Data Analyst

What We’re Looking For:

The purpose of this role is to serve as an analytics specialist in the business, focusing on data mining, analysis and modelling of data with the purpose of providing data-driven insights that will enable the achievement of the business’s overall goals and drive clinical and operational decision-making. The Data Analyst will also provide guidance and manage Junior Data Analysts.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:


  • Cleansing and verifying the integrity of data and enhancing data sources where necessary.
  • Ensure code is thoroughly tested.
  • Ensure best practices are followed.
  • Analysis of data in order to provide data-driven insights through data mining and exploratory analysis.
  • Visualize data insights and communicate findings.
  • Use machine learning tools and statistical techniques to produce solutions to business problems.


  • Support, mentor and provide technical guidance to junior Data Analysts.


  • Collaborate with the data leads and stakeholders to understand the data requirements in order to provide them with support.
  • Leverage business knowledge to create solutions that enable enhanced business performance.
  • Help guide business when making technical decisions.


  • Perform research and constantly stays on top of the industry’s trends.
  • Adhere to internal Agile methodology.
  • Actively look for opportunities to improve through stretch assignments and continuous learning.

Things That Should Be In Your Background:

  • 2+ years experience in the Data industry
  • A Bachelor's degree (Stats, Engineering, Business Science preferred).
  • Experience in data analysis and business intelligence.
  • Proficiency in SQL.
  • Proficiency in R or Python.
  • Experience with a reporting tool, such as Tableau.

Other Attributes That Will Help You In This Role:

  • Good Problem Solving Skills.
  • Analytical, strategic and logical thinker.
  • Time management, discipline, accountability, self-motivation and eagerness to learn.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate to data solutions.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and work as part of a team as well as on your own.
  • Attention to Detail.
  • Curious and eager to learn.
  • Enjoy working in an agile, fast paced environment.
  • Comfort with ambiguity, ready to solve complex problems.
  • Self aware and humble, ask for help/give help.
  • Resilience.
  • Empathize with end users and stakeholders.

Working Conditions

  • Typically the individual will be housed in an office environment at a designated desk/workstation within the Systems & Technology department.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Should be able to use a computer keyboard, calculator, and general office equipment.

Physical Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to stand, move and work throughout the office area and properties, including walking up and down 4 flights of stairs, sitting at a designated desk/workstation for the duration of the day.

Management Responsibility

  • Junior Data Analyst.

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

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About GetSmarter

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2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

2U is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference.

Why It’s Great to Work at 2U

2U Cape Town offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with coffee from our in-house barista. We have other in-house perks like subsidised healthy meals, a gym with free yoga sessions and social events all year round. We celebrate special milestones like birthdays and workaversaries, truly showing that #RelationshipsMatter.


2U Cape Town offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • 2 complimentary Getsmarter short courses per year
  • Subsidised medical aid with Discovery
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Generous leave policy including time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits and pay.

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