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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2021-03-09 00:00:00


Senior Data Scientist

  • About Us

    At Allstate Northern Ireland, we believe it’s more than just a job.  We believe in allowing our people to choose the direction of their careers.  It’s about you, your future and where you want to get to.

    Opportunity is the hallmark of the Allstate career experience.  We invest heavily in our employees, offering long term career development, personal growth and investment in new technologies.  Every day is different, with new ideas, challenges, and rewards — no matter which team you join. 

    We believe that inclusive diversity is crucial to creating a culture of mutual respect where the strengths and talents of each individual are recognised.  We like to leave things better than we found them and deliver results.  We do all of this while having fun and exploring personal passions. 

    Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance. 


    Belfast / Derry – Londonderry

    Your role in the team

    Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them. 

    Data, Discovery, and Decision Science (D3) is the research and analytics organization at Allstate.  We are solving some of today’s most complicated analytics problems, making the lives of our Allstate colleagues easier and more productive, and driving our mission to deliver targeted insurance solutions to our customers.  We are avid about learning new ways to get the most value from our massive data resources and leading-edge technology.  We are partnering to incorporate analytics into every aspect of the enterprise.   Developing ourselves and others is key to our success. 

    In D3, you’ll be surrounded by 330+ tenacious and intellectually curious colleagues in an inclusive culture that encourages you to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.   Allstate is looking for a (Sr.) Data Scientist – Pricing Sophistication with P&C insurance pricing experience from a data science or actuarial perspective to help drive loss cost and pricing solutions for Allstate Business Insurance.   

     As a (Sr.) Data Scientist in pricing sophistication you will help further our understanding of how customer characteristics, vehicle characteristics, driving behaviors, and geography relate to risk propensity  You’ll be  responsible for providing thought leadership within the Allstate Business Insurance data science team and build model-driven insights to deliver profitable growth and provide business-enabling data science solutions.

    We are looking for someone with loss modeling experience to deliver strong business results. In this role you will be responsible for contributing to a wide range of projects for Allstate Business Insurance that will advance Allstate’s competitive advantage. You will have broad influence on peers, the broader D3 team, and the business. This signal intelligence would advance pricing sophistication and reimagine commercial underwriting. This position is an opportunity to work across the organization to ensure the delivery of our project portfolio. 

    • Uses best practices and complex statistical and machine learning techniques to build models that address business needs and to improve the accuracy of our data and data-driven decisions. 
    • Reviews, evaluates, and communicates appropriateness of modeling techniques and results to team, leadership, and stakeholders to ensure these are well understood and incorporated into business processes. Develops and executes communication strategy, keeping stakeholders informed and finding opportunities to influence the direction of work. 
    • Collaborates with the team and works with data on complex business problems in order to increase the effectiveness of business decisions and improve business results through designing, building, and partnering to implement machine learning/predictive models. Understands the business’ problems to identify the optimal modeling approach.   
    • Identifies languages and tools that can bring efficiencies or needed techniques to the team.  
    • Has a business-focused mindset and is eager to learn about the business unit and products that our work supports 

    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

    • All candidates must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK
    • 3+ years’ experience in a related field working with data science techniques such as GBMs, ensemble forests, GLMs, deep learning or graph mining in industry or postgraduate degree 
    • A degree of any level in a quantitative field such as mathematics, physics or computer science.  With classification of 2:1 or higher (or equivalent)

    *Previous applicants within the last 12 months need not apply

    We also have some desirable criteria

    • Experience in insurance pricing
    • Proven experience leading & managing analytical or data science-based projects
    • Proven experience implementing data science solutions into production systems
    • Proven experience leading & managing teams of technical individuals

    What we offer

    As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 winners, we offer a generous benefits package that includes flexible annual leave entitlement, dental and healthcare insurance, an attractive pension package and discounts on gym memberships, public transport and parking.

    Allstate invests heavily in your development, as an employee you will have access to multiple world-class learning platforms and courses from our award-winning in-house Learning & Development team. 

    We pride ourselves in providing clear career paths and opportunities for internal mobility allowing you to further develop within the organisation. 

    We encourage a better work life balance and you’ll have the opportunity to apply for various flexible working arrangements.

    Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities

    Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.

    We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.

    Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position. 

    The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 9th March 2021

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