Aviva

Data Scientist

Job description

Data Scientist
Salary between £25,000 - £46,000
An exciting opportunity for a Data Scientist has arisen in our high-profile Data Science team, to help us with shaping the future of insurance at Aviva through cutting-edge analytics. You’re not just a Data Scientist. You’re a problem solver! If you flourish with complex, non-routine problems, this is the place you will feel right at home and if you have experience in data science or a recent graduate this opportunity could be ideal for you.
A bit about the job:
Aviva are investing in data science, machine learning and advanced analytics as a distinctive capability. The UK team is recognised as a centre of excellence in our Global Data Science Practice.
Join us, and you’ll have the chance to define a significant & measurable impact on Aviva.
As the Data Scientist, you will work with one of the richest insurance datasets in the world, applying sophisticated techniques and technology to all stages of the data science process. You’ll help to formulate problems, extract, and prepare data, apply modelling, and then deploy the solution.
Skills and experience we’re looking for:
  • Highly numerate and educated to degree or postgraduate (MSc) in a meaningful field - Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science
  • Ideally you will bring experience with track record of solving complex non-routine problems; along with expertise in some, if not all, of the following areas: Statistics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning & AI
  • You will have experience at each process within data science, problem definition, data acquisition & wrangling, modelling, feature engineering and deployment
  • What’s equally relevant is programming knowledge and a gift for coding using: R, Python, SQL, SAS or Spark
  • You’ll also need the capability to deliver projects, collaborate with operational teams and be able to explain technical concepts to non-specialists
What you’ll get for this role:
  • Salary between £25,000 - £46,000 (depending on location, skills, experience, and qualifications)
  • Generous pension (starting level Aviva contributes 8% when you contribute 2%)
  • Eligibility for annual performance bonus
  • Family friendly parental and carer’s leave
  • 29 days holiday per year plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 40% discount for Aviva products
  • Brilliant flexible benefits including electric cars
  • Aviva Matching Share Plan and Save As You Earn scheme
  • 21 volunteering hours per year
Aviva is for everyone:
We are inclusive – we want applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Excited but not sure you tick every box? Research tells us that women, particularly, feel this way. So, regardless of gender, why not apply. And if you’re in a job share just apply as a pair. We flex locations, hours and working patterns to suit our customers, business, and you.
Most of our people are smart working – spending around 60% of their time in our offices and 40% at home.
To find out more about working at Aviva take a look here
We interview every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you’ve applied, please send us an email stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll interview you.
We’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Lacey Lane Mckoy a call on 07385425912 or send an email to
lacey.lane-mckoy@aviva.com

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