UK- Data Scientist

Company:
Location: Manchester M5

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Position Summary:
The role is to create value from data by developing analysis tools to give key insights enabling the business to have competitive advantage.
Job Scope:
Run analytical experiments in a methodical manner creating a combination of Descriptive, Predictive and Prescriptive Analysis Reporting to influence operations, our services provided and clients.
Functional Knowledge:
  • Proficiency in statistical and other tools/languages, specifically R and Python.
  • Familiarity with relational databases
  • Intermediate SQL is desirable and Intermediate Cognos is advantageous
  • Experience in one or some of; statistical modelling, machine learning, data mining, data virtualisation, unstructured data analytics and/or natural language processing
General Background, Experience & Professional Qualifications:
  • Strong proven background (either academic or in a professional environment) in Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics or other numerate subject
  • Understanding of the insurance or claims handling industry is desirable but not essential
Key Responsibilities:
  • Be an integral part of the wider data strategy working closely with the business to identify issues and use data to propose solutions for effective decision making
  • Preparing and cleaning data for analysis and modelling
  • Use machine learning tools, statistical and analytical techniques to produce new insight for the business and clients
  • Conduct research and explore data using leading data science practices
  • Interact with the company’s clients to identify their information and research needs
  • Combine internal and external data sets to drive insights and models across all service offerings
  • Create clear reports and visualisation of identified insights for clients and the business
  • Maintain awareness of data science developments externally to Crawford that will bring value to the company
Behaviours:
  • Demonstrated behaviours must be in close alignment with Crawford stated values: RESTORE
  • A strong team player with the ability to work with colleagues in remote locations, as well as working alone on your own initiative
  • Must be proactive, reliable, self-motivated and results focussed
Skills:
  • An inquisitive mind-set with an aptitude for problem solving
  • Communication: Being at the intersection of business, technology, and data, you need to be adept at telling a story (verbally and visually) to each of the stakeholders.
  • Critical Thinking: To be able to apply objective analysis of facts on a given topic or problem before formulating opinions or rendering judgments for onward delivery.

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