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From day 1, you’ll be able to contribute to the company purpose which is ‘To help people protect against the worst happening and put it right if it does their team’s mission is to turn internal and related third party data into an asset to enable revenue growth and to improve operational efficiency by better AI-Driven inferencing and automation.

They continually work on their mission by:

  • Rapidly experimenting on ideas to produce model prototypes or failing fast on them
  • Translating successful prototypes into production-quality models and frequently releasing them
  • Working in partnership with our technology and business leadership to help them realize the value in their data
  • Engage in innovative research and development activities that accelerate their development of a world
  • leading data science capability and contribute material back to industry and academia

What would you be responsible for in this role?

  • To work in a cross-functional agile team to prove out key hypotheses and deliver production-quality machine learning models based on prioritized business needs and/or direct insight from data
  • Within the team, lead the intellectual process of developing a model including exploring datasets unambiguous problem spaces
  • Work closely with stakeholders from the business and in the digital teams to shape the problem by leading workshops and specifying any technical work required
  • Lead to achieve targeted model explainability to suit the business need

Other aspects of your role:

  • Champion using the latest methods and well-established practices to develop their portfolio of machine learning techniques
  • Engaging with data ethics, information security, and numerous other functions to ensure the quality and confidence in their work
  • Become a key member of the Data Science Council to triage project ideas and propel data’s value to all parts of the business.

Customer experience

  • Make sure that you treat all their customers with the principles of Treating Customers Fairly (TCF)
  • Understand how you play a part in the Customer Experience
  • Provide a service to all of their customers (internal and external) that is memorable for the right reasons and builds their reputation as a great company to work for and do business with

Doing the right thing

  • Make sure that everything you do fits in with the legal requirements, Covéa Insurance policies and regulatory requirements
  • Be aware of threats to their organization and customers (e.g. financial crime, fraud, and money laundering)
  • Take the appropriate action to minimize the impact of risks to our business (e.g. by following processes and reporting any concerns to your manager)
  • Treat the personal data of their customers, employees and other individuals lawfully and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and other related legislation

Experience and knowledge

  • A minimum of 2 years of hands-on experience working as a data scientist in a business environment and/or qualification to masters level with a significant mathematical/statistical or computing content
  • Experience in using SAS Viya and other tools such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, Notebooks, and Pandas coupled with machine learning knowledge
  • Working experience with Python/R/SAS
  • Comfortable working at all stages in the data science life cycle including shaping the problem, data collection and cleansing, exploratory modeling, model deployment, and model quality assurance.
  • Able to articulate the value of various models in terms of return on investment and efficiency savings
  • Knowledge and insight into complex data architecture issues and solutions
  • Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) preferred skills include, IT Governance, Information
  • Systems Co-ordination, Innovation, Enterprise and Business Architecture development, Emerging
  • Technology Monitoring, Solution Architecture, Stakeholder Management, Systems Design, Database
  • Design, Systems Integration, Supplier Relationship Managemen


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to engage and communicate with the Covea Senior Leadership team, Development Scrum teams, and the business.
  • Able to work in a time-boxed way for exploratory work

Nice to have

  • Exposure to data lake technologies and event streaming solutions
  • Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) other skills include Technical Specialism, Business Process Improvement
  • An understanding of how data science works in an agile delivery environment
  • Establishes and maintains constructive and collaborative relationships with all business areas
  • Demonstrates pragmatic judgment, balancing risk and business value to reach decisions which are well informed and actionable
  • Is proactive in planning to achieve targets and objectives which deliver profitable outcomes
  • Continuously and proactively improves the quality of service delivered to all customers, external, internal, and business partners
  • Willingly takes the initiative and consistently does more than is required
  • Respects individual’s views and positively contributes to a learning environment in which individuals are supported and encouraged to excel
  • Continually asks what more could it be and inspires others to do likewise
  • Behaves consistently and with integrity at all times, realizing everyone’s potential to get the best possible result and live the values

What’s on offer?

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • Supported onboarding and induction
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • A great work-life balance
Apply with Job ID # 100009
Job Type: Full-time

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