Data Scientist

Location
London
Salary
£40000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits: 10% Discretionary Bonus and Other Benefits
Posted
13 Mar 2019
Closes
12 Apr 2019
Ref
SZ50BL
Contact
Simona Zalyte
Contract Type
Permanent
Data Scientist

Sector: Insurance
Reports to: Head of Analytics 


Overview:


Exciting opportunity for an experienced Data Scientist to join newly developed Analytics team delivering leading edge data analytics within the business, developing business insight and improving underwriting risk selection and pricing using internal and external data sources. 

The Data Scientist will use big data and machine learning techniques to deliver actionable insight that provides value to the business.


Key Duties:
  • Participate in data and analytics research and development activities in support overall business strategy.
  • Support the development of predictive models for use across key processes
  • Merge, manage, interrogate and extract data to supply tailored analytics to colleagues, customers or the wider organisation.
  • Use machine learning tools and statistical techniques to produce solutions to problems.
  • Look for opportunities to use insights/datasets/code/models across other functions in the organisation
  • Stay curious and enthusiastic about using algorithms to solve problems and enthuse others to see the benefit of your work.
  • Expand knowledge of insurance products, markets, processes and challenges.
  • Collaborate and provide support to other business teams for predictive modelling and other ongoing projects. 
  • Working with the business and IT to identify, integrate and maximise value for new data sources, in addition to maximising value of existing data sources.
  • Management of all aspects of delivery process, including requirements gathering, development, testing, and release management (working with other MI teams and IT).
  • Delivery of ad hoc analytics, and other proof of concept and tactical solutions
  • Robotics, Natural Language Programming
  • Working with the wider Fairfax network, including liaising with FairVentures, Fairfax innovation working group and other Fairfax entities to understand opportunities for collaboration and applicability
 Requirements:
  • Master’s degree or PhD in Statistics, Actuarial Science, Business, Finance, Economics, or related field
  • Experience utilising data science in a commercial environment.
  • Advanced PC and technical skills, including statistical programs (ex: R, SAS, MATLAB, or Python), spreadsheets (VBA), visualisation (DAX) and database applications (Access, Oracle, SQL or equivalent technology).
  • Advanced knowledge in econometrics, statistics, math and/or computational finance.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment, participate in department/team projects and balance detail with departmental objectives
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, demonstrating the ability to convey business terminology that is meaningful and well received
 Beneficial:
  • Knowledge of actuarial concepts including pricing and reserving.
  • Knowledge of commercial insurance products
  • Knowledge of insurance risk analysis.Data Scientist

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