Senior Data Scientist

Full time

Employment Information

Who we are

We are not your average insurance company; in fact, we strive to be different. You will not find strict dress codes, jargon-filled documents, or unrealistic targets here. What you will find is a welcoming culture, a clear vision and teams of passionate people doing their best for our customers.

LV= GI is a large, multi-award-winning general insurance company, with nearly 7 million customers and aspirations for future growth. Having recently become part of the Allianz family, we’re proud to be one of the largest personal insurers in the UK.

Role Description

In line with our Global strategy and purpose, we have an exciting new opportunity for a Senior Data Scientists to join our family of talented people in the Data Science team helping to shape and implement the target operating model for our business.

Our ambition is to transform the end-to-end experience and journey for our policyholders, intermediaries, internal users and other parties, through a combination of modernising core systems, data-led digital asset development and integrations (internal and external).

This is an exciting time to join the Transformation Programme, we’re writing the next chapter, which will revolutionise how we do business in the future. The expectation of the business is high, we work at pace and you’ll be busy, however, this is a great opportunity to work with a highly talented team and showcase your expertise.

You will help build end-to-end machine learning solutions across the entire business that are essential to LV= GI’s ability to serve our millions of customers in a competitive manner. The team sit centrally within the business, working closely with different business areas to identify opportunities, develop solutions and drive the implementation of machine learning across the organisation with a focus on the delivery and realisation of benefits.

You will be involved in all aspects of machine learning projects, from liaising with business subject matter experts, to model building, evaluation, and deployment. You will also be involved in the development of new and innovative tools and techniques for use across the team through internal packages, innovation projects and university research partnerships.

Your focus:

  • Conceive, develop, deploy and monitor end-to-end machine learning solutions to support Company initiatives, working as part of a cross-functional team
  • Identify opportunities for innovation through analytics in the Organisation. Evaluate potential, scope projects, and define deliverables
  • Strongly contribute in agile teams, bringing the development skills for robust integration of AI products into technical systems
  • Ensure strong ethical underpinnings of all analytics solutions developed, driving good outcomes for customers
  • Measure and track impact of the products developed through business KPIs. Present result of analyses to business owners and share knowledge with team members
  • Acquisition and development of commercial skills and knowledge, learning from others in the direct team and the wider business
  • Support the simplification of processes so that business owners, in addition to data scientists, can leverage our data to drive business outcomes
  • Investigate new data and analytics technologies and contribute to the continual development and evolution of our data architecture

About you

To be successful for the role you will have a number of years’ experience working in a Data Science setting.

There are several of things we’ll be looking out for in the applications.

  • Hands-on knowledge of how machine learning models are deployed into an applied/business setting, with a curiosity to improve the whole model lifecycle; from inception through to production
  • A desire to be part of a highly-cooperative team who share risks, look to continuously upskill, and use software to explore an applied problem-space
  • Good command of Python and use of pertinent libraries for data analysis and machine learning, and working these effectively in a git based workflow
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, including communication, management of expectation, recommendations, quality of outputs, and working accurately to tight deadlines
  • Numerate/STEM degree
  • Proactive work attitude
  • Curiosity about data and its ability to drive value in financial organisations
  • Proactive, problem solving attitude
  • Don’t meet every single requirement? - We value diversity and know that people from different backgrounds don’t all respond to this challenge in the same way. If you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align exactly with every qualification in the job description, we would still encourage you to apply. You might still be the right candidate for this or other roles.

Our Ways of Working

The role can be based across our sites in London, Bristol or Bournemouth. As the Senior Data Scientist, you’ll be working with the entire team across these offices. The Bristol office is part of our partnership with the University of Bristol.

To find out more about our Data Science team and the Partnership with Bristol University please see the link below:

Data Science jobs - LV= GI careers

Our office with flex model means that you will have the opportunity to work from home as well as the office. As a hybrid worker you will be in the office between 2 and 16 days per month depending on individual and business need. This will be discussed at interview stage

Do you need some flexibility with the hours you work? Let us know as part of your application and if it’s right for our customers, our business and for you, then we’ll do everything we can to make it happen.

We are signatories of the ABIs flexible working charter. We believe in supporting hybrid work patterns, which balance the needs of our customers, with your personal circumstances and our business requirements. Our aim with this is to help innovation, creativity, and you to thrive - Your work life balance is important to us.

vWhat we can offer you

Recognised and rewarded for a job well done, we have a range of flexible benefits for you to choose from- so you can pick a package that’s perfect for you. We also offer flexible working options, global career opportunities across the wider LV=GI Group, and fantastic career development and training. That’s on top of enjoying all the benefits you’d expect from the world’s number one insurance brand, including:

  • 26 days' holiday
  • A competitive pension for which LV= will pay twice the amount you pay, up to 14%
  • An annual bonus scheme based on company and personal performance
  • A flexible benefits package (e.g. discounted retail vouchers, great value dental insurance)
  • ElectriX EV salary sacrifice scheme
  • A generous 25% discount off our general insurance products including home, pet and travel as well as up to 50% discount on your car insurance.
  • Our Purpose and Values

We secure your future

Be Brave | With Heart | Everyone Counts | Inspiring Trust

Our purpose and values are more than just words on a website - they are the why and how of LV= GI. They influence everything we do and guide us how to do it. Created by our people, for our people, they shape our culture, bring us together, and inspire us to be the best. Building an inclusive culture for us all to succeed.

Diversity & Inclusion

At LV=GI we value diversity and inclusion and back this up with our accreditations. We are EDGE certified for gender inclusion, members of the Women in Finance Charter, signatories of Business in the Community’s Race at Work Charter, and an Armed Forces Covenant gold standard employer.

We recognise the strength of neurodiversity in the workplace, and the far-reaching benefits of embracing a spectrum of thinking styles and innovative capabilities. We proudly welcome applications from neurodivergent and disabled candidates, and can offer tailored adjustments to remove barriers and set you up for success in your career.

At LV=GI, we encourage our people to advocate for what they need, we listen, and we act – this could include providing assistive technology, ergonomic specialist equipment, mentoring and coaching, or flexibility in the way you work, among a wide range other adjustments.


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