Data Scientist

Job description


At AXA UK, we're looking for a Data Scientist with strong technical capability to come and join us in our Pricing department. This role sits in the Pricing department of the UK Retail Insurance business. You’ll work on our Home and Motor products in the Direct and Personal Intermediary Motor markets, some of the most competitive and advanced insurance markets in the world!

As a Data Scientist you will harness new predictive technologies, techniques and data sources to continually improve pricing decisions enabling profitable growth. At AXA we’re adopting a Hybrid way of working, empowering our people to balance their time between home and our London office in a way that works best for them, their team and our customers.

What you'll be doing:

  • Test new models and ensembles against incumbent models and contribute to projects to ensure efficient, reliable, high quality models are built on appropriately sized datasets.
  • Develop modelling tools and metrics to assess the value of new models and monitor the value of existing data science models and machine learning services.
  • Help to establish and rollout our new data science platform across the wider Pricing department.
  • Contribute to development of current data pipelines.
  • Assist with the testing of new analytical technologies and help select those to be used formally in projects based on future scalability, speed of deployment, efficiency of storage/memory and cost.
  • Search for new external data sources & and assess their commercial benefit.
  • Identify novel ways of using existing data for the creation of new modelling features.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and deployment of data enrichment repositories.
  • Represent the data science team in interactions with UK and AXA global teams.
  • Play an active role in the AXA UK & Ireland data science community.


• Excellent mathematical skills with a degree (2:1 or higher) in a mathematics related discipline or evidence of equivalent proficiency • 18+ months experience in previous data science, engineering or advanced analytics roles • Critical and analytical approach to problem structuring • Ability & desire to continually learn and develop • Strong drive to deliver and comfortable collaborating in a team • A rounded knowledge of machine learning & data science in general with demonstrable practical skills • Effective communication to technical and non-technical audiences • Experience working with Git • (Desirable) More advanced skills in R, Python and SQL plus some skill in other analysis tools e.g. H2O/ArcGIS

What we offer

One of the best things about joining AXA is our rewards package. At AXA UK, we’re appreciative of the people who work for us and our rewards package is reviewed regularly to reflect that. You can expect to receive:

  • Competitive annual salary
  • Annual company & performance-based bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme (up to 12% employer contributions)
  • Life Assurance (up to 10 x annual salary)
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Opportunity to buy up to 5 extra days leave or sell up to 3 days leave
  • AXA employee discounts
  • Gym Benefits
  • Corporate responsibility policy including volunteer days

AXA is proud to support the needs of our employees and as such understands everyone has individual work and home life responsibilities. We’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role, should this be a requirement for you.

At AXA, we want to become one of the most inspiring companies to work for and to achieve this ambition, we need the best talent to come and work for us. We look for candidates with the right skills and values to join us and selection is based on a fair and equal process. We’re proud to be committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all backgrounds. As a financial services company, all successful candidates will be subject to preemployment checks, so we can ensure regulatory compliance.

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About AXA

With a presence in over 60 countries, and 165,000 employees serving the needs of 107 million customers, AXA is big.

But never too big to care for every single person who works here. So when you join us, we promise to put our collective might behind you and your career.

You’ll work in an open and supportive environment where you’ll be developed, challenged and encouraged to move around to achieve even bigger and better things – nationally and internationally. You’ll learn directly from senior leaders, from the best in our business. And you’ll enjoy real responsibility, really early on.

Every large company today talks about supporting diversity and inclusion. But at AXA UK, these values form an integral part of everything we do. For us, it’s about bringing together the best talent, helping people to realise their full potential by being 100% themselves at work and delivering outstanding service to everyone – regardless of difference.

Proud to be part of the AXA Group, a global insurance brand and a worldwide leader in financial services, AXA Insurance businesses employ over 5,500 in a network of offices across the UK. Our expert teams care for a huge range of customers, helping them protect their cars, homes and businesses against life’s uncertainties. Whether bought directly, through brokers or through a number of corporate partners, our market-leading products are trusted by millions.

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