It is existentially urgent to figure out a way to insure people who are not insured. Turaco’s mission is to free people from the fear of financial shocks. Our 25-year goal is to insure a billion people, doubling the number of people insured in the world.
Turaco is a fast-growing financial services start-up in Africa that is bringing a new model to health and risk financing for emerging customers. Turaco offers subscription-based insurance for the mass market bundled with regular transactions that people are already doing. Turaco works through business partnerships to offer affordable insurance products that add real value to people’s lives. At Turaco we value simplicity, communication and transparency and strive to transform the way insurance works. When it comes to claims, our goal is to pay out and fast.
Turaco embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace - we’re building a team where our differences complement each other and make us stronger. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic.
Since launching in Feb 2019, Turaco has acquired 100,000+ end users. Over the next 24 months, that will grow to 1,000,000+ end users. We are growing very fast, and we’re looking for team members who can grow with us.
To learn more, visit www.turaco.insure
About the Role
We are looking for a Data Scientist who will proactively fetch data and information from various sources to support our product, sales, leadership, operations, and marketing teams with insights gained from analyzing company data.
The ideal candidate is adept at sifting through data points to create organized categories, comparing data points to current company processes and writing reports outlining business predictions or proposals. You are great at using large data sets to find opportunities for product and process optimization and using models to test the effectiveness of different courses of action.
You have proven ability to drive business results with their data-based insights through a variety of data mining/data analysis methods, using a variety of data tools, building and implementing models, using/creating algorithms and creating/running simulations. And you are comfortable working, collaborating and communicating with a wide range of stakeholders and functional teams.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Key Qualifications & Your Profile:
Our Company Culture
We define the “Turaco Way” as Low ego, Collaborative, Honest & Compassionate, Coach/Coachable, Customer Centric, Fun & Flexible, Takes Initiative & Ownership. If these words describe you then please come join us!
Total Compensation & Benefits:
Turaco offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. We combine that with a mix of useful employment benefits like stock option plans and healthcare and a company culture that allows you to enjoy your work while making meaningful connections.