Discovery Career – Data Scientist

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Job Description:

The DS Lab is a highly specialised and growing team that tackles challenges in the health, life and short-term insurance businesses, as well projects that cut across the whole of the Discovery Group, related to driving efficiencies and new business.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Improving processes and data collection where opportunities arise
  • Mining and visualising large structured and unstructured datasets throughout the businesses to find new insights to inform product design, risk management, sales initiatives, operational efficiency, customer interaction strategies, etc
  • Following model implementations through to business adoption
  • Monitoring model performance and using feedback for improvement

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to source and combine data from both structured and unstructured sources
  • Solid understanding of statistics and experience in at least one statistical modelling language
  • Ability to formulate a clear problem statement, develop a plan for tackling it and clearly communicating findings verbally and in writing
  • Some exposure to big data tools and programming languages preferred, e.g. Spark, Scala

Qualification & Experience:

  • Good experience with writing queries in SQL
  • Honours or Master’s degree in either Data Science, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Operations Research, Industrial engineering, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science

Job Details:

Company: Discovery Limited

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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