Lead Data Scientist

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    London, England

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    Matt Jones

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    8 months ago

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Xcede's Data Science recruitment team are working with one of the UK's largest insurance brands as they go through a huge customer, digital, pricing and data transformation. Part of their plans including building out a central Data Science team. They have already hired a well-renowned Head of Data Science and 4 experienced Data Scientists (all from a non-insurance background), and are now looking to hire another 2 Lead Data Scientists and 5 more Data Scientists.

There is a fantastic opportunity to have a huge impact in this role. The team have already identified over 100 use cases for ML across the business, and have ML Engineering skills embedded in the team so the team will be responsible for the whole "end-to-end" work.

The Lead Data Scientists are very business facing and will manage 2-3 Data Scientists, but will still be very hands on from a technical perspective and provide support and development to their team when needed.

Each Data Scientist will get to work on a wide range of projects including:
*Customer & Digital - e.g. next best product, recommender systems
*Pricing - e.g. applying machine learning algorithms to optimise their pricing models
*Fraud - e.g. quote manipulation, fraudulent activity
*Claims - e.g. NLP work analysing documents to predict liability of a claim

The business are fully remote at the moment, and will be until the end of summer. After this, they are happy for people to work remotely 3-4 days a week but will need to be in their office in Surrey/South London 1-2 days a week.

*MSc or PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Economics, Computer Science or a similar STEM subject
*Strong knowledge of statistics and machine learning
*Strong Python skills
*2+ years' commercial Data Science experience

If you are interested in this or other Data Scientist opportunities please contact Matthew Jones on matthew.jones@xcede.co.uk or +44(0)203 301 9931. Unfortunately this position is only available to candidates eligible to work in the EU without sponsorship.

For all of our live Data Scientist positions in the UK please click here - https://www.xcede.com/jobs/data-science/united-kingdom/