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  • Posted: Oct 21, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 28, 2020
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    OUTsurance took the direct short-term insurance industry by storm when it launched in February 1998. Built on the principle that 'you always get something out', OUTsurance clients receive a cash OUTbonus - the first reward system in South Africa to return cash to clients who remain claim free. To date, we've already paid out more than R2.4 bil...
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    Digital Data Architect

    Digital Data Architect

    OUTsurance is a customer-centric and dynamic financial services company with a global foot print and a proud history of innovation. We are vibrant, successful and values orientated with an awesome dynamic culture encapsulated by the ethos that clients and staff “always get something OUT.” Our success can be attributed, amongst other things, to the outstanding people that work for us.

    The actuarial and analytics department requires the service of a self-motivated individual, a go-getter with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and under pressure. As the Digital Data Architect, you will work closely with the Digital Analytics Support team members, product owners, IT / BI developers and consultants from internal / partner organisations to ensure our data driven principle is lived and breathed in every proposition.

    Qualifications and experience

    • Postgraduate degree in Data Mining, Data Analytics, Computer Science,  Information Engineering, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Informatics or equivalent.
    • Substantial (3+ years) practical Data architecture experience and developing and leveraging Digital Data Architecture Principles. Solid understanding of physical database design and the systems development lifecycle.
    • Google Cloud Platform, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Firebase, Apache Airflow, SQL and Python experience is beneficial.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; with the ability to explain complex problems in a simple and effective manner.

    Job description

    Using data effectively requires the right data architecture, built on a foundation of business requirements. Meeting leading-edge business requirements, such as real-time customer and decision support, and large-scale analytics requires the integration of traditional data warehousing with new technologies.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Collaborating with business and technical stakeholders to develop a point of view on our current and, if possible, future business requirements, sketch its desired, flexible digital data-management architecture, and create a roadmap for implementation.
    • Contributing to the development of the digital data strategy and roadmap and ensuring it aligns and supports the business and technology roadmaps and enables the expected business outcomes.
    • Communicating solution approaches to technical and non-technical stakeholders that address short term business needs but evolve to support long term needs and to align to the digital data roadmap.
    • Owning the definition and the maintenance of Digital Data Assets. Drive the migration and clean-up of data from legacy systems to new solutions.
    • Acting as a trusted advisor across the team, educating staff members through training and individual support around data management.
    • Advising and supporting all aspects of data governance and data protection legislation.
    • Documenting and presenting architecture, models, diagrams to the team and technical leader board.
    • Accommodate new digital capabilities such as collecting and analysing unstructured data, enabling real-time data processing, and streaming analytics.


    • Technical proficiency and an eagerness to expand skills and develop knowledge
    • Ownership orientated – must be able to take ownership over projects
    • Being able to work under immense pressure
    • Must have a passion for operational processes and strategies
    • An ability to thrive in a busy environment with multiple deliverables
    • The ability to interact in a team-environment
    • High attention to detail

    An ideal candidate will be able to align their personal work values to the OUTsurance values of passion, profitability, recognition, people development, honesty, respect and awesome service. Being enthusiastic in dealing with challenges in a stressful, deadline orientated environment is essential. Most important of all, someone who takes their work serious, but not themselves.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to OUTsurance on to apply

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