Intact

Senior Data Scientist – Hong Kong – Intact Lab

Job description

Calling all AI and machine learning experts! We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Data Scientist to join our team.

Artificial intelligence is shaping the future of insurance. Our latest lab is located in the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park to turn this vision into a reality. As Canada's largest home, auto and business insurer, we're here to cultivate the next generation of technology and talent. Together, we're helping our customers protect what matters to them most through the power of data science, machine learning and AI.




About the role


As a tech pioneer within a new AI lab, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Use machine learning and advanced statistics to help build innovative solutions for real-life customer and business problems
  • Influence the AI roadmap for the largest home, auto business insurer in Canada
  • Explore and master new technologies to use in your own solutions
  • Grow alongside a diverse team of world-class experts in data science, software engineering, actuarial science, business and design
  • Transform data into meaningful conclusions and recommendations
  • Collaborate with other teams to promote a data-driven approach within the organization
  • Validate the scientific methodology and project outputs of the other team members
  • Mentor and coach interns and other engineers to help us grow, as a team
  • All this plus great work-life balance!



Qualifications


Here’s what you bring to the table:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics, science, engineering, statistics, AI, computer science or a related field. MSc and/or PhD are an asset
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in predictive modelling, machine learning and advanced statistics solving business problems
  • Experience with our tech stack: scikit-learn, xgboost, pytorch, tensorflow, LightGBM, pandas, numpy
  • Intermediate-to-Expert-level understanding of the underlying theory and implementation details of machine learning techniques such as clustering, decision trees, neural networks, Linear and Non-Linear Programming, Deep Learning (ANN, RNN, CNN) and Reinforcement Learning
  • Programming experience in languages such as Python or R as well as knowledge of software engineering best practice
  • Unlimited curiosity and a passion to challenge the status quo
  • Ability to focus on vaguely defined issues requiring the application of a creative approach
  • Strong communication, time management and work organization skills



Closing Statement


Life in the Lab

Technology is only as good as the people behind it. Every day at work, you’ll inspire and be inspired by the brilliant minds of our greater lab team: actuaries, data scientists, machine learning experts, geomathematicians, meteorologists, software engineers and designers.

As our company grows, your career will grow with it. There will always be an opportunity for you to develop your leadership skills, strengthen your expertise or take your work in a new direction. Whether it’s moving into a new, exciting project or taking a leadership role in either managerial or technical path, your career will always be on the move.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Intact, our value of Respect is founded on seeing diversity as a strength, being inclusive and fostering collaboration. We value diversity and strive to create an inclusive, accessible workplace where all individuals feel valued, respected and heard.

If we can provide a specific adjustment to make the recruitment process more accessible for you, please advise the Talent Acquisition partner who reaches out about the job opportunity and they will work with you to meet your needs.

Background Checks

As an employer and publicly traded financial services company, the best interests of our customers, employees and shareholders are important to us. We want Intact to be a great place to work! This means that internal and external candidates will be asked to consent to background checks so we can learn more about you. Please note that for positions with access to financial data or funds, your credit must be in good standing.

About Us

The Intact Lab – with headquarters in Montreal, Canada – is a fast-growing, digital innovation hub backed by Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC, HK$110 billion in market cap), Canada’s largest home, auto and business insurance company.
Intact Financial (HK) limited (Intact Lab, HK) is our first R&D A.I. centre outside of Canada. This expansion into the Asia Pacific region is an exciting chapter of our journey to become the best insurance A.I. shop in the world.




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