Pricing Data Scientist:

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Ageas Insurance Limited

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Application Deadline
£36,000 - £35,000

We are looking for a Pricing Data Scientist to join our Pricing Team in Bournemouth. As a Pricing Data Scientist you will develop advanced pricing models using insurance data. The Pricing Data Scientist will word as part of the Pricing Team, which is crucial in ensuring Ageas remains competitive in the UK Insurance market.

The main responsibilities as a Pricing Data Scientist:

  • Research and innovate new data science techniques
  • Develop predictive models for product placements on Price Comparison Websites such as Compare the Market and Go Compare
  • Develop effective and profitable pricing strategies
  • Deploy elegant scientific solutions to messy and complex business problems - within a framework of sound risk management

The key Knowledge, Skills and experience required to be successful in the Pricing Data Scientist role:

  • A good quantitative degree in for example but not limited to: Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science or Actuarial Science.
  • Masters and PhDs candidates have an advantage.
  • A natural problem solver
  • Experience of using mathematics and statistics to explore large datasets for analysis
  • Experience in SOME of the following predictive modelling techniques e.g.Logistic Regression, Log-Gamma GLMs, GBMs, Elastic Net GLMs, GAMs, Decision Trees,
  • Random Forests,Support Vector Machines and Neural Nets
  • Experienced in the use of a programming language (e.g. R, Matlab, Python or Octave)
  • Knowledge of Optimisation: Convex programming and/or Combinatorial

Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy within the Data Scientist role based in Bournemouth:

  • A competitive pension for which Ageas will pay twice the amount.
  • Generous amount of holidays with the option to buy up to 5 additional days.
  • Annual Salary review.
  • Discretionary annual bonus based on personal and company performance.
  • Life assurance of 4 x salary with the option to flex up.
  • Return to work programme scheme.
  • Flexible benefits package (private medical insurance, health and dental plans, free life assurance policy, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme as well as discounts with a wide range of retailers through our partner
  • Support groups- well-being activities, yoga, mindfulness sessions, Sports and Social Club events and more.

About #Ageas:
With a history of almost 200 years we pride ourselves on being a leading provider of award-winning insurance solutions in the UK. We've scooped a Gold Standard Insurance Award for the last nine years running and received a five star defaqto rating for offering the highest quality products in the market.
We take pride in creating a supportive, inclusive and safe environment, encouraging people to bring 100% of themselves to work every day and where our people are our most valuable asset. With over 2,800 employees based across our offices in Bournemouth, Eastleigh, Gloucester, London and Manchester, our people help Ageas create a thriving, creative and innovative place to work, which is echoed in the service we provide to over five million customers.
Our purpose is clear: To understand people + simplify insurance. We live and breathe our values - we care and respect those around us; we dare to push our boundaries, we deliver what we promise, above all, we learn together, inspire others and share success.

As a fully inclusive employer, we encourage anyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation to apply and join a great company. We are fully committed to inclusion and diversity more broadly and as proud Partners of Bourne Free - Bournemouth Pride, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a signatory of the Women in Finance and Race at Work Charter and the Insurance Inclusion Pledge and members of the Business Disability Forum and Global Taskforce for Disability and also partners of the Rays of Sunshine Charity, we will continue to raise awareness and support of all inclusion and diversity activities.
As a disability confident employer, we encourage anyone with a disability to apply.

We're always looking for outstanding people to join us and recognise that not everyone is looking for a full-time role. Therefore, we are open to discussing this role being offered as full-time, part-time or a job-share arrangement and like the vast majority of roles across Ageas, a proportion of your time will be spent working from home.

COVID-19 Pandemic Update - During these times of unprecedented uncertainty, Ageas is positively adapting, growing, and moving forward with great compassion and taking phenomenal care of our customers and employees.
Our number one priority is to ensure our employees and customers remain safe. We have successfully transitioned the majority of our workforce to working from home whilst offering them complete support, training and constant updates with clear communication from our Leadership Teams. All employees are continuing to receive full salaries with no staff furloughed and we are proudly honouring our commitments made to employees. The support Ageas has provided during the Covid-19 Outbreak has been exemplary. We have taken great steps to ensure the wellbeing, mental health and safety of our staff is a priority.

Want to be part of a Winning Team? Come and join Ageas.


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