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Ageas Insurance Limited
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Application Deadline
£33,000 - £40,000

Ageas in Bournemouth has an exciting opportunity to join the team as a Data Scientist. The core function of the Data Scientist will be to develop advanced pricing, underwriting and fraud models using insurance data. As a Data Scientist you will work collaboratively with stakeholders in performing research and development in innovative new modelling activities.

The successful Data Scientist will work on full-cycle end-to-end data science projects by leveraging state-of-the-art Machine Learning techniques aligned with business objectives, lead and manage your own projects. As a Data Scientist you will also liaise with a broad spectrum of internal, industry and insurer stakeholders so communication and stakeholder management will be core to the role.

Salary Range: £33,000 - £40,000 Dependent on experience.

Your main responsibilities as a Data Scientist will include but are not limited to:Identification, development and delivery of methods that are based on a data science approach to pricing, underwriting and fraud analytics, including machine learning tools and opportunities

  • Recommend implementation strategies to the management based on sound statistical methodologySupport to key internal customers (Underwriting Department)
  • Construction of robust statistical models that predict, amongst others, customer behaviour based on detailed historical data analysisIdentify and investigate potential improvements to our current methodologies; plan and implement agreed changes
  • To develop and maintain a good understanding of the Machine Learning developments within the industry
  • Development of Data Scientists and Analysts

The Knowledge, skills and experience to be successful in this Data Scientist role are:

  • General Insurance experience required or experience in a data science environment.A good quantitative degree in for example but not limited to: Mathematics, Statistics,
  • Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or Actuarial Science
  • Excellent analysis skills with the ability to manipulate and interpret data and make recommendations
  • Knowledge in the use of a programming language (e.g. R, Matlab, Python, Julia)
  • A natural problem solver, and willing to learn
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work on own initiative, to strict deadlines and unsupervised
  • Ability to deal with and influence colleagues at all levels of the business
  • Good at probing facts and challenging assumptions. Respected and trusted by others with a high level of integrity and objectivity.

Here's some of the "Perkz" our Employees tell us they enjoy;

  • A competitive pension for which Ageas will pay twice the amount.
  • Generous amount of holidays with the option to buy up to 10 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 Perkz.com).
  • Support groups- wellbeing 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.
We are the Proud Partners of Bourne Free - Bournemouth Pride, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a signatory of the Women in Finance Charter and the Insurance Inclusion Pledge and support the Rays of Sunshine and will continue to broaden our Inclusion agenda.

Our purpose is clear: To make insurance easy and personal for our customers. 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.

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.

Click on the 'Apply button' to be considered for our Data Scientist opportunity at Ageas in Bournemouth.


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