Actuarial Analyst: Telematics

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Date: 13-May-2022

Location: Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Who are we?

MiWay is a direct financial services company. We are passionate about service excellence, convenience and offering our clients superior value products. Our Vision is to be a world-class direct financial services business that offers a complete array of services under one convenient umbrella – all managed online. Category winners of the Mail & Guardian Top Companies Reputation Awards in 2014, as well as the Deloitte Best Company to Work For Survey 2011 and 2012 – were are passionate about our people. We are positive that with the right people on board, we will continue to grow and give our clients the freedom to do things their way – free from worry and most importantly at peace with all the “what-ifs” of the world. Company values that every employee subscribes to are: Energy, Freedom, Accountability and Attitude. The ideal candidate is one who has the courage to be bold and subscribes to MiWay’s core values! Do you have a positive attitude, love a challenge, treat your colleagues with respect and look for solutions, not problems? If yes, then MiWay is the place for you!

What will you do?

At MiWay we are continuously looking to enhance the way we quantify risk, price and design our products. We are looking for a candidate that can extract value form vast amounts of telematics data using actuarial, statistical and machine learning techniques. Using telematics data and technologies this candidate will support and add value to the various functions within MiWay, e.g. pricing, customer support, claims and product.

What will make you successful in this role?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematical Statistics, or related field
  • 2 years in short term insurance

Deliverables include, but will not be limited to

  • Build risk and behavioural models and create rating factors utilising telematics and other data sources that solve the unique requirements of the business and its various functions.
  • Assist in the development of new initiatives and products that are powered by telematics technologies.
  • Design and engineer APIs that allow customers and agents to view and interact with telematics data.
  • Expand and maintain telematics systems and maintain relationships with the various telematics data providers.
     

Competencies Required

  • Excited by new challenges - Can envision and engineer solutions from scratch.
  • Keen to explore Big Data and extract value from it. 
  • Confidence and good communication with non-actuarial audience.
  • Competency in the following programming languages will be advantageous: Microsoft SQL, Python and C#
  • Agile and willing to change priorities as business requirements change.
  • Able to work alone and manage own time and also work in a team.

Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

Deadline to apply is 31 May 2022

Our commitment to transformation

At MiWay we believe in cultivating a positive and dynamic working environment that gives you freedom and opportunity to succeed. MiWay is committed to transformation and embracing diversity. This is what drives us to achieve a multicultural workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce, reflective of the demographics of our society.