The AA

Lead Data Scientist

Job description

Company Description

Location: London (hybrid working – 2 office days per week)

Employment Type: Permanent, full time

Additional Benefits: Car Allowance, Annual Bonus & Private Medical Insurance

Thought The AA only provide roadside assistance? Think again.

For over 100 years, we’ve continued to evolve and adapt. Today, as the nation’s number one motoring organisation, we offer a range of excellent products and services to millions of customers from roadside assistance to home and motor insurance as well as providing the latest driving technologies. As we continue to expand, diversify, and modernise, joining us as a Lead Data Scientist, you’ll play a key part to our success and join us on this exciting motoring journey.

This is the job

As a Lead Data Scientist, you’ll design, build, and implement ground-breaking visionary ideas to identify and deliver opportunities for complex analysis as well as gather and analyse data to solve and address problems to support the AA and our customers. You will be putting models into place to enhance customer's experience by predicting future trends, support decision making, and drive customer and business benefits.

We are doing more with our Data, and this exciting opportunity, will help develop, shape, and evolve our business to continue our drive to expand, diversify and modernise as a business and for all our customers across all our products and services.

Data is our superpower, is yours?

What will I be doing?
  • Lead and build a small team, developing, managing, and motivating Junior Data Scientists
  • Be a leading voice at The AA for data science utilisation, influencing the business for the use of it where it adds value
  • Create an ongoing pipeline of data science projects and prioritise based on business need and the value they add
  • Deliver quick working prototypes to prove hypothesis by building complex statistical models using a range of tools including Databricks, R, Python and Spark
  • Use algorithms to develop data and analytics products and work with the data engineering team to correctly embed these algorithms within the AA infrastructure
  • Provide consultative subject matter expertise, making suggestions for improvement
  • Keep up to date with modern AI, ML, and software developments, understanding how they can benefit the AA
  • Proactively understand, prioritise, and manage multiple objectives, inter-dependencies, and risks
What do I need?

We love tech…
  • Proficient Customer Data Analytics experience developing predictive models in R, Python and Spark
  • Experienced with developing complex statistical models i.e., regression, GLM, Neural Networks, Decision Trees, Bayesian Algorithms, Affinity Analysis etc.
  • Proven experience in developing Econometrics modelling. Understanding of the ATL and BTL marketing campaigns and developing econometric ROI for various channels
  • Proven experience in developing Machine Learning algorithms to optimise forecasting accuracy for demand and capacity planning
  • Proven track record in the implementation and delivery of business improving processes/models
…but more about you!
  • Strong communicator and collaborator, able to inspire and engage others around your vision including direct team, wider business areas and key business stakeholders
  • Outside of the box thinking beyond the realms of current approaches and has the tenacity to challenge the status quo, whilst maintaining alignment to the overall business strategy
  • Passionate about Data Science and wanting to drive forward innovative data-thinking
Additional Information


As a valued member of The AA, you will join and learn within a team that’s as driven as they are supportive and have access to a range of benefits including

We’re always looking to recognise and reward our employees for the work they do.
  • Free AA breakdown membership from day one, 50% discount for family and friends in the first year plus discounts on other AA products
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays + the option to buy additional annual leave
  • Dedicated Employee Assistance Programme and a 24/7 remote GP service for you and your family
  • Pension scheme available up to 7% contribution
  • Exclusive EV discount scheme
  • Diverse learning and development opportunities to support you to progress in your career
  • Access to employee inclusivity networks
  • Dental and Critical Illness Insurance cover accessible for all AA colleagues
We’re an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from everyone. The AA values diversity and the difference this brings to our culture and our customers. We actively seek people from diverse backgrounds to join us and become part of an inclusive company where you can be yourself, be empowered to be your best and feel like you truly belong. We have five communities to bring together people with shared characteristics and backgrounds and drive positive change.

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