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Join the number 1 global insurance brand, as a Data Scientist, and develop your career with a world leader.

Their Data Science team is working on utilising the latest software technologies and algorithms to help transform analytics within AXA. They are working with both internal and open source data and there is no limit on the techniques and tools that they will use to provide insight and transform their current analytic processes.

In this role, not only will you be working on a wide variety of machine learning projects such as telematics, pricing, smart houses etc, but you will also have the opportunity to define brand new and exciting projects for the team!

You will work closely with Pricing team, IT Architecture teams and operating companies to identify data challenges and opportunities.

You will be supporting the full life-cycle of a Big Data solution, including:

  • Proof of concept execution to prove the value of Big Data use cases
  • Use case and business case development
  • Solution architecture formulation

You will also be responsible for supporting the implementation from requirements analysis, platform selection, technical architecture design, application design and development, testing and deployment.

You will answer data questions by using appropriate statistical techniques and communicate findings to stakeholders; drive the collection of new data and the refinement of existing data sources and analyse and interpret the results of scientific experiments.


They are pleased to be considering both experienced candidates or graduates who are looking to start a rewarding career!

As well as a relevant degree in Maths, Engineering or Science you will need a statistical know-how and insatiable curiosity and drive. Unwilling to be bound by constraints, your creativity, drive and determination will help you overcome obstacles and deliver solutions above and beyond their expectations.

With your highly developed interpersonal skills you will be have no problem contextualizing and translating problems and solutions to a wide variety of interested parties finding common ground, skilful listening and effective storytelling.

If you are joining them without experience, you will be expected to work from their London office, where their wonderful skilled and experienced team members will be able to help you grow and develop into an all knowing and competent Data Scientist!

Experienced Candidates

If you have been working in a similar background – either in computing, development or coding, this role will allow you to fully utilise your experience and continue to further your career.

You will use your statistical modelling experience, technical engineering skills and data mining and analytical expertise, to explore and examine data from multiple disparate sources.

Working with the business and independently, you will define a problem statement, design and implement custom algorithms, process flows and layouts for complex data sets used for modelling to discover previously hidden insight to provide competitive advantage or address a pressing intelligence problem.

If you have the skills and experience we need for this role then you could work from your nearest AXA office, or from home if more convenient.

So….here’s a challenge!!

Copy and paste the below link into your web browser to read the business challenge. Using the referenced data, if you can successfully find the predicting factors for wine quality and what types of wine there are, then we want to meet you!

Simply complete your application and attach your findings. We are happy for you to present your results in whatever format you feel appropriate. If your results match ours then you will be shortlisted for the next stage of our selection process!

Please note that applications submitted without the completed challenge will not be considered.

Best of luck!

About AXA

With a presence in over 60 countries, and 165,000 employees serving the needs of 107 million customers, AXA is big.

But never too big to care for every single person who works here. So when you join them, they promise to put their collective might behind you and your career.

You’ll work in an open and supportive environment where you’ll be developed, challenged and encouraged to move around to achieve even bigger and better things – nationally and internationally. You’ll learn directly from senior leaders, from the best in their business. And you’ll enjoy real responsibility, really early on.

Every large company today talks about supporting diversity and inclusion. But at AXA UK, these values form an integral part of everything they do. For them, it’s about bringing together the best talent, helping people to realise their full potential by being 100% themselves at work and delivering outstanding service to everyone – regardless of difference.

Proud to be part of the AXA Group, the number one global insurance brand and a worldwide leader in financial services, AXA Insurance businesses employ over 5,500 in a network of offices across the UK. Their expert teams care for a huge range of customers, helping them protect their cars, homes and businesses against life’s uncertainties. Whether bought directly, through brokers or through a number of corporate partners, their market-leading products are trusted by millions .

What They Offer

  • Bonus Scheme linked to yours and the company’s performance
  • Pension scheme with employer contributions as well as your own
  • Life Assurance (10 x basic salary)
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 28 with service. Plus Bank Holidays.
  • Interest free season ticket loan scheme
  • Flexible benefit options, including pension and life cover flexing, holiday purchase, childcare vouchers, health, dental and critical illness plans and bikes4work.
  • Share Plan Scheme
  • Discount on all AXA Insurance products, including insurance, breakdown cover & healthcare

Important notice: They’ve recently become aware of a recruitment scam in which candidates are asked to be interviewed on Google Hangouts. It is not their policy to conduct interviews via Google Hangouts (they much prefer face-to-face), so if you have been asked to do this, please let the recruitment team know and they’ll do their best to advise you. Likewise, if you’re unsure if the person you’re speaking to is genuinely an AXA recruiter or the job you’re applying for is legitimately from AXA, please get in touch and they can check for you. They cannot be held responsible for any interviews conducted without their knowledge and authorisation. If you’re unsure and would like some advice, feel free to get in touch with their recruitment team.

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