Data Scientist ON HOLD

Data Science

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Data Scientist ON HOLD

Data ScienceGauteng

A leader in the insurance space, based in Johannesburg, is seeking a Data Scientist.

The Data Scientist contributes to company goals by extracting quantifiable insights from data, by using machine learning, AI and statistical analysis to deliver valuable business insights that helps with strategic decisions. Run with intermediate projects with little manager involvement.  Implement projects that deliver ROI

  1. Job Objectives/Outputs
  • Relationship building across the business
  • Data gathering (internal and external)
  • Follow instructions from manager and meet timelines
  • Be able to follow through on intermediate project without or little manager involvement
  • Sign-off work with manager
  • Deliver on project outcomes and timelines management
  • Data cleaning
  • Responsible for upskilling in data, modelling and business knowledge
  • Feature extraction and design
  • Assist peers with data science logic and thinking
  • Machine learning algorithms
  • Presentation and communication of results up to exco level
  • Implementation of models/data products
  • Monitoring and quantification of model/data product's effects on clients and stakeholders

Qualification:

  • Grade 12 (Standard 10) with University Entrance (NQF4)
  • 3-year degree in Information Technology / Sciences / Informatics / Applied Mathematics / Statistics / Quantitative sciences / Actuarial sciences / Data Mining

Desirable:

  • Master’s Degree in Information Technology / Sciences / Informatics / Applied Mathematics / Statistics / Quantitative sciences / Actuarial sciences / Data Mining
  • 3 – 6 years working experience within an analytical, data science or computer science environment
  • Experience in the Financial Services Industry – specifically Short-Term Insurance

Knowledge of:

  • Deep knowledge of Statistics
  • Programming (SAS/R/SQL)
  • Basic business and accounting principles
  • Basic database knowledge
  • Machine learning techniques
  • Presentation tools (Powerpoint)

Skills:

  • Ability to apply Machine learning techniques
  • Above average ability to program
  • Time and project management skills
  • Ability to work on your own
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Above average ability to present and communicate complex topics in easy to understand terms
  • Exhibit a natural curiosity to figure out how things work
    Skills
    • SAS
    • R Language
    • SQL
    • Machine Learning
    • Algorithms
    • Data Modelling
    • AI
    Requirements
    • Education Tertiary Degree
    • Experience 3+ Years

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