Job Overview

Senior Data Engineer

Location: London, England Salary: £70,000 - £100,000
Type: Permanent Contact: Alexandra Chitty
Posted: 6 months ago

My client is one of the strongest financial communities in the world, with a presence in over 70 countries and around 78 million private and corporate customers reliant on their knowledge, global reach and capital strength to help them make the most of financial opportunities and safeguard themselves against risks.

This role sits within the arm of the business responsible for corporate and specialist risk, servicing clients worldwide across the whole spectrum of corporate and industrial insurance.

Job Purpose / Role

Their global Analytics team is seeking an experienced Data Engineer for a newly created role within Portfolio Management. In this role you will work closely with the Head of Analytics and other key stakeholders to design and implement strong Data Models and Pipelines across the various LOBs and regions in the organization in order to support advanced analytics within Portfolio Management.

They are looking for someone who is willing to get hands on with the company's data and to develop innovative and structured solutions to bring it together in a way that maximizes its potential. This person will need to collaborate internationally with various stakeholders, both within Portfolio Management and across other company functions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create data models that enable strong Pricing Analytics and Business Intelligence reporting within Portfolio Management
  • Develop an expert knowledge of the company's IT landscape, data and data systems
  • Work with IT and other Analytics stakeholders to help productionise data flows from different internal and external data systems into a centralised data lake,
  • Help to develop new data ingestion processes within our Cloud based platform to ensure that data can be properly leveraged in the future
  • Optimise fuzzy merge processes between data systems where primary identifiers are missing to release intrinsic value of data
  • Obtaining access to internal and external data systems and digging into them to understand data structure, and developing data processing and cleaning algorithms to bring them into a central data warehouse
  • Act as an expert to support the wider Portfolio Management team on data processing and coding best practices

Key Requirements

Required experience/education:

  • Minimum of five years' experience working in a Data focused role, ideally in a P&C or similar insurance environment
  • A degree at BSc or MSc level in a Numerical field, preferably with a strong focus on Computer Science or Data Engineering, or qualified by experience
  • Proven history of Data Model design and implementation, ideally with a focus on P&C pricing requirements
  • Experience in data pipeline development, cleaning and bringing together multiple sources into a single productionised warehouse
  • Strong knowledge of P&C insurance, ideally with some experience of working alongside Pricing teams
  • Relishes problem solving, analysis and getting hands on digging into data issues

Technical skills:

  • Significant experience in SQL essential
  • Experience with Python, R, Spark or SAS preferable
  • Knowledge of JavaScript/CSS/Foundry a bonus
  • Strong skills in data visualisation and interpretation
  • Understanding of GIT style programming controls
  • Some experience of Machine Learning and predictive modelling techniques a plus

Personal skills:

  • Independent and self-directed individuals that thrive when faced with challenge
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with technical and non-technical team members
  • Desire and ability to learn the business and become an expert in the industry
  • Organized, self-motivated, results-oriented, and very resourceful
  • Experience in an international working environment. Experience of working with colleagues located in different countries an advantage.

My client is open to seeing applicants from a variety of stages in their careers. If you feel you fit the description well but your salary expectations fall outside the suggested range we would still love you hear from you and would be happy to consider your profile at the rate you are looking for

If you are interested in this role please apply below or contact me for more information

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