Job Description

Our client, a leading South African financial group founded in 1985, encompasses insurers and a comparison platform. Rooted in providing peace of mind, they safeguard possessions, loved ones, and life plans. Pioneering innovation and service, their diverse team drives excellence, and they are looking for a Senior Data Engineer to join their hybrid working team in Johannesburg.

Job Purpose:
Responsible for building data pipelines and maintaining and building production data systems. Extract complex quantifiable insights from the Company's data assets. Work with and make data available for valuable insights.

Application Software Development
  • Develop existing and new applications by analysing and identifying areas for modification and improvement
  • Develop new applications to meet customer requirements
Data Exploration
  • Perform complex statistical analysis and utilise mining, modelling, and testing techniques to enable data analysis
  • Gather Data from both internal and external data sources
  • Research and development of new tools and data techniques
  • Conduct feature extraction and design
  • Develop ETL data extractions jobs
Data Management
  • Take responsibility for developing and delivering a key element of the data management system
  • Ensure data cleaning, mapping, and understanding the data
Information and Business Advice
  • Resolve queries from internal or external customers or suppliers by providing information on complex processes and the related policies, referring to others where necessary for interpretation of policy
Advanced and Predictive Analytics
  • Run advanced and predictive analyses and perform model assessments, validation, and enhancement activities, using predictive analytics' software tools and functionalities
  • Implement models/data products in some instances, complete a piece of work to form part of larger project
Insights and Reporting
  • Prepare and coordinate the completion of various data and analytics reports
  • Ensure monitoring and quantification of model/data product's effects on the Company, its' clients and stakeholders
Stakeholder Engagement
  • Contribute to stakeholder engagement through identifying stakeholders, finding out their needs/issues/concern and reacting to these by arranging meetings and events and drafting supporting materials to promote understanding and commitment
Project Management
  • Work within an established project management plan to achieve specific goals
  • Deliver on project outcomes and timelines management
Personal Capability Building
  • Develop own capabilities by participating in assessment and development planning activities as well as formal and informal training and coaching; gain or maintain external professional accreditation where relevant to improve performance and fulfil personal potential. Maintain an in-depth understanding of technology, external regulation, and industry best practices through ongoing education, attending conferences, and reading specialist media
  • Responsible for upskilling in data, modelling, and business knowledge
Performance Management
  • Prioritise own workflow and ensure work is completed to the required standards of productivity, quality and timeliness; use performance management systems to improve personal performance
Qualification and Experience:
  • Grade 12/ SAQA Accredited Equivalent (Essential)
  • 3-year degree in Information Technology / Sciences / Informatics / Data Mining / Computer Sciences (Essential)
  • Master’s degree in information technology / sciences / informatics / Data Mining / Computer Sciences (Advantageous)
  • 5 or more years' working experience within a development, data science or computer science environment (Essential)
  • Experience in the Financial Services Industry – specifically Short-Term Insurance (Advantageous)
  • Any data engineering experience (Advantageous)

Should you wish to apply for the position, please apply directly via this job board, please ensure that you quote reference number 202633 subject heading or email body.

Surgo (Pty) Ltd will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity (EE) and is committed in maintaining diversity in its’ appointments. Surgo (Pty) Ltd, therefore also encourages people with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds to apply. Due to the high volume of applications, should you not receive feedback within three months upon submission, you can assume your application was unsuccessful and we encourage you to reapply. Please note that as a registered member of APSO, Surgo (PTY) Ltd. does not hold applicants accountable for any application fee.

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Johannesburg Gauteng
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