Actuarial Analyst

Location
Sandown, Gauteng, South Africa
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 20, 2017
Closes
Dec 01, 2017
Ref
2167779
Contract Type
Full Time
Actuary with a difference required for this fast moving, innovative organisation! Become part of this fantastic, driven team whilst generating insights from data and use analytical models in order to understand the key risks that the business is exposed to and to answer key business questions. Key Outputs - - Develop actuarial / statistical models to aid in decision-making - Identify appropriate models / algorithms to mine large datasets and develop rich insights into member behaviour. - Identify key trends and interact with business to understand the impact of these trends and identify possible courses of action to mitigate / take advantage of the trends identified. - Produce regular and ad-hoc experience reports and data analysis Competencies Technical Skills: - SQL Statistical modelling tools such as SPSS or R knowledge of full MS Office Suite with highly advanced Excel Behavioural Skills: - An ability to communicate technical complexity to a non-technical audience - Keen to pursue a career outside of a traditional actuarial environment - A focus on delivering results and meeting customer expectations - Curious - Creativity and innovation Critical thinking - An interest in analysing large datasets - Comfortable with change and a fast paced work environment Qualifications & Experience - An advanced degree in Actuarial Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Applied Maths or another quantitative field. - A minimum of 2 years' experience working in a data driven environment - Experience working with large datasets and applying statistical or other modelling techniques Experience in applying machine learning algorithms would be advantageous