South Africa

Data Scientist

Company Telesure Investment Holdings
Reference # DS22/07/21
Published 22/07/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Gauteng Area, Gauteng, South Africa
Collect, analyze, report, and interpret data for use in the development of business strategies, extract quantifiable insights from past trends and current conditions to increase TIH's profitability and improves relationship's with clients and stakeholders. Build and maintain predictive and machine learning models with guidance from managers.
Job Functions Data Analysis,Science
Industries Insurance
Advanced and Predictive Analytics
Employ machine learning techniques and build predictive, descriptive, and behavioral models to help achieve various business performance indicators and to help identify business opportunities, linking insights to actionable recommendations. Receive manager sign-off for the machine learning analytics.

Data Exploration
Perform complex statistical analysis and utilize mining, modeling, and testing techniques to enable data analysis

Information and Business Advice
Provide specialist guidance on the interpretation and application of policies and procedures, resolving queries and issues and referring very complex or contentious issues to others.

Insights and Reporting
Prepare and coordinate the completion of various data and analytics reports for top management. For ongoing reporting to business, assist in the automation of the various data and analytic reports.

Business Requirements Identification
Support collection of business requirements using a variety of methods such as interviews, document analysis, and workflow analysis to express requirements clearly and succinctly.

Stakeholder Engagement
Assist with stakeholder engagement by arranging actions, meetings, events, and supporting materials to promote stakeholder understanding and commitment.

Project Management
Work within an established project management plan to achieve specific goals. Implement data analytic projects from start to finish and manage stakeholders throughout the project. Communicate the project status back to business or within the team.

Continuous Improvement
Contribute to reviewing existing operations in own area of work and generate new ideas to assist in identifying continuous improvements.

Data Management
Help others get the most out of data management systems by providing support and advice. Ensure that data is accurate and is aligned to policies and procedures set out by TIH.

Personal Capability Building
Develop own capabilities by participating in assessment and development planning activities as well as formal and informal training and coaching; gain or maintain external professional accreditation where relevant to improve performance and fulfill personal potential. Maintain an understanding of relevant technology, external regulation, and industry best practices through ongoing education, attending conferences, and reading specialist media.

Performance Management
Priorities own workflow and ensure work is completed to the required standards of productivity, quality and timeliness; use performance management systems to improve personal performance.
General Education

Grade 12/ SAQA Accredited Equivalent (Essential);
3 year degree in Information Technology / Sciences / Informatics / Applied Mathematics / Statistics /
Quantitative sciences / Actuarial sciences / Data Mining / Economics (Essential);
Master’s Degree in Information Technology / Sciences / Informatics / Applied Mathematics / Statistics / Quantitative sciences / Actuarial sciences / Data Mining / Economics (Advantageous)

*SAQA Accredited Equivalent* - It is the onus of the applicant to provide TIH and its subsidiaries with certified evidence that their qualification(s) meet the equivalent NQF level required for this role at time of application.

Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA)** competency requirements: FAIS recognized qualifications / Regulatory Examinations / Class of Business Certification and / or CPD according to your DOFA (where applicable) - As a registered Financial Service Provider, we are mandated to ensure that all our representatives are always and remain fit and proper at all times. By applying for this role, you consent to having your relevant qualification and or accreditation or confirm that you are working towards meeting the competency requirements. You further consent to the relevant information being verified.

Employment Equity

The Company's approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply. TIH is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion.

Should you not hear from our team in 30 days, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

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About TIH

Telesure Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (TIH), is the holding company of some of South Africa’s leading financial service providers. Our portfolio includes short-term insurers, a long-term insurer, health insurance as well as an insurance and personal finance comparison platform. We’re pioneers with a hunger for best, bringing customer-focused innovation and service excellence to the financial services industry. We’re an undivided team of diverse thinkers and doers who believe in leading through technology and pushing past their limits.

What we offer

TIH offers an exceptional benefits programme, and competitive compensation packages. You have options for Life Cover, Disability Benefits, Provident Fund, Medical Aid, and more. Office benefits include free undercover parking, free Wi-Fi, ATMs, an onsite gym, subsidised meals, convenience store, coffee shop, an on-site Dischem store, free seasonal fruits – every day, and an Active Access walking programme
Job Closing Date 29/07/2021
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