Pricing Data Science

Full time

Employment Information

The Opportunity:

We are looking for an individual to develop and improve QBE’s pricing and data science model suite, with a particular focus on our SME (small to medium sized enterprise), packages and property book. This role will report into the QBE Pricing Data Science Lead – Property. Pricing Data Science is comprised of a growing team of 50 Pricing and Data Science specialists, working with Underwriters across the UK, Europe and Lloyd’s and London Markets supporting the pricing of $5 Billion of annual premium. Our vision is to be the market leading Pricing Data Science team, working with Underwriters to deliver profitable business, investing in the development of every team member to build expertise in both insurance and data science and providing them with the tools and data that they need to be excellent in their roles. With hybrid office working and excellent benefits including 30 days holiday, you will be working in a supportive and inclusive environment. We’re the down-to-earth, international insurer that is neither too big nor small, so you can make a real impact!

Your New Role:

SME, Packages and Property

  • Update the data pipeline that produces Management Information for our SME products
  • Own the hosting, deployment and update of pricing dashboards used by the SME team
  • Provide technical guidance for the delivery of the SME Pricing Transformation project
  • Be responsible for the on-going technical improvement of the SME and property pricing tools, including:
  • Enhanced data capture
  • Improved visuals (including integration of maps into pricing)
  • Impact analyses of model updates of model updates
  • Improved downstream reporting from model databases

Pricing Model Transformation

  • Provide best practice code structure for combining pricing model user interfaces, algorithms and databases
  • Create reusable components for pricing model python algorithms
  • Create reusable components for external APIs to be called from within model algorithms
  • Integrate internal Data Science Models into pricing model algorithms
  • Drive a code quality and readability mindset across the team
  • Build relationships with internal IT teams to support the transformation of pricing tools and deployment data science applications

About You:

  • Experience in developing coded (python, R) insurance pricing models, ideally with a property focus
  • Strong experience of SQL relational databases, pipelines, and stored procedures
  • Excellent communication skills and collaborative mindset
  • Willingness and desire to learn new skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects
  • A strong quantitative undergraduate degree
  • Experience of pricing transformation projects (advantageous)

Why QBE? At My Best

At QBE, we want our people to feel rewarded and inspired to perform at their best, that’s why we have created “At My Best”. It’s our connection, our way of showing we have your back. We understand that one size doesn’t fit all and that priorities can change depending on your life stage. That is why our blend of wellbeing initiatives and benefits offer flexibility to suit what matters most to you. It’s in the culture of our business, our QBE DNA, to support our people. Everything we do is underpinned by our QBE DNA - because we know it’s not just what we do that matters, it’s how we do it that makes the difference. In addition to this, we also offer flexible parental leave for both parents and have several employee network groups that support and empower our diverse workforce.

At QBE, we view our people as our most precious asset. We understand the importance of fostering a work environment that is responsive to the changing needs of today’s workforce. QBE aims to build a workplace that is fair and inclusive because we want to attract and retain the best people to do the job, we have adopted flexible working across the company and welcome this conversation (

Some of the award’s QBE are proud to have won, been a finalist for, and shortlisted for include;

5-star Diversity, Equity and inclusion (DEI) awards, 2023 Winner - Insurance Business Canada

Employer of the Year 2022 Winner – Insurance Insider

British Claims Awards 2022 Winner - InsurTech Award

Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards 2022 Winner - Claims Product Solution of the Year

Working Families Best Practice Awards 2021 Finalist for: Best COVID-19 Response

Insurance Post British Insurance Awards 2022 Shortlisted for: Best Customer Care, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year 2022, Specialist Insurer of the Year (for Construction), General Insurer of the Year

We are proud to have partnerships with organisations such as Stonewall and Working Families, and our commitment to the Women in Finance Charter, the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles and Race at Work charter helps keep us accountable and transparent

Inclusion of Diversity

We are striving to create a workplace culture where all our people feel included, and we are committed to building a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we operate in. We know that diversity of thought, background and experience enables better decision making, improves the quality of our delivery and helps us to meet the needs of our customers.

ESG & Sustainability

At QBE, we believe that integrating sustainability into our business helps us deliver on our purpose of enabling a more resilient future. Our three key focus areas include fostering an orderly and inclusive transition to a net-zero economy, enabling a sustainable and resilient workforce and partnering for growth through innovative, sustainable and impactful solutions. For further information regarding QBE’s sustainability targets, including our net-zero pledges and inclusion of diversity targets, and our award-winning impact investment initiative ‘Premiums4Good’, please visit our Sustainability homepage and read our latest Sustainability Report (Link).

About QBE

We can never really predict what’s around the corner, but at QBE we’re asking the right questions to enable a more resilient future – helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage. We’re an international insurer that’s building momentum towards realising our vision of becoming the most consistent and innovative risk partner. And our people will be at the centre of our success. We’re proud to work together, and encourage each other enable resilience for our customers, our environment, our economies and our communities. With more than more than 11,000 people working across 27 countries, we’re big enough to make a real impact, but small enough to provide a friendly workplace, where people are down-to-earth, passionate and kind. We believe this is our moment – what if it was yours too? Your career at QBE — let’s make it happen! To find out more about why you should work for QBE, visit our careers website.

What next?

If you have a passion to contribute to QBE’s vision of enabling a more resilient future for our customers and the community, we encourage you to apply! Simply click the “apply” button to submit your CV and other relevant documents, and a member of our friendly Talent Acquisition team will be in contact to discuss your interest further if you meet the requirements of the role.

Please make the Talent Acquisition aware should there be any reasonable adjustments that may need to be made for the interview and the remainder of the recruitment process.

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