Discovery Is Hiring: Junior Data Scientist – South Africa

Key Purpose

In this role you will be involved in creating opportunities that delight our customers by leveraging Discovery’s vast clinical, demographic and operational data. The successful applicant will be working within a highly specialized and growing team investigating ways to optimize and improve client services for Discovery’s client schemes. The successful candidate must be motivated, productive and work well within a team.

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

Connecting with a multitude of stakeholders to understand the data in a healthcare and operational context
Mining large datasets to find new insights to inform operational efficiency and ‘member- delight’ interaction strategies
You will be expected to deliver clear and reliable results on tight and high-pressured deadlines at times
Use data to provide insights with predictive modelling, visualisations, advanced SQL scripts
Present data and model findings in a way that provides actionable insights to business users

Personal Attributes and Skills

Experience in programming languages such as R, Python, Scala
Expert in data manipulation skills including SQL to extract, transform and load data
Experience in interactive data exploration and data-driven story telling
Strong analytical and statistical knowledge
Ability to formulate problem statements and develop a plan for tackling the problem
Strong ability to communicate findings and recommendations from data (visual, verbal and written)
Willingness to learn and grow exponentially
A restless curiosity towards data and uncovering unknown correlations
Ability to work cohesively in a team environment and balance multiple priorities
A team player who can work alone when required and without supervision
High level of attention to detail, resilience, enthusiasm, energy and drive
Positive, can-do attitude

Education and Experience

Honours or Master’s degree in either Statistics, or Applied MathematicsHonours or Master’s degree in Computer Science with experience in statistical modelling, data mining and machine learning

Other analytical qualifications will also be considered if accompanied by the relevant experience

Analytical work experience in the financial or health services industry (advantageous)

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