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Data Scientist

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
Business Support Departments
Data & Analytics
External Closing Date
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The Admiral Group is a multinational financial services provider, where data and technology take centre stage in delivering our market-leading products. We have a large advanced analytics function that builds and deploys machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions for all business areas, including Pricing, Marketing and Claims.

But we don't like to stand still; now that we have an established, experienced function, we are focusing on growth, and we are looking for experienced data scientists to join us as we expand our efforts throughout the business.

The successful candidate will report into the core Advanced Analytics function for training, support, development and best practice however, they work closely with the business teams to develop meaningful solutions that best meet business needs. The role will cover a diverse range of approaches, including projects with unstructured data, raw text, speech and images as well as traditional structured data problems. With over 4 million interactions with our customers every day, we have a lot of data that can be put to good use.

About You

We are looking for someone inquisitive and keen to make an impact using innovative analytical methods. You must have a keen interest in machine learning and be ready to expand your skills as the field progresses.

Whilst you enjoy research and proposing solutions to the rest of the team, you keep an equal focus on delivering business value. Equally, you will enjoy learning about the business needs and working with a range of stakeholders.

Main Duties

  • Solve business problems using a range of advanced statistical, machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques.
  • Research new ideas and stay up to date with the world of data science
  • Work closely with the other members of the team to ensure models are easy to deploy.
  • Be an advocate for data science within Admiral, helping the business understand where and when it can add value to their processes.
  • Contribute to the training and development of graduate data scientists
  • Contribute to the data scientist community within Admiral in a positive way

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • 2+ years’ experience working in Data Science or relevant field
  • Msc / PhD in a quantitative discipline
  • Proven experience using supervised learning techniques such as GLM’s, random forests or gradient boosted ensembles
  • Proven experience with unstructured data problems such as Text Mining or Image recognition
  • Experience using a range of tools such as python, R, SparkML etc preferably within a cloud environment
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to tailor communication across a range of technical and non-technical audiences.

About Admiral

We're Wales’ only FTSE 100 company. We have forward-thinking approaches and provide endless opportunities to test, learn and grow. There's a reason we've been named a Best Place to Work: our progressive culture, core values, and commitment to diversity and inclusion have created a working environment where people share ideas, aren’t afraid to speak up and change things, and above all, feel valued.

Admiral has grown from being a small start-up into a multi-national organisation. The company is constantly investigating new products, services and markets and is now present in eight countries with a diverse product portfolio.

Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture where we put our people and customers first. Our philosophy is simple yet effective: people who like what they do, do it better, and this in turn, means that our customers receive the level of service and products that they deserve. Our culture is honest, open and wholeheartedly focused on four key areas: Communication, Equality, Reward & Recognition, and Fun.

Salary, Benefits and Work-Life Balance

We do not have a set salary for this position, as it will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience. We are happy to see CVs from all candidates who meet the requirements, and will be happy to discuss the remuneration package.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance; it's one of the reasons we're voted no. 1 in the 2019 Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For in the UK. We want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this, so accomodate flexible hours wherever possible.

You can also view some of our other key benefits here;