Sunday , February 25 2024

Discovery Health Vacancies – R & D Analytical Specialist

Website Discovery Limited

Job Description:

Support the Head of Actuarial R&D for Vitality Global to ideate, research and develop Vitality central products for global applications. We aim to meet the central product vision to create shared insurance value and improve insurance risk through incentives and behaviour change techniques.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Proactively generate new ideas or strategies to improve the Vitality offering
  • Managing relationships with other key business units within Vitality and across markets
  • Produce world-leading insights through advanced analytics and research to provide practical solutions to real business problems.
  • Work with internal and external datasets to aid the development of product concepts and to generate IP. This spans quick analyses to building complex machine learning or actuarial models.
  • Doing research to supplement analyses/models, generate key insights, progress product constructs and drive strategies that maximises value.
  • Conduct and analyse experiments or surveys to discover valuable IP to progress the product.
  • Work together with other teams, including insurance markets, design and systems to develop, explain and productionise research or product concepts
  • Ensure that Vitality leverages the latest technology developments, Discovery experience and innovations.
  • Understand Vitality landscapes across markets, including needs of partners and customers to uncover opportunities that drive actuarial value.
  • Packaging and presenting work and results to key stakeholders in Vitality and its partners through excellent and audience-sensitive communication
  • Become the subject matter expert on various themes / topics
  • Drive technical development, insights and the science that can be implemented into Vitality central products that will add value to
  • Vitality customers, their insurers and society.
  • Keep updating the science powering Vitality (actuarial and behavioural) and create new IP for global applications and to help set strategy

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Disciplined management of self, own projects and ability to collaborate with others
  • Strong analytical and technical modelling skills and complex problem-solving ability
  • Results orientated with a passion to always add value
  • Ability to influence and manage external relationships in a professional manner
  • Strategic, rational, logical decision-making and a bias for action
  • Big picture thinking and a love of the detail
  • Strong work ethic; pragmatic and structured
  • Curious and humble with a constant growth mindset

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience in Actuarial Modelling, data analytics, coding (R or Python), strategy development, problem solving, mathematical and statistical reasoning will be an advantage
  • Qualified Actuary (or nearly) or Data Scientist.
  • 3+ years’ experience, preferably with an understanding of Discovery products, experience and integration with Vitality

Job Details:

Company: Discovery Limited

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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