Senior Data Scientist


London, UK

Application Deadline

Visa Sponsorship is available for this role if required

Team – Data Science

Working Pattern - Hybrid – 2 days per week in the Vitality London Office. Full time, 37.5 hours per week.

Top 3 skills needed for this role:

  • Taken a lead role in the management of data science projects
  • Communicates effectively to technical and non-technical audiences at all levels of the organisation
  • Demonstrable experience of working with the business to identify new projects

What this role is all about:

As a Senior Data Scientist, you’ll work independently on the delivery and post deployment monitoring of the most complex projects. You’ll work at a fast pace and be able to deal with multiple projects concurrently. You’ll understand the business of Vitality and create awareness of the work of data scientists across the business. You’ll supervise the work of more junior members of the data science team. You’ll always be on the lookout for new project ideas and proactively contribute towards the development of the wider data science team.

Key Actions

  • Implementing the machine learning life cycle: building models in a structured manner following best practice in the collection and analysis of modelling data, feature engineering, model fitting, selection, evaluation, deployment, and monitoring.
  • Delivering high impact projects: working on projects that have well defined business benefits.
  • Engaging stakeholders: working with stakeholders to understand their core needs and requirements to ensure the delivery of high impact projects.
  • Building and transferring skills and knowledge: taking responsibility for developing personal skills and expertise aligned to your role.
  • Applying risk management and governance: considering potential risks at every stage of a project.
  • Collaborating within and across teams: working effectively together with others across varying areas of expertise to achieve the required results.

Essential Skills needed to fulfil this role:

  • Undergraduate degree in numerical subject
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office tools
  • Significant experience accessing and analysing data using SQL and Python
  • Significant experience using commonly used regression and classification algorithms
  • Experience (3+ yrs) working as a data scientist
  • Expert in the process of building and implementing machine learning models to solve business problems
  • Taken a lead role in the management of data science projects
  • Ability to prioritise work in relation to likely business impact
  • Communicates effectively to technical and non-technical audiences at all levels of the organisation
  • Demonstrable experience of working with the business to identify new projects

So, what’s in it for you?

  • Bonus Schemes – A bonus that regularly rewards you for your performance
  • A pension of up to 12%– We will match your contributions up to 6% of your salary
  • Our award-winning Vitality health insurance – With its own set of rewards and benefits
  • Life Assurance – Four times annual salary

These are just some of the many perks that we offer! To view the extensive range of benefits we offer, please visit our careers page. Fantastic Benefits. Exciting rewards. Great career opportunities!

If you are successful in your application and join us at Vitality, this is our promise to you, we will:

  • Help you to be the healthiest you’ve ever been.
  • Create an environment that embraces you as you are and enables you to be your best self.
  • Give you flexibility on how, where and when you work.
  • Help you advance your career by playing you to your strengths.
  • Give you a voice to help our business grow and make Vitality a great place to be.
  • Give you the space to try, fail and learn.
  • Provide a healthy balance of challenge and support.
  • Recognise and reward you with a competitive salary and amazing benefits.
  • Be there for you when you need us.
  • Provide opportunities for you to be a force for good in society.

We commit to all these things because we want you to feel that you belong, and are supported to be happy and healthy.

About Us

Vitality is a multi-award-winning UK insurance brand, here to make the world a healthier, happier place.

We’ve been a purpose and values-driven business from day 1- long before it became fashionable. Our core purpose is to make people healthier and enhance protect their lives. Vitality pioneered shared-value insurance. We incentivise people to live healthier longer lives – they benefit, our business benefits, and society benefits. We’re successful because we attract, develop, and retain the best people – and because we care.

Plus, you get to join our 1.7+ million members with access to our unique health insurance and healthy living programme. Just to make sure you know our products inside and out.

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