Lead Data Scientist

£55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
08 Nov 2019
08 Dec 2019
Simona Zaylte
Job Function
IT, IT Consultant
Contract Type

Data and Analytics Lead


A leading insurtech start-up based in the heart of London is looking for an experienced Data Scientist / Data and Analytics Lead to work with an innovative team to transforming the insurance industry's attitude towards data. This job will give you an opportunity to have a real impact on the organisation and customers in a fast learning, high energy environment.

Company's mission is to deliver ground-breaking analytics that helps insurers to better protect small businesses.


You'll be managing a team of 4 while supporting strategy, engineering and the customer experience teams to build data-driven products that will disrupt the insurance sector.

  • Lead and mentor the growing team (data scientist, data engineers).
  • Manage and deliver projects for the clients
  • Be responsible for the datalake and data warehousing approaches strategy, advice the business on the most appropriate solution for their needs.
  • Determine how to apply a range of techniques for data profiling, source system analysis and how to bring multiple data sources together in a conformed model for analysis.
  • Help building our Data Assets by applying ML techniques to produce insight.
  • Collaborate with the engineering teams to productionise the models into product.


  • Data engineering skills: ETL (public dataset, API, scraping etc.)
  • Good understanding of Data Science (standard ML and AI frameworks and libraries)
  • Customer-driven mindset
  • Management and leadership experience


  • Insurance knowledge
  • Agile project management
  • Graph databases
  • API
  • Microservice architecture
  • Elasticsearch


  • Working on industry-leading technology
  • Flexible working
  • Subsidised gym, Workplace health coaching
  • Share options scheme
  • Free drinks and treats, Regular team lunches and other team events
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Software credits
  • Allowance for learning
  • 23 days off + bank holidays
  • Board game tournaments

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