Hays

Data Scientist (InsurTech)

Job description

What you will be doing


  • Increase and spread Data Science knowledge within the organisation (survival analysis, interpretability etc)
  • Develop and manage advanced statistical, predictive, and machine learning models as well as provide technical services to a growing cross-functional team of data scientists, software engineers, underwriters, and actuaries.
  • Help innovate processes such as underwriting or claims by creatively applying cutting edge data science techniques.
  • Drive the advancement of market focused data analytics projects in close collaboration with different parties including marketing managers, underwriters and actuaries.
  • Present results to stakeholders; clearly communicate complex topics
  • Key distributor of knowledge, increasing the interpretability of models through advanced understanding of artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Participate in cross-countries projects to bring our expertise and develop cutting-edge analytic solutions.
  • Core contributor on global infrastructure (AutoML, visualization, templates etc)
  • Collaborate with the organisations thriving global data science community by being a key contributor on research projects and contribute to local projects.

Who you will be working for

A global insurance consultancy firm with over three decades of experience in delivering data intelligence, technology and marketing solutions. They have recently embarked on a three-year “Journey to InsurTech” to continue to pioneer industry-leading tech solutions.

What we are looking for:

The ideal candidate will come with proven years of subject matter expertise applying predictive modelling concepts and machine-learning approaches within the Insurance or Bioinformatics industry (i.e. identifying bio-markers).


  • Master’s degree in Science (Ph.D. is a plus), Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Actuarial, Bioinformatics or similar quantitative field
  • 2 to 7+ years’ professional experience in data science with strong programming capacities and advanced knowledge of text mining, artificial intelligences, and supervised/unsupervised machine learning techniques
  • Domain background in Insurance, Bioinformatics, or Genomics is a strong plus.
  • Deep understanding (academic knowledge) of predictive modeling concepts, machine-learning approaches, clustering, classification (e.g. GLMs, Decision Trees, SVM, Random Forests, GBM, PCA, Bayesian Networks, Neural Networks, etc.)
  • Sensitive to interpretability & ethics and familiar with some explanability tools (SHAP for instance)
  • Basics in software development best practice and code/model versioning (git usage, docstring, CI, knowledge of model versioning platforms like MLflow is a plus)
  • Expert knowledge of common data science programming languages such as Python (preferred) or R.
  • You have some experience (even basics) with Docker
  • Experience with database query tools such as SQL (PostGreSQL, MSSQL,etc.) or NoSQL (AZ Cosmo/Mongo/Snowflake)

What you will get in return:

Working in the FinTech industry certainly has its rewards and this role is no exception. Get to work with some of the most talented technologists across the globe, plus a great flexible working programme in place. The business also had zero attrition in the past year which demonstrates its incredible stability and culture.

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