Hastings Direct

Senior Data Scientist

Job description

Hastings Direct is looking for an experienced Data Scientist that want's to break free of the normal and develop real innovation to the Insurance Industry!

The 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 challenger product with a team comprising Data Scientists/Modellers as well as Analysts all championing alternative ways of risk analysis and market pricing.

We are looking for individuals to leverage new a new tech stack that enhances our potential model deployment capabilities. It is great that you are looking to build your career with us, please ensure you invest time in your application and where appropriate, use your internal network to help support your interest.

Accountabilities :

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, Knowledge & Experience


  • 5+ years' experience as a Data Scientist.
  • Multiple track record of delivery of ML projects from EDA to deployment ,post deployment evaluation and model refreshing.
  • Experience in liaising with multiple stakeholders to effectively frame problems and building solutions with effective commercial outcomes.
  • Keen interest in emerging ML techniques and their commercial value.
  • Proficiency in Python, SQL, Azure ML, Git, Azure Cloud Services
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with Data Engineers, Data Scientists, Actuaries and Pricing Analysts.

  • Experience using Deep Learning technologies.
  • Experience in R, Databricks
  • GitHub as a code collaboration tool.

    Personal Attributes:
  • Natural problem solver who loves building creative solutions to complex real-world challenges.
  • Ability to work independently to deliver solutions to a well-defined set of requirements.
  • Dynamic, flexible and delivery-focused work ethic required to adapt to a fast-paced environment

What we will give you:

Some of the great benefits we will give you;

· Highly competitive basic salary plus a £5k car allowance

· Up to 10% bonus earning potential

· Pension 1:1 match up to 10%

· 27 days annual leave

· This role can be based remotely or at either of our Bexhill or London offices

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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