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Senior Data Scientist / Chief Data Scientist – Bristol



£90k - 120k per year

Senior Data Scientist / Chief Data Scientist – Bristol £90.000 – £120,000 plus shares and excellent benefits

My Client is a rapidly-growing underwriting agency combining world leaders in (re)insurance underwriting and artificial intelligence-based simulation modelling. The firm underwrites cyber reinsurance contracts and is building cyber insurance products that will be distributed globally. They are seeking technical staff senior technical leadership for a new office in Bristol, that will serve as the new global hub for its modelling and technology team.

They are seeking a talented Data scientist with a background in machine learning and in taking data science solutions through to production. The role will require interaction with clients and collaboration with a passionate team of data scientists, software engineers and underwriters, shaping data analytics solutions to meet client needs.

Insurance and cyber security experience are not required, but either would be looked upon favourably.

Responsibilities include:

    • Prototype, develop, and deploy complex analytics models

Acquire, process, and model large, complex datasets

Work in an internationally distributed team, with schedule flexibility

Deliver high quality technical outcomes while adhering to cost and schedule constraints

Continue technical and professional development to ensure their technology and its team remains on the cutting edge

Bachelor of Science or higher in engineering, science, or mathematics, with specializations related to computer science preferred

Minimum of 3 years relevant experience, including internships, part-time positions, and graduate level education

    • Proficiency in Python and common data science packages such as SciKit-Learn, NumPy and Pandas

Experience in all portions of the data analytics pipeline, including ingest, cleaning, feature extraction, modelling, statistical validation, and visualization / reporting

Competence in software development practices including writing and verifying maintainable code, version control, cloud-based development, and performance profiling and tuning

Desired skills:

    • Expertise in one or more of: probabilistic modeling, natural language processing, , explainable AI, uncertainty analysis, time series analysis

Strong data visualization and data “storytelling” skills

Analytics experience in finance, insurance, or cyber security

Proficiency in other analytics technologies, such as R, SQL, CUDA, Hadoop, Spark, and Redshift

Experience with Dataiku’s Data Science Studio

How to apply for Senior Data Scientist

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