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Data Analyst

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
September 30, 2019

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Takura Nyamayaro



Experienced Data Analyst with a history of working in financial and research settings. Skilled in Statistical and Mathematical modeling, Data analysis, Research design and Simulation techniques, and proficient on platforms that include MATLAB, LaTeX and R.

Highlights of Skills and Qualifications

Advanced knowledge in MATLAB, R, LaTeX, and intermediate knowledge of Python, SAS Enterprise and Linux

Skilled in statistical computing methods, mathematical modeling, logistic regression, and data visual- ization and analysis

Able to conceptualize and break down complex and highly technical issues

Critical thinker with analytical problem-solving skills

Able to effectively handle and prioritize multiple projects while ensuring timelines are met despite sudden deadlines and changing priorities

Detail-oriented, highly adaptable and focused team player

Self driven, empathic communicator with strong interpersonal skills

Aptitude for learning new software

Available to relocate and willing to travel

Professional Experience

Warehouse Associate Jun 2019 – Present

TalentCor Recruitment Specialists (FedEx Supply Chain: AHP) Calgary, AB

Consolidated product in preparation for shipment

Kept appropriate records and reports of inventory

Participated in inventory replenishment during putaways and recieving

Determined the appropriate destination of product by scanning packages, reading labels and charts, verifying numbers and sort packages accordingly

Data Analyst / Mathematics Instructor Jan 2016 – Mar 2019 Cape Peninsula University of Technology Cape Town, South Africa

Solved a range of business problems by firstly synthesising, organising data, then analysing plus interpreting data and information in relation to present problems

Wrote and maintained model development documentation

Researched methodologies for developing statistical and mathematicalmodelsmodels to impliment with R or MATLAB

Used logistic regression and time series analysis to investigate the impact of declining bee popula- tion in the Western Cape province of South Africa

Prepared technical reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends

Implemented statistical and mathematical modeling techniques to determine optimum strategies for a clothing retailer using R programming

Taught courses that include Operations research, Numerical analysis and Differential calculus

Data Analysis Consultant Nov 2014 – Jul 2015

Independent Contractor Cape Town, South Africa

Assessed, analyzed and interpreted data into usable and actionable information

Performed mathematical programming and analysis for company management

Reproduced and analyzed the client’s current situation and proposed new solutions

Planned and prioritized tasks, monitored the work to respect schedules and budgets

Created mathematical models of problems to show conflicting objectives, alternatives and restrictions

Clearly and objectively communicated results as well as their associated uncertainties and limitations

Treasury Intern Sep 2007 – Aug 2008

Kingdom Bank Limited Harare, Zimbabwe

Assisted with product packaging and pricing of the bank’s Certificate of Deposits, Treasury Bills and Bankers Acceptances

Prepared and presented end of trading day reports using Globus and Excel

Initiated, negotiated and concluded interbank trading deals

Interpreted technical analysis tools such as Candle stick charts and Bollinger bands

Updated the bank’s foreign exchange liquidation rates on the Reuters platform

Managed a small corporate and individual Money market portfolio

Assisted with spot trades of various currencies as well as execution of statutory liquidations,

Attended strategy meetings

Professional Development

Programme for Emerging Researchers in South Africa 3 – 6 Dec 2018 Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases 16 – 26 Apr 2018 University of Cape Town, South Africa


MSc Mathematical Sciences, Cum Laude Mar 2013 – Dec 2014 University of the Western Cape Cape Town, South Africa BSc (Hons) Applied Mathematics Aug 2005 – Sep 2009 National University of Science and Technology Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

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