Data Scientist Machine Learning, SQL, Python - Insurtech,

Talent Point Ltd
12 Feb 2017
12 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Data Scientist (Machine Learning, SQL, Python) - Insurtech, huge progression

Although only 4 years old, this company have made a huge impact on the insurance industry. Utilising data in an intelligent way to improve customer engagement and replacing generic methods with a more personalised approach. Their forward thinking solutions are transforming the future of insurance and with a £10 mil. investment, this is merely the beginning…

Their talented team have built a robust platform that is collecting incredibly valuable data. But right now, not much is being done with that data. With ambitious plans to grow into a data analytics organisation, they need an equally ambitious Data Scientist to extract value from the data and use this to power the innovative platforms. You will be working directly with the CEO and CTO to investigate new ways of using the data to grow their partner base and organisation as a whole.

Data is everything for this company. Along with their cutting edge platforms, data is their most important asset to help make a global impact on the industry. So this is no ordinary role! There is huge scope for you to make your mark on this company and own this function. You will have the autonomy and freedom to make this role your own and help the business (and their partners) understand what value that data can give to the industry.

This is completely greenfield. You will be implementing data models from scratch, help to devise/ manage meaningful data analysis, use analytics to drive insights into business problems and then turn those problems into strengths, proactively transform data into actionable insights and use your expertise to ensure this function is constantly evolving.

Snap shot of what we are looking for..

We are fairly flexible on your background. We love our working environment and we are keen to find someone who is equally ambitious and ready to make their mark. There are skills that we are happy for you to learn on the job, but having the right attitude/ passion for data is something that we cannot teach. With recent investments, we have a great budget to introduce new technology to our current stack, another way you can make your mark by helping us to implement new technology. The fundamentals that we are looking for:
Understanding of how companies can use to data to drive value
Using Analytics to influence decision making
Work well with a team. Our team heavily embrace Agile, we constantly collaborate and learn from one another. You will also be working with Data Scientist/ Analysts from our partner network.
You will be driving/ owning this function, acting as a Data SME, supporting the business through Data insight. You will need to have the confidence/ eagerness to shape the long-term data strategy across the team.
Interested in and up-to-date with current trends and technologies, with ability to scope out and implement new technologies.
You will need to have experience coding in at least 1 core language R, Java, SQL etc. + some development experience in scripting language (i.e. Python, Shell Script etc.)
You will need to be very comfortable with statistics, with ability to create and apply statistical / predictive models / quantitative approaches for large scale data manipulation and analytics.
Ability to initiate and drive data science processes within the business
We have a mixed environment, but flexible with your background. Any experience with NoSQL, Metabase, Hadoop etc with experience in data extraction, data mining and manipulation.
Data visualisation experience, but we are flexible with the type of tools that you have used (Qlikview, Tableau, PowerBI etc. )
Confidence interpreting data analysis to non-technical stakeholders
Experience in Machine Learning is a massive plus, but you also have the opportunity to put your knowledge around machine learning into practical use!
Most of all you are keen to make an impact on an incredibly lucrative industry. You are not afraid to tackle problems that may not have been solved before.
Because of the nature of this work, we are keen to speak with Data Scientist with Insurance experience, with a sound knowledge of the industry and nature of data.

In addition to an awesome team and the opportunity to work in a company that have already been named as one of the most influential organisations' to work with… you will also get:
Opportunity to earn stock options
Gymbox membership (worth £90+ a month)
Food vouchers
Training budget specifically for each employee on training needs, certifications, conferences etc.
Free breakfasts and snacks
Awesome office in the heart of Soho
Super talented, social and friendly team
VC backed company
25 Days holiday + public holidays
Genuine opportunity to grow with an ambitious company

If you've not quite got that 2017 opportunity yet to transform your career and change your life, and you're reading this thinking that this could be it… why not apply? You never know unless you try. If you're feeling a bit undervalued, not challenged enough, keen to take the next step… whatever it may be. I want to hear from you. Send your CV to /

No terminology in this advert is designed to discriminate on grounds of gender, race, colour, religion, creed, disability, age, sex or sexual orientation. Talent Point Ltd is a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) 00072652, an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate against these or any other class protected by applicable law.