Vacancies at Old Mutual – Specialist Data Scientist

Website Old Mutual

Job Description:

This role is responsible for turning data into actionable insights for business partners. The role focusses on delivering insight and will also be responsible for creating end to end solutions which includes problem definition, data acquisition, data exploration and visualization, experimenting with statistical and machine learning methods when required, implementing statistical models or solutions where appropriate and providing business with the required insights

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates effectively with others to achieve personal results.
  • Coaches/ Mentors junior data scientists in the areas of machine learning, statistical analysis and building predictive models
  • Accepts and lives the company values.
  • Work with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions through the use of advanced analytics
  • Accountable for service delivery through own efforts.
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications.
  • Individually accountable for managing own time, tasks and output quality over periods of up to a year.
  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.
  • Develop advanced analytics data driven solutions to difficult business problems

Job Requirements:

  • Data visualisation (Qlikview, Tableau)
  • Experience with deploying machine learning to production environments.
  • Database structures
  • Data extraction, manipulation and maintenance (SQL, R, SAS, Excel)
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and
  • experience with applications.
  • End to end experience and understanding of data analytics
  • Statistical analysis and predictive modelling (Python, R, Data Robot, Alteryx, SPSS)
  • Data Mining and Big Data experience.
  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (Natural Language Processing, clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural
  • networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Strong understanding of statistical analysis, modeling and machine learning techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of different types of recommendation systems.
  • An interest in Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning.
  • Relevant tertiary/post- graduate qualification in statistics/engineering or another advanced analytics related field
  • Experience building backend systems at scale with a strong focus on data processing and machine learning.
  • 5 – 8 years’ work experience of which at least 5 years must be in an advanced analytics type role with model building experience
  • Experience with end-to-end machine learning frameworks such as Azure Machine Learning/Azure Cognitive Services.

Job Details:

Company: Old Mutual

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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