Senior Data Scientist - Insurance

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London / Hybrid working (3 days work from home)

Application Deadline
£70k - £80k

£70k - £80k base salary + pension, bonus, private health

Permanent / 37.5 hours p/week

Closing date: 12th December 2021

About Bupa…

We’re a leading health insurer and healthcare provider, with care homes, health centres, dental practices and a hospital. With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.

About the area you will be working in…

You will be developing data science within Bupa’s Commercial Underwriting and Pricing team. Reporting to the Head of Strategic Pricing & Underwriting, you will develop statistical models using machine-learning techniques to improve Bupa’s risk, conversion and retention modelling.

Key to success will be identifying trends within Bupa’s insurance data, using a range of statistical models and software.

What you will be doing…

  • Building data science capability within Bupa Pricing team
  • Developing new predictive models and generating new insights
  • Understand and can transform data for pricing purposes
  • Identifying new trends and communicating these across Bupa
  • Directly influencing pricing, sales, reserving, planning and claim management decisions
  • Engaging with Actuary team and other stakeholders
  • Presenting data using visualisation tools – Power BI, Tableau

Who we’re looking for…

  • Significant data science and machine learning experience
  • Insurance sector experience would be ideal
  • Strong mathematical/analytical skills.
  • Experience in building or managing the end-to-end data/modelling process
  • SAS, SQL, R, Python, PowerBI, Tableau, Emblem, Radar
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills


Our benefits are driven by what matters to our people. It’s important to us that these benefits support a work-life balance that keeps people healthy, both mentally and physically. Benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday, increasing through length of service, with option to buy or sell
  • Bupa health insurance as a benefit in kind
  • An enhanced pension plan & life insurance
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Onsite gyms or local discounts where no onsite gym available
  • Various other benefits and online discounts

Diversity and Inclusion

Here you’ll be welcomed. We champion diversity and we understand the importance of our people representing the communities and customers we serve. You’ll find an inclusive environment where you can be yourself and where everyone is driven by the same purpose – helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

Bupa is committed to making sure that every applicant is assessed solely on personal merit and qualifications. We actively celebrate the diversity of our colleagues and provide an inclusive environment so you can bring your true self to Bupa. We’ll make sure you are treated fairly regardless of disability or circumstance. That’s why we’re happy to offer reasonable adjustments as part of our recruitment process to anyone that needs them.


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