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Prodigy Finance - who we are
Prodigy Finance is a platform that enables financing for international postgraduate students at the world’s best universities, whilst delivering competitive financial and social returns to alumni, institutional and private investors.
This borderless and innovative model enables education loan financing to students from across the globe, whilst using predicted post-degree affordability rather than present-day salary.
Since 2007, Prodigy Finance has extended over US$800 million through the platform to fund over 16,000 students from over 150 countries.
Our team of over 200 (and growing) is already truly global. Our head office is in London with much of the team being based in beautiful Cape Town.
We also have an office in New York plus team members based across Europe and Asia.
We are funded by some of the best, pre-eminent institutions in the world including Index Ventures, Balderton Capital, RMIH, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank.
Why this is an amazing opportunity
This is a new and exciting position where you will work across a wide variety of departments, delivering actionable insights to help solve complex business problems.
Using the top analytics tools such as Tableau alongside a cloud based data-warehouse provides exposure and learning to new technologies.
The role is high-impact with opportunity to grow within the data team.
We are a small non-hierarchical team; this means that you are going to get exposure to all aspects of our business immediately.
You’ll gain as much accountability as you can handle and have a huge influence on scaling the company.
Our team is very international and very sociable; you will interact with the broader business on a regular basis. The position will be based in Cape Town.
Why join Prodigy Finance
What you will do in the role
You will join the Data team in developing and executing a structured data analytics program across the business. You will need to gain a complete understanding of all our available data sources, execute data gathering and cleaning, analytics and visualisations, as well as supporting the self-service data initiative throughout the organisation.
The ideal candidate will possess experience in the financial services industry delivering accurate and actionable analytical information, have an inquisitive nature, a strong commitment to privacy and professional ethics, a customer service orientation and a flexible, entrepreneurial approach to solving problems.
Key responsibilities are :
What you will be measured on
What you need to be great at
Who we are looking for; track record must haves
Experience that would be nice to have (but we’ll trade off if everything else fits)
If you haven’t worked in a start-up before, you need to show us that you have a real desire and potential to be successful in a young, high-growth, non-corporate company.
The Prodigy Fit; attributes which run true in everyone at Team Prodigy
To be an A player at Prodigy Finance, you need to possess in spades the following attributes :
Innovative + Smart
Be curious enough to want to know more, think out the box, maybe even break the box, show initiative and be smart about it to find implementable, impactful solutions.
International + Accountable
Push yourself to be better every day. Work with others across the world, be resilient, add value and then hold yourself accountable.
Encourage and celebrate each other.
Energetic + Fun
Sense of humour survival. Bring energy and fun. Wear your heart on your sleeve. Work hard and find the time to play. We’re in this together.
Do you want to be our next Data Analyst? Here’s what to do now :
If this sounds exciting and you'd like to have an informal chat, get in touch below and tell us why you want to work at Prodigy Finance.