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Data Science Manager

Bournemouth

Reference: GI007772

Closing date: 30th September 2021

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We are excited to be recruiting a Data Science Manager within our successful and growing team.

LV= General Insurance is a large, multi-award winning insurance company, with nearly 3 million customers and aspirations for future growth.

As part of the Data Science team, you will help LV= build end to end machine learning solutions across the entire business, working on a wide variety of applications. The team operate as a consultancy within the business, with Data Scientists and Data Engineers sat alongside each other.  We work closely with different business functions to find solutions that add real value to both our customers and the company.

Alongside individual line management, you will be involved in managing the wider team with varied projects across their entire lifecycle: from initial scoping, through data collection, model building and evaluation, to model productionisation and deployment. The team are encouraged to be curious and to look beyond raw data and tell the story behind it.

The role offers a chance to develop and operationalise analytics solutions, to answer key business questions and improve business processes by leveraging machine learning. The possibilities are huge!

 

The Data Science team has continued grow over several years with a strong focus on delivery, innovation and technical excellence.  There will be plenty of opportunities to develop your career within LV= and training will be provided depending on your individual needs.   We also have a unique and innovative partnership with the University of Bristol, find out more from the link below.

 

https://www.datascienceatlvgi.com/

What will you be doing?

We don't expect you to know everything from day one, but experience and knowledge in the following is useful to hit the ground jogging:

  • Solid knowledge of machine learning techniques including linear models, tree based methods
  • Experience in machine learning model deployment in a business setting
  • Knowledge of deep learning is a plus
  • Good command of Python and use of pertinent libraries for data analysis and machine learning
  • Solid knowledge of Git for code version control
  • Relational databases and data manipulation skills in SQL and exposure to large scale “Big Data” environments such as Microsoft Azure
  • Proven experience of leading technical projects around large datasets
  • Ideally you will have a PhD or a masters plus experience in a highly numerate degree / career
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, including communication, management of expectation, recommendations, quality of outputs, and working accurately to tight deadlines
  • Experience in building and maintaining relationships both externally and with customers throughout the company
  • Proven experience in mentoring or managing technical teams in the use of technical software
  • Ability to convey technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Experience of leading, managing and developing a team
  • Experience of managing the delivery of machine learning use cases 

Why Work for Us?

Exciting things are happening at LV= General Insurance (GI). Having recently joined forces with Allianz, we’re proud to now be one of the largest personal insurers in the UK. Working with a new energy, we’re shifting gear and transforming our company, industry and beyond. And we’re just getting started.

Driven by pride and passion, we will always do the right thing to inspire trust in our people and our customers. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to become Britain’s best loved insurer, by helping people look after what they love.

Reward and Benefits

This role is a Band C in the LV= Structure. To find out more about our bands, click to view our FAQ page here. 

We’ll give you:

  • Flexible working opportunities – many of our employee's job share or work part-time, flexi-time, compressed hours or with an element of remote working.
  • 30 days' holiday, with the option to buy up to 2 additional days
  • An excellent pension plan  (please click here to read more about it)
  • An annual bonus scheme based on company and personal performance
  • Private medical insurance which you can upgrade to family cover
  • Other flexible benefits including discounted retail vouchers and dental insurance  
  • 25% discount off our general insurance products including home, pet and travel as well as up to 50% discount on your car insurance

To find out more about our benefits and rewards, please click here.

LV= is an equal opportunities employer who values a diverse and inclusive workplace. We recognise that people work in different ways, and we value alternative viewpoints, celebrate individuality and foster a culture where everyone can bring their true self to work. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce, we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs, culture, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities and long term health conditions

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