Senior Data Scientist

Location: Wimbledon

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Location: Currently based working from home but in the future we will expect presence in our Wimbledon Head Office (there may be times you can work from home)

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)

As a leading provider of Domestic & General’s purpose is to keep our customer’s world running by delivering an essential service that never lets them down. We are on an exciting journey, transforming our business in line with the Group’s Strategy outlined in an ambitious five-year plan.

We are excited to announce that we are seeking a Senior Data Scientist to join our Data Science Team.

Reporting directly to the Data Science Manager, the Senior Data Scientist has a key role in delivering the company’s marketing & pricing strategy across a large insurance business. You will take an active role in the data science team delivering strategies using advanced machine learning techniques, keeping the team at the cutting edge of the industry.

About The Role:
Evolve and continuously improve the company’s data science models using advanced analytic and machine learning techniques.

Contribute to the ongoing development of the overall data science strategy.

Be a key contributor to the on-going development of the data science team, supporting other team members in developing the skills and knowledge required to deliver the strategy.

Deliver impactful and effective machine learning projects to support the commercial success of the business by applying advanced data science techniques.

Lead and support team members in ensuring the timely and successful delivery of key projects.

Be able to analyse, communicate and explain pricing & marketing recommendations in a way that will influence key stakeholders from across the business.

Monitor performance, profitability and competitor behaviour to help build and maintain pricing optimisation.

Ensure that pricing and marketing recommendations result in customers being treated fairly.

Being an innovative and motivated Senior Data Scientist consistently searching for new ideas for effectual data science projects.

**Please note that initially, the role will be based working from home but will move to a hybrid model of home and office-based working in the future.

About You:
To be successful in this role, you will have:
Experience working in a fast paced, agile team environment.

Proficient of a range of programming and statistical tools, including R ,Python and SQL.

Working knowledge of AWS (or similar cloud computing platforms) demonstrated through experience.

A comprehensive knowledge of ML models and data science techniques.

Excellent experience in data wrangling.

High level of numerical accuracy and attention to detail with in-depth statistical skills.

Excellent relationship management and communication skills.

Innovative and pragmatic problem solver.

Ability to explain complex pricing, marketing and data science theories to non-technical colleagues clearly and with authority.

Understanding and ability to actively implement statistical tests and analyses as well as scripting and automation techniques for efficient model implementations.

Ability to deliver against tight and changing deadlines and priorities.

Strong commercial acumen and methodology as well as the key drivers of performance.

Data driven, strong customer level strategic marketing techniques.

Direct or indirect management is experience is highly desirable.

Experience in the insurance industry within marketing or pricing is desirable.

In return, we offer:
Competitive salary and discretionary bonus

25 days annual leave plus bank/public holidays, as well as an annual option to buy up to 5 additional days of annual leave

Training opportunities as well as clearly defined career progression

Health cash plan – employer funded cover to enable you to claim money back on essential healthcare costs, including dental, optical, physiotherapy and many more. Cover also includes unlimited access to a 24/7 virtual GP service

Attractive company pension scheme

Life assurance – employer funded cover of 4x basic salary

Dedicated online benefit portal offering access to saving and lending facilities, financial wellbeing and support services:

Salary Finance – access to savings and borrowing through payroll

Car Leasing – access to a carbon neutral salary sacrifice car leasing scheme, with an all-inclusive monthly cost covering all charge, taxes, insurance, repairs and maintenance on a range of brand new vehicles

Travel Loans – interest free loans to help spread the cost of annual travel tickets

Cycle to Work – tax efficient bike and cycling equipment worth up to £1,000

Health & Wellbeing – discounted gym membership, online virtual workout sessions, online culinary classes

Employee Assistance Programme – specialist advice and support on issues such as finance, relationships, illness and family issues

Free Domestic & General protection plan – one free plan each year with access to discounted rates of up to 50% on additional plans, including referrals for family and friends

Employee discounts – access to discounted Sky TV and broadband packages, together with a range of discounts for 100s of online and high street retailers

Domestic & General are an equal opportunities employer, which means we treat people fairly. We view all applications equally, regardless of gender, colour, ethnic background, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or marital/family status. We also have a thorough referencing process, which includes credit and criminal record checks.

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