Lifehealth Vacancies – Data Scientist

Website Life Healthcare

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be a key part of driving and embedding advanced analytics in the organisation. The role is responsible for extracting hidden insights from data that can inform strategic decisions using cutting-edge statistical and machine learning techniques.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ongoing skills development and research into optimal techniques and solutions for analytical problems.
  • Deliver insights that enhance business and senior management views of the value of analytics to the organisation.
  • Apply statistical and machine learning techniques to extract insights from structured and unstructured datasets to solve specific problems of business stakeholders.
  • Work effectively independently and as part of a team collectively to solve problems.
  • Ongoing monitoring of the performance of advanced analytic models
  • Present insights in a compelling and actionable way.
  • Use business knowledge and data understanding to extract features from raw data that can improve machine learning models
  • Identify opportunities for additional value-adding insights from data analysis.
  • Ensure that Life Healthcare can drive business value through predictive and prescriptive analytics.

Job Requirements:

  • Resilience
  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • Healthcare experience will be a strong advantage.
  • Ability to translate complex analytical concepts into a digestible and understandable way for the business stakeholder.
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Familiarity with relevant analytics tools, including big data solutions.
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical thinking
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse and interpret complex problems or processes that span multiple business areas, identify and understand requirements, and develop alternate solutions.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelors and preferably Honours-level degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Economics or a cognate analytical field, or other equivalent qualifications.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and sharpening of skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Specific coding language experience (Python/R/SAS/SQL) would be an advantage
  • 2+ years of experience in an analytics environment, using statistical and machine learning techniques.

Job Details:

Company: Life Healthcare

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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