Talent pool, you will be one step closer to modernising our existing infrastructure using AI and leading technology to provide cutting edge, automated services to taxpayers and traders. In addition, our very unique and diverse data sets provide an opportunity to develop models, solutions and provide insights for use cases at the cutting edge of data science.

Functional areas

  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Our systems handle over 86 million cargo, trade, and supply chain messages, with more than 2000 virtual servers and 1.7 petabytes of data. Our Customs department can process declarations in less than 7 seconds, and we have introduced smart border technologies for enhanced security.

  • A Unique and Diverse Data Set: SARS has an extensive and diverse big data set, that serves as a foundational pillar to our current and future strategic enablers. We make extensive use of big data management, machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide enabling capabilities to facilitate optimal revenue and trade services.

  • Automation Excellence: Our automation team is pushing boundaries. We go beyond “record and playback” and focus on advanced automation techniques. With thousands of user test cases, we harness the power of databases, Message Queue, and custom-designed tools to streamline testing processes and deliver top-notch quality.
  • Leading the Way: SARS is a leader in adopting new technologies. We collaborate with over 200 IT vendors and invest heavily in our infrastructure and software, with an investment of R600 million in the past year alone. We embrace technologies like SDWAN, hybrid cloud, AI, predictive analytics, and world-class security tools to ensure we stay ahead of the curve.
  • Recognized Achievements: SARS has been recognized both locally and globally, winning multiple innovation awards, such as the use of blockchain in customs bonds and the development of a cutting-edge Customs Risk Engine. SARS furthermore participates in and chairs global forums on topics such as cryptocurrency exchanges, global tax and customs policy.
  • Meaningful Impact: At SARS, we are dedicated to making a difference. Our introduction of Auto Assessments has eliminated the need for millions of taxpayers to file their tax returns, thanks to the utilization of vast amounts of third-party data. We are revolutionizing the way people interact with us, with over 85% of taxpayers and traders using our digital channels.
  • Endless Opportunities: Immerse yourself in a diverse range of projects and technologies, from cloud computing and cybersecurity to data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Our talent pool is the gateway to a world of endless possibilities.

Who Should Join?

  • IT and Data Analytics Professionals and Enthusiasts
  • Smart creatives and analytical thinkers
  • IT and big Data Innovators and Problem Solvers

Want to join our Talent Pool of IT and Data Analytics Professionals? Click here to express your interest.

Disclaimer: SARS’s IT and Data Analytics Talent Community is the best place to be! When you become part of this purposeful community and your talent matches what we’re looking for, SARS will contact you as and when IT and/or Data Analytics vacancies become available. Looking forward to meeting you!

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