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Fearn Sobers

Data Analyst

DfE | UK


My Portfolio Highlights

My New Course

Introduction to Python

My New Project

The GitHub History of the Scala Language

My New Track

SQL Fundamentals

Creative Data Cruncher trying to make Data Insights accessible to everyone.

My Work

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Understanding Data Science


Introduction to Python


Intermediate Python

My Certifications

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Other Certificates

Udacity Business Analytics Nanodegree

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Alteryx Alteryx Desktop Core

Institution of Customer Service Customer Service

QA VBA for Microsoft Office

QA Advanced VBA for Excel 2010

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Zepz | Oct 2022 - Present

Lead Analyst - Fraud Strategy

Use of SQL, Python, Tableau, and Periscope to identify fraud, monitor the performance of fraud detection rules and staff decisioning, and identify and implement improvements to increase precision while reducing customer friction using AWS and Google BigQuery databases. Documentation of analytical work and results. Creation of models to forecast the volume of chargebacks expected from fraud attacks. To build and utilise statistical models in Python to assess the quality of datasets used to improve fraud detection based through back-testing. To champion best practices and to coach, mentor and train colleagues in advanced analysis, coding, and communication skills. To perform code reviews for colleagues and provide effective feedback for future development. To document existing rules, defences, and processes to enable efficient onboarding of new colleagues.
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Hiscox | Jan 2022 - Aug 2022

Analytics Engineer

Use of Azure Data Studio, Alteryx, Tableau and Power BI to extract data using SQL, transform, and create and visualise data models to provide easy-to-consume self-serve Analytics for various teams across the Group. Collaborate with stakeholders to develop requirements documentation, produce visualisations using Agile methodology, and advocate for and demonstrate best business data modelling, analytics, and visualisation practices. Mentoring and coaching junior resources to enable the production of high-quality dashboards. Continuous improvement of a quarterly run workflow to facilitate the reserving process.

PwC | Jul 2019 - Dec 2020

Senior Associate

To work with Project Leads and Leadership to build bespoke dashboards and reports while using Alteryx, Tableau, and PowerBI along with agile methodologies to track performance and highlight issues within the audit process. To create tools using Google AppScript to automate data scraping across documents, emails, feedback form completion, and reminder emails. To ensure that data quality and protection principles are followed, and that rigorous testing of tools has been performed and documented before release to end users. The creation and maintenance of relationships with stakeholders. Coaching colleagues in the use of technology. Training, mentoring, and guidance of junior team members. Review of junior reports’ work to ensure that quality is maintained. Relationship management with Coaching of colleagues in the use of technology.

Self-Employed | Oct 2017 - Present


Writer and Illustrator of Things. Storyteller.

Direct Line Group | Apr 2017 - Jul 2019

Counter Fraud Technical Specialist / Data Analyst

Use of software packages and tools including, but not limited to, SQL, Base SAS, R, and Excel, to extract and clean data, produce reports, generate referrals, track, and improve data quality, report on operational performance, improve the referral strategy for Commercial Claims, track and validate the performance of our third-party suppliers, and ensure that members of the Performance Analytics team remain compliant with GDPR. To work with key members across the business, including travelling to other offices, to improve the strategy and performance of Counter Fraud Operation Teams. ● Working with key members across the business to create a data framework and collect evidence to ensure that CFPA’s access and usage of data remain GDPR-compliant. ● Full automation of the weekly Data Quality report in SAS, following a successful proposal to Operational Managers and Leadership for a culture change across Counter Fraud. ● Creation of a Control Pack using R and SAS as an early warning system. ● Creation of documentation for internal databases to recreate pages on ClaimsCenter. ● Creation of Commercial Tactical Referral Reports that have seen retention rates of 25% and above, compared to the industry standard referral tool with a retention rate of 3%. These reports generated approx. £500k of savings that were approx. 15% of the total savings of the Commercial Counter Fraud portfolio.

ENGIE | Jul 2015 - Mar 2017

Export Analyst

Validation of Export quotes generated by the Pricing Model and active contribution to Process Improvement. Monthly analysis and reporting of Business Activity to various groups of internal customers, including Management. To develop new models and perform ad hoc analysis as required by the business. Administration of the Jules online trading platform and FiT Scheme, including registration and validation of required documentation. ● Led the Finance-Export Improvement Project, identifying areas of improvement and driving solutions to improve customer service. ● Developed a VBA model to track and report on Gas Export Profitability and FiT Export Profitability. ● Developed several models utilising SQL queries to validate external DUoS invoices against internal data. ● Developed an analytical tool in Excel, allowing generator site performance to be analysed and graded. ● Created a series of Presentations to teach other Departments about the FiT Scheme and its impacts.

GDF SUEZ Energy UK | Apr 2014 - Jul 2015

Accounts Assistant - Finance Graduate Scheme


Audit Partnership Limited | Feb 2013 - Apr 2014

Commerical and Trade Analyst


My Education

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MPhys in PhysicsDurham University | 2012

About Me

I'm a creative and versatile data professional with experience in Data Engineering, Data Analytics, and Data Science. I get immense satisfaction out of finding insights, any opportunity to automate, and I am a massive stickler for Data Quality.

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