Senior Data Scientist


This is an excellent opportunity for a talented and driven individual to join our Data Science team here at The Floow. This position would be highly collaborative with our Pricing and Actuarial team as well as  our engineering teams. Senior Data Scientists are responsible for guiding their peers and developing algorithms and machine learning techniques to accurately improve the effectiveness and predictiveness of our analytics for our clients.

Your Accountabilities:

  • Use domain knowledge of Data Driven Science to solve problems and support the regular daily activities of the Data Science function
  • Display high levels of competency with the relevant technologies and tools and the company specific technologies, tools and processes to deliver quality solutions and contribute to the success of the team and projects
  • Complete tasks autonomously, following guidance from cross-functional colleagues and leaders as well as seeking external influences to grow awareness of technologies, to ensure you continue to meet best practice standards
  • Conduct fully supported interactions with clients and colleagues to update, feedback and deliver results regarding pieces of work you are involved in in a way that a lay person can understand
  • Ensure competent verbal and non-verbal exchanges with technical and non-technical colleagues and clients, maintaining positive and professional lines of communication
  • Proactively identify, suggest and assist in the delivery of improvements, to ensure the business and team are constantly moving forward and raising the bar
  • Contributing to the technical quality and timely delivery of projects and products; managing the quality of your own work, in order to ensure the best product is delivered within the specified time frame
  • Individually analyse and breakdown tasks and information, seeking guidance and support from peers when required, to ensure you’re working with a fair level of autonomy
  • Mentor and assist more junior colleagues in all aspects of data science


About You:

  • You will have a proven track record of ability to quickly adapt to and exploit new and cutting edge technology/techniques
  • Relevant degree or qualification in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related subject
  • Broad knowledge of programming, and scripting
  • Strong competency using Python, in particular the NumPy, Pandas, scikit-learn and Matplotlib libraries
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Prior experience of developing and delivering commercially viable ‘big-data’ analytic solutions to tight deadlines
  • Experience with working in connection with collaborative agile based projects/dynamic teams
  • Experience with using Data Mining algorithms and statistical tools
  • Experience with Version Control (Git)
  • Proven track record of involvement in designing, building and communicating complex solutions
  • Experience in presenting and visualising the output of big data analytics


Desirable Skills:

  • Strong past experience on research projects and deliverables
  • Past experience on collaborative projects with agile teams
  • Knowledge of Motor Insurance modelling requirements
  • Experience of client interaction (fintech sector)
  • Experience with UNIX / LINUX command line and other programming languages (e.g. R)

Apply for this role

If you think you have the right skills for this role, please send us a copy of your CV and make sure to reference SDS01