Job title: Senior Data Scientist
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Financial Services (Banking, Capital Markets, Insurance, Investment Management)
Expertise: Data, Research & Analytics
Salary type: Annual
Location: Johannesburg
Job published: 2021-09-01
Job ID: 33253
Contact name: Sheila Mtakwa
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Job Description


Are you a Senior Data Scientist looking for an exciting team to join? This could be the right opportunity for you to join a team that is involved in exciting projects across different products and brands!



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.
  • Data Exploration
  • Perform complex statistical analysis and utilize mining, modeling, and testing techniques to enable data analysis.
  • Insights and Reporting
  • Contribute to the design and creation of complex reports for top management.
  • Stakeholder Engagement



  • Machine Learning techniques
  • Deep knowledge of statistics
  • Programming skills in R and Python
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Data management



  • Degree/Hons/Masters in Maths/Actuarial Science/Computer Science/Statistics/Data Mining
  • 5 to 7 years working experience within an analytical, data science or computer science environment
  • Data analytics and optimization using the latest statistical tools and packages
  • Experience in financial insurance environment (Advantageous)