Data Scientist

Data Scientist

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London, England
Job Type
Full Time Job
Job ID
Date Posted
2 months ago
William Dragusin
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Job Description

We're the UK’s leading savings, retirement & insurance business. Our company purpose is to be with you today, for a better tomorrow.  Over 15.5 million people in the UK choose us to protect their belongings and help plan their future.  Find out more:

We are currently undergoing a huge strategic transformation, leveraging data and digital to transform the way our customers engage with, and get value from, our products and services.  This is your chance to play a key role in it. Find out more:

About the Customer Science team 

We believe that everything is better when we put the customer first; data & technology help us do that at scale.  We leverage rich first-party data to develop insights, models and systems that deliver better customer and commercial outcomes. We combine technical expertise with a partnering approach to drive strategic change and impact. 

We are based in Hoxton Square, at the heart of London’s trendy tech hub, in a start-up style environment with talent from a broad range of industries.  We embrace hybrid working; we see huge value in meeting in-person to collaborate and have fun, but we also appreciate the productivity, flexibility and quality-of-life that working from home affords. Above all, we treat our people like adults.

We have won “Best Place to work in Data” at DataIQ Awards in 2019 AND 2020…clearly we are doing something right! 

Within our wider Customer Science team, sits our AI team. We leverage some of the richest first-party data assets in UK insurance to build innovative data science products that make a difference for customers.  We have built a strong foundation and are now taking that to the next level in our strategic transformation.

Diversity is essential to great AI; we want to hear from candidates from a range of backgrounds and experiences across data science, or those looking to refocus from data / software engineering. 

Role purpose:  

  • The creation of high-quality data science products through to deployment and automation 

  • Continuous monitoring and improvement (MLOps) of those products 

  • Collaborating with the business to deliver innovative Data Science that transforms our company 

What will you be doing? 

  • Build high impact AI and ML models 

  • Work with the latest continuous monitoring and improvement techniques to ensure that our deployments continue to be as performant as possible

  • Partner closely with our data engineering colleagues to improve ETL and data pipelines which guarantee that our data products are the most efficient in the industry and are available where they can make a real difference to business problems 

  • Partner with colleagues to identify opportunities to apply AI and make a difference to real business problems

  • Create and share knowledge; we succeed and grow together as a team

  • Develop simple and innovative approaches which produce business results quickly    

Minimum qualifications: 

  • Be educated to degree level, preferably post-graduate, in a mathematical- or programming-oriented subject, (Computer Science, Applied Science etc), or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and ability developed through industry experience 

  • Have programming expertise with Python or R and SQL style languages 

  • Have experience with ML libraries and frameworks (some of: SkLearn, Pandas and NumPy, PyTorch, HuggingFace or equivalent R libraries) 

Desirable experience: 

  • Familiarity with agile ways of working 

  • Familiarity with industry standard ways of working such Git, the PEP style guide, and testing frameworks

  • Creating data products. Identifying the potential value of data as well as where machine learning and AI can add value

  • Passionate about putting the customer first, with significant experience of doing this  

  • Enjoy communicating and collaborating with others to deliver brilliant, high-impact work 

  • Able to communicate complex technical concepts to specialist / non-specialist audiences 

  • A positive, can-do attitude and a proactive approach; a great team player

What will you get for this role? 

  • Competitive salary depending on location, skills, experience, and qualifications 

  • A generous defined contribution pension scheme 

  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review 

  • A holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days 

  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family (some exclusions apply) 

  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme 

Working at Aviva

At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.

We bring this to life by ensuring risk handling is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take ownership, and who make good decisions.

The way we do this is important too. We always ‘Care More’. It’s our thing. We’re all about our people – that’s you – so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with a diverse group of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you’ve applied, please send us a separate email stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll make sure we interview you.

We’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Lacey Lane Mckoy a call on 0207 255 0884 or send an email to

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.

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