Data Scientist
Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA
6d ago
source : Latest Jobs

The position available is in the Discovery Health Operations Intelligence unit. We use cutting edge big data’ hardware and software to glean actionable insights.

Key Responsibilties 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.

Responsibilities will include :

  • Connecting with a multitude of stakeholders to understand the data in a healthcare and operational context
  • Mining large structured and unstructured datasets to find new insights to inform operational efficiency and member- delight’ interaction strategies
  • Research and application of the most up to date machine learning algorithms and AI techniques
  • Present data and model findings in a way that provides actionable insights
  • Implementing results for use in both the internal and external environments
  • Monitoring model performance
  • Improve processes and databases where opportunities arise
  • Technical skills core :

  • Expert in data science 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
  • Understanding and application of Big Data and distributed computing principles
  • Hands on experience with Big Data systems will be preferred
  • Strong analytical and statistical knowledge with an understanding of the latest machine learning algorithms for both structured and unstructured data
  • 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)
  • Production environment machine learning and AI
  • Technical skills additional :

  • Experience with Google Tensor flow is preferred
  • Experience in sourcing and combining data from both structured and unstructured sources
  • Experience in a statistical modelling tool (SPSS modeller (preferred), SAS)
  • Behavioral skills :

  • A passion for data exploration and analytics
  • Self-starter
  • 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
  • Ethical and able to maintain confidentiality and manage boundaries
  • Aligned to Discovery values and core purpose
  • Professional Qualifications & Experience

  • Honours or Master’s degree in either Data Science, Statistics, or Applied Mathematics with some experience in software engineering, computer science or working with big disparate sets of data, OR
  • Honours or Master’s degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering with solid experience in statistical modelling, data mining and machine learning
  • Other analytical qualifications will also be considered if accompanied by the relevant experience
  • A minimum of 2 years work experience in a data science position
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