Data Scientist (Predictive Modelling) – Insurance Company

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Data Scientist (Predictive Modelling) – Insurance Company

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  • Data Scientist (Predictive Modelling) – Insurance Company
  • Multinational Insurance Company (Remote Work)

About Our Client

Multinational Insurance Company: The role will provide highly technical analytical assessments of business issues to a mixture of technical and non-technical audiences across the organisation to enable data-driven strategic decision-making.

Job Description

  • Collaborate with business partners and other team members to develop appropriate statistical approaches and tools that will drive strategic decision making.
  • Develop and implement new and/or alternative modelling methodologies and analytical solutions to complex problems central to our business.
  • Perform highly complex, technical, and creative predictive analytics projects for use by a variety of business operations and/or functional groups (e.g. Distribution, Marketing, Claims etc.).
  • Understand the competitive marketplace, business issues and data challenges in the country markets to deliver actionable insights, recommendations and business processes.
  • Contribute to multiple moderate-to-highly complex projects including gathering business requirements, adhering to project timelines, and communicating project status and deliverables with customers and management.
  • Maintain and improve previously developed models, utilising the model development life cycle.
  • Identify and present findings, share actionable insights, and make recommendations that impact profitability, growth and/or customer satisfaction.
  • Effectively communicate results in written, oral and presentation formats to management and senior leaders.
  • Provide support and learning opportunities to lesser-experienced data scientists within the team.

The Successful Applicant

Qualifications

  • Master’s/PhD degree in Mathematics, Computing, Statistics or another quantitative field
  • For non-Master’s degree candidates, Bachelor’s Degree (minimum 2.1) and proven applied business / non-academic experience.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in an analytical role
  • Experience with statistical techniques including generalized linear models, survival models, random forests, neural networks, clustering, and Bayesian approaches to data analysis.
  • Identification of relevant statistical techniques for addressing various problems.
  • Strong technical background; proficient with one language for predictive modelling and data analysis, such as R, Python or SAS.
  • Ability to identify and communicate limitations of tools and methods
  • Experience with large analysis datasets, methodologies, and Enterprise-scale database systems.
  • Advanced analytical/problem solving and research skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to clearly and effectively communicate technical results to a non-technical business audience.
  • Proficient in predictive analytics including real-world experience in model development, validation, implementation, and testing.
  • Knowledge of insurance principles, underwriting and ratemaking concepts and the various functions of an insurance organization, including Finance, Underwriting, Sales and Claims desirable.
  • Ability to perform high-level work both independently and collaboratively as a project team member

Competencies

  • Effective communicator with the ability to generate and present insights in a way that can be clearly understood by both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Able to plan own work to meet deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to evolving techniques and changing business challenges
  • Actively utilise data quality and data preparation best practices (documentation, GIT versioning, etc)
  • Ability to find creative solutions to problems
  • Highly motivated to deliver consistent high performance
  • Good interpersonal skills, works closely with other individuals / teams to achieve goals.
  • Seeks to maximise the benefits of a team focussed organisation and supports collaboration
  • Able to collect, analyse and challenge technical information
  • Distils complex quantitative and qualitative information into key facts and makes well-reasoned recommendations to management/team members
  • Spanish or Portuguese language skills or an interest in learning
  • Flexibility to travel as required

What’s On Offer

  • A secure work environment because your health, safety and wellbeing is always our top priority.
  • Flexible work schedule and 100% Home-office options, so that you can balance your working life and private life.
  • Learning and development opportunities.
  • A collaborative, trustful and innovative work environment.
  • Being part of an international team and work in global projects.

Contact: Edurne Aguirre Zubiaurre

Quote job ref: JN-082021-3564167

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