Applications Developer - Actuarial (Remote)

Work Type: Full Time

The Opportunity

One of the biggest untapped markets in fintech is personal financial advice. It’s also one of the toughest domains to crack. If you’re looking to build a successful career and make an impact on the lives of many South Africans, this opportunity is for you. 

What are we all about?

LifeCheq is a fintech company specializing in personal finance, operating throughout South Africa. Our distinct approach to financial advice and our market-leading advice platform has redefined the category. We’re gearing up to scale our operations significantly in an exciting new chapter.

Our technology touches consumers, financial advisors and large enterprise institutions. The vision for our advice platform is to become one of the most transformative technology platforms in South Africa’s financial services landscape. In this role, you will be a pivotal player at an important point in our journey.

We mainly use Clojure for our backend, supplemented by ClojureScript and TypeScript for our frontends. 

Our business is funded by reputable institutional investors including Futuregrowth, African Rainbow Capital and Naspers Foundry.

Your responsibilities

  • Build client tools using inhouse LifeCheq software and scripts written in Clojure/Clojurescript.

  • Write, test, and deploy high-quality code using modern development practices and technologies to build and maintain models for use in client tools.

  • Develop and build financial models and advice tools for use in advisor and client applications.

  • Maintain and debug tools made.

  • Work with UI/UX designers to enhance the user interface and user experience of the platform, making it user-friendly for both internal and external users.

  • Integrate models, calculations, and algorithms into the platform to support pricing, risk assessment, and product development.

  • Analyze and interpret data, and statistical information to inform software design and functionality.

  • Analyze and research opportunities in the market in order to develop new products or streamline existing product offerings.

  • Stay informed on industry trends and emerging technologies, and apply your expertise to drive innovation.

  • Interact with internal and external clients to assess needs and provide solutions.

What skills you’ll bring

  • An actuarial qualification or a degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or a related field;

  • Strong coding skills in languages like, Clojure/Clojurescript, Python, R or similar languages;

  • Proficiency in data analysis, statistical modeling, and risk assessment;

  • Good knowledge of financial products.

What will set you apart from others

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, agile development environment

  • Exposure to Financial Services industry

  • Experience in financial products development

  • A passion to create valuable insurance and investment solutions

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong communication and collaboration abilities

What It's Like To Work Here

You will collaborate with agile cross-functional squads, which include backend engineers, machine learning engineers, financial experts, and designers. Each squad has a clear focus on customer-centric goals and the autonomy to achieve them.

We take your professional growth seriously! We will work with you to map out your success plan and provide an opportunity to fast-track your career while making a genuine difference.

This is a full time, remote position. We need you to be fluent in English, and be able to work core hours (10:00 to 16:00) for a GMT+2 time zone.

Employee Equity candidates are preferred.

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