Job Title: Data Scientist
Location: Manchester or Haywards Heath (hybrid working)
Markerstudy Group are looking for a Data Scientist to join a quickly growing company in developing ambitious solutions across a range of insurance lines, by leveraging vast data assets and state-of-the-art processing capabilities.
Markerstudy is a leading provider of private insurance in the UK, insuring around 5% of the private cars on the UK roads, 20% of commercial vehicles and over 30% of motorcycles in total premium levels of circa £1b. The majority of business is written as the insurance pricing provider behind household names such as Tesco, Sainsbury's, O2, Halifax, AA, Saga and Lloyds Bank to list a few.
As a Data Scientist, you will use your advanced analytical skills to:
Identify and create cutting-edge data solutions that create value
Build and help maintain sophisticated models
Work collaboratively with other areas to increase overall company performance
Your ideas and solutions will enable improvements to products, prices and processes giving Markerstudy a critical advantage in the increasingly competitive insurance market.
Identify and create solutions that leverage vast data assets and state-of-the-art processing capabilities to improve company performance and our customer-centric offerings. This will be across Motor, Home and Commercial Lines businesses.
Work collaborative with various departments to identify opportunities to create value, by optimising current processes or creating new solutions
Create ambitious future-looking solutions/models that are state-of-the-art and go beyond business requirements
Research and leverage new and existing internal and/or external data sources
Use a wide range of data science and statistical techniques, including Machine Learning
Communicate results to key decision makers across the business
Assist in the deployment and monitoring effort to ensure efficient productisation of the solutions created
Create solutions across a range of markets, including; Private Motor, Commercial Vehicle, Bike, Taxi, and Home
Key Skills and Experience:
Minimum of 2 years' experience within data science
Experience with some of the following predictive modelling techniques; Logistic Regression, GBMs, Elastic Net GLMs, GAMs, Decision Trees, Random Forests, Neural Nets and Clustering
Experience in programming languages (e.g. Python, PySpark, SAS, SQL)
A good quantitative degree in, but not limited to: Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science
Proficient at communicating results in a concise manner both verbally and written
Self-motivated with a drive to learn and develop
Logical thinker with a professional and positive attitude
Passion to innovate and improve processes
Personality and a sense of humour