Data Scientist

Location: London

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We’re looking for a creative and customer focused Data Scientist to assist with the identification and creation of cutting-edge data assets and predictive models that feed into Hastings’ marketing leading pricing activities.

This role is within a combined team of Actuaries and Data Scientists championing the adoption of the latest machine learning (ML) techniques to leverage powerful insights from vast amounts of customer information.

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

  • Utilise some of the most advanced machine learning, statistical and optimisation techniques to model our customer’s behaviour and continue driving commercial performance.

Based at either our London Cannon Street or B exhill group head office, with the flexibility to work from home.

What we’re looking for :

As a leading insurer this role is critical to our delivery and success, it will be exciting, busy, varied and challenging so a roll sleeves up, hands-on approach is an absolute must.

Y ou will have a customer focus and think creatively to s olv e business problems , with some prior experience of applied analytics to real world problems . You will have a d egree (BS c/MSc) in a numerical discipline , with a strong track record using SQL, Python/ R, Git and b uilding classification or regression models.

F amiliarity with a range of CI/CD, automation and containerisation tools such as Jenkins /Linux/Java/Scala /Snowflake and Hadoop (Hive/Spark) will be valuable. You will have the desire to learn and keep up with the latest technologies to stay ahead of the curve.

How you will make a difference:

  • Creating our engine for identifying, analysing and monetising every possible data opportunity

  • Empowering us to understand and serve our cu rrent and potential customers

  • Enabl ing us to reach our prospective customers through every available channel and ensure we are the best and most competitive insurance provider no matter how our customer find us

What we will give you;

  • Real opportunity to make a difference and shape something special

  • Highly competitive basic salary

  • Pension 1:1 match up to 10%

  • Up to 5 % bonus earning potential

  • 25 days holiday and bank holidays (plus buy and sell up to 5 days)


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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