Senior Data Scientist

Job description

What We'll Bring:

As a data scientist in our team, you’ll join a world class group of data scientists, statisticians and mathematicians on a mission to derive insights from data and put them to good use.

You’ll be responsible for developing credit risk, fraud and customer solutions through consulting engagements and research serving TransUnion’s clients across Financial Services, Telecommunications and Insurance Industries.

What You'll Bring:

  • You’ll collaborate with cross-functional teams and external partners both locally and internationally to drive the design and development of analytical products and solutions at TU Africa.
  • You’ll lead, provide guidance and contribute subject matter expertise in projects involving descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analysis – leveraging a variety of advanced tools and techniques.
  • You’ll deliver analytic insights and recommendations in succinct and compelling presentations for internal and external customers and an executive audience.
  • You’ll foster a high performance culture and cultivate an environment that promotes excellence and reflects the TransUnion brand.

Impact You'll Make:

  • A work environment that encourages collaboration and innovation at a global scale. We consistently explore new technologies and tools to remain on the forefront of analytical innovation.
  • Best in class analytical platforms with proprietary TU analytical tools, shared services and a hybrid-cloud infrastructure
  • Technical infrastructure offering you workplace flexibility in a post-COVID-19 world
  • Our culture encourages our people to hone current skills and build new capabilities, while discovering their genius.


  • Honors, Master’s or PhD degree in statistics, applied mathematics, computer science, engineering, or another highly quantitative field. A track record of academic excellence.
  • At least three (4) years of professional experience with analytic projects in Financial Services, Telecommunications, Insurance or related industries.
  • Multiple examples of demonstrated success in internal and external client-facing analytical roles over a period of at least three (3) years.
  • Strong written a verbal communication skills: ability to clearly articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences, strong presentation skills with comfort presenting to multiple levels within the organisation.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and creative problem solving skills.
  • Mastery of a statistical programming languages such as R, and SAS; proficiency with Microsoft Office tools.
  • Operates with little supervision in a complex, dynamic, matrixed environment. Able to handle multiple tasks at one time.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple assignments effectively.
  • An understanding of current industry challenges and trends at the level needed to proactively identify customers’ analytical needs and related business opportunities.
  • Proven track record and ability to mentor and supervise junior resources on a project assignment basis.

Preferred Requirement:

  • Experience using other statistical programming languages such as Python, SQL and Hive
  • Experience and familiarity with analytical consulting preferred.
  • Experience working with credit bureau data and solutions preferred.

TransUnion Job Title

Sr Consultant, Data Science and Analytics

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