Job description

Data Scientist

Just Group plc

London – Hybrid

Full-time – 35 hours per week

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Who are Just?

We’re a FTSE 250 Financial Services company who specialise in retirement solutions and right now, our world is moving pretty quickly. With the defined benefit buy in / buy out space growing each year, Just continues to annually grow its business by over £4bn of assets.


We are a purpose driven company with compelling and credible goals. Quite simply, we help people achieve a better later life. We achieve this by providing compelling and innovative products, services, financial advice and guidance to help our customers achieve security, certainty and provide them with peace of mind in retirement.


That’s who we are. We’re a company on a mission: to become a beacon for the entire retirement industry. Because we believe everyone deserves a fair, secure, and fulfilling retirement.


Purpose:

As a Data Scientist in the Demographic Risk group at Just, you will play a crucial role in analysing data across the Just Group to derive actionable insights that inform decision-making processes and drive improvements in our pension provision.

As a key member of this cross-functional AI Enablement Hub. You will work closely with business owners to identify opportunities to drive value from data and lead the development of advanced analytics & predictive modelling algorithms. You will be comfortable working independently and as part of small teams in dynamic projects across Just to develop predictive models and implement data-driven solutions.

You will use a variety of data sources (structured and unstructured) to perform analytics and generate actionable insight and models. You will be responsible for identifying opportunities for improvements across systems and processes. You will ensure that our analytics activities comply with data protection law and that we are upholding our values and ethics in how we use data.



Skills and Knowledge:

  • Analysis of structure, semi-structured and unstructured data
  • Programming – SQL, Python, R, Julia
  • AI/ML ethics
  • Understanding of Data Governance concepts and best practice
  • Quick understanding of business problems and requirements
  • Strong communication skills
  • A willingness to learn new skills and adopt to new technologies
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Server technologies (Azure, T-SQL, SSIS, SSRS, Power BI)


Experience:

  • Strong experience of working as a Data Scientist or equivalent role, in applying statistical models and machine learning algorithms
  • Experience and ability to respond to business needs by identifying appropriate statistical methodologies and presenting insight for decision making
  • Attention to detail & problem-solving skills
  • Relationship building skills and collaborative working style
  • Experience with IT development processes and delivery lifecycles; development methodology; release strategy and configuration management; development tools, and applications across full project lifecycles
  • Experience with Power BI or a similar data visualisation tool is desirable
  • Exposure to C# or VB.NET, PowerShell and web technologies (JavaScript, ASP.NET, etc.) is desirable


Company Benefits

  • A Competitive Salary, Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Along with 25 Days Annual Leave plus an Additional Day on us for your Birthday
  • Private Medical Cover and Income Protection, just in case
  • A generous and highly achievable bonus scheme – paid annually based on individual and company performance against targets
  • Opportunity to progress within your career both in-role and within the company
  • FREE access to the Headspace App, a 24/7 Employee Assistance Helpline and Trained Physical & Mental Health First Aiders (On-Site)
  • A variety of Employee Funded Benefits available to you via our Online Benefits Portal
  • Plus, several additional purchase options available for you and your loved ones


Why Just?

We are committed to building a more sustainable business and have publicly committed to reduce our scope 3 emissions to Net Zero by 2050 and our scope 1 and 2 emissions to Net Zero by 2025. We’ve made good progress so far and encourage our people to make small and meaningful changes in their everyday lives, so that we can protect our planet for future generations.


Diversity, Equity and inclusion (DE&I) is a key priority for Just as part of our overall strategy and ensuring all of our people feel proud to work at Just. We have joined a number of initiatives including the Race at Work Charter, designed to improve outcomes for employees from underrepresented backgrounds. We also run a Reciprocal Mentoring scheme for employees from a BAME background, those with a disability and those who identify as LGBTQ+. There are multiple employee network groups, which champion issues including race, gender, social mobility and neurodiversity.


What’s clear about working at Just is that we care. We care about our customers, our purpose, our environment, inclusivity, wellbeing and most importantly - each other.

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