Junior Data Scientist

Location: London

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The Junior Data Scientist will assist in the identification and creation of cutting-edge data assets and predictive models that feed into Hastings’ market-leading pricing activities. This role is within a combined team of Actuaries and Data Scientists, who are committed to championing the adoption of the latest machine learning (ML) techniques to leverage powerful insights from vast amounts of customer information and augment traditional modelling techniques.

The Role

Your remit will include the following:

  • Create and maintain analytical tools to support in the management of our risk portfolio
  • Develop best in-class models to predict claims outcomes, fraud and other risk KPIs
  • Engineer powerful new rating factors to be deployed into our rating algorithms
  • Identify, analyse and monetise new data sources

Skills and Experience

  • Technical modelling experience
  • Keen interest in emerging ML techniques and their commercial value
  • Proficiency in SQL
  • Proficiency in R and/or Python
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with Data Engineers, Data Scientists, Actuaries and Pricing teams
  • GitHub as a code collaboration tool

Personal Attributes

  • Natural problem solver who loves building quality solutions to complex real-world difficulties
  • Dynamic, flexible and delivery-focused work ethic required to adapt to a fast-paced environment

Benefits for you

For us, flexibility is key. Alongside the financials of a pension contribution match up to 5%, 25 days of holiday (which you can buy or sell more of) and up to 5% bonus, we are an agile group that understands talent hasn’t got a template. Our team is spread across offices in London and Bexhill, with options to work from home to suit you and variable hours that we can commit to moulding the role to you.

Hastings Group is an equal opportunities employer which means we treat people fairly. We welcome applications from all suitably skilled persons regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, ethnic background, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or marital/family status.Please also note that we have a thorough referencing process, which includes credit and criminal record checks.

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