Job description

Purpose Of The Role

The Ardonagh Analytics Lab is an exciting new operation established by The Ardonagh Group in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. The Analytics Lab is responsible for delivering data-driven insights to Ardonagh’s clients across the globe and helping its 10,000+ colleagues offer tailored solutions across a diverse range of insurance products and related services.

The Analytics Lab is focused entirely on improved outcomes for every participant in the value chain; forensically investigating Ardonagh’s pool of data to build an improved understanding of risk, examining possible future outcomes and working with clients and insurer partners in preparation for the unknown.

The Data Scientist will be responsible for identifying the true potential of The Group’s complex data sets, generating insights, and proactively designing and delivering the analytical outputs that will drive business performance for colleagues and clients across The Group.

The Data Scientist will work closely with the leadership team to drive innovation in the use of data to deliver new insights and value creation opportunities.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelors / Master’s degree / PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Quantitative Methods, or a closely related quantitative field.
  • 4+ years of industry experience, with expertise in Data Science, Machine Learning
  • Proficient in R, Python, SQL
  • Expertise in data mining, statistical modelling, and machine learning
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills and experience in developing calculations to interpret and assess data sets to produce insight. Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Passion for optimizing Business performance, Client Lifecycle and Client Experience with data.
  • Strong understanding of Business Intelligence strategies/design as it relates to Data analysis.
  • Experience with one or more BI tools such as PowerBI, Tableau, QlikView and other
  • Financial services and ideally General Insurance experience strongly desired.
  • Good project management skills; experience managing projects / requests with multiple senior stakeholders

Person Specification

  • Experienced and independent subject matter expert, capable of working on own initiative whilst delivering best practice solutions that deliver the strategic objectives of The Centre.
  • Possesses a can-do attitude and can get things done, rapidly building an understanding of The Ardonagh Group business segments and technical environments.
  • Strong relationship builder and capable of credibly managing internal and external executive stakeholders.
  • Able to lead, provide guidance, training, and problem-solving assistance to other team members.

In an industry that never stands still, neither do we. The Ardonagh Group was founded in 2017 and has grown to become the UK’s largest independent insurance distribution platform and a top 20 broker globally.

Our best-in-class entrepreneurial and specialist brands span a network of 150+ locations worldwide and have a combined workforce of more than c.10,000 people. Across our portfolio, we offer a highly diversified range of insurance-related products and services across the full insurance value chain in the UK, Ireland and broader international markets.

From complex multinational corporations to individuals purchasing personal insurance policies, our understanding of the communities we serve, together with our scale and breadth, allows us to deliver a broad range of product and risk solutions to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving market.

If you approach life with a sense of adventure you might just find what you need at Ardonagh to bring your ambition to life.

Find out more about Ardonagh’s world of opportunity on LinkedIn or visit


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