Data Scientist at insurance company
A fast-growing insurance company is looking for data scientists who are interested in improving business solutions
Data modelling, Business/Data Analysis
Centurion, South Africa
Company Size
>200 employees
2-5 years
Employment Type
23 days ago

OUTsurance is based at the OUTsurance campus in Centurion in South Africa, with easy access to the Gautrain station and national highways. We’re growing at a rapid pace both locally and internationally. You will have exposure to all aspects of the group including Personal and Commercial General Insurance, Life Insurance, Marketing and Finance. The OUTsurance group is built on excellence, world-class customer service and a burning desire to be the insurer and employer of choice. We continue to hire the best people for the job. The culture of our organisation is creative and stimulating, resulting in innovative solutions and rewarding careers where you can see the impact of your work in the day-to-day running of the company. We are looking for data scientists who are interested in improving business solutions by making data driven decisions, implementing new business processes while tracking the success of their work in the form of reporting and play a key role in supporting operational stakeholders.

Minimum requirements

Qualifications: Undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Data Mining, Data Analytics, Computer Science, Information Engineering, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Informatics or equivalent.


  • Recent graduate with outstanding academic results, or
  • 3-5 years’ relevant experience in:

o Data analysis o Programming o MIS reporting o SQL experience is beneficial

Job specification

Are you:

  • Recently qualified
  • Passionate about working with data
  • Innovative and not afraid to think out of the box
  • Someone who can deliver quality pieces of work within given time frames
  • Someone that can deconstruct a problem on the fly and talk to others as you do so
  • Driven to continuously improve and enhance the world around you
  • Keen to work in a dynamic environment where there’s often no textbook solution – ideal for lifelong learners
  • Familiar or skilled in object-oriented programming languages

The ideal candidate should:

  • Consider themselves an expert in any of the following fields: o Statistical data analysis o Programming o Machine learning algorithms, computational or artificial intelligence
  • Be able to align their personal work values to the OUTsurance values of awesome service, passionate, honest, human, dynamic and recognition;
  • Remain enthusiastic when dealing with challenges in a stressful, deadline orientated environment.
  • Be a South African citizen or permanent resident

If this sounds like the environment for you and you're interested in earning a competitive salary at one of the leading short term insurers in South Africa then apply now!

Shortlisted candidates will be required to write a test before being invited for an interview.

Please note that this position is not for our actuarial graduate programme or for traditional actuarial positions.