Senior Data Scientist – Insurance

Big Cloud is working with one of the world’s top household brands in the Insurance industry. The data science team create highly advanced risk models for some of the most interesting problems we face today and in the future – climate change, catastrophe management, cybercrime and the insurance behind changes in technology (autonomous vehicles for instance).

What will you do?

You will be a Senior Data Scientist, responsible for developing analytic tools and services that serve use-cases across the APAC region; how are crop yields affected in China with climate change? What major buildings are at risk of flood/fire damage in Malaysia? How can businesses prepare new risk models in light of technological changes?

  • Meet with business teams to identify what groundbreaking analytics services can be developed; understand the impact and deliver against strategic objectives.
  • Use state-of-the-art data science platforms and tools to implement advanced analytics projects across the region.
  • Promote knowledge, skills and services through compelling presentations internally and externally.
  • Stay abreast of the latest analytics topics, techniques and technologies, continuously learning and thinking about how these could be incorporated into the business.

What do you need?

  • PhD with a minimum of two years’ commercial experience.
  • or Masters with more than 3 years of experience in data science. The degree should be in a quantitative field.
  • Prior experience in insurance/finance/financial services is preferred. We will also consider people who have worked at consultancies with experience in these domains.
  • Solid and in-depth theoretical understanding of machine learning (random forests, bagging, boosting, decision trees, etc).
  • Proven track record of data science delivery – able to explain the impact they had (generating revenue or saving time for example).
  • Experience in working with large and unstructured data (e.g. text or image)
  • Working knowledge of cloud-based platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP or relevant).
  • Expert knowledge with Python / R / PySpark. Experience in front-end development and visualisation is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills. Able to talk with other data professionals, as well as leaders from other departments.
  • Keen to travel across the APAC region.

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Country: SG

City: Singapore

Contract: Permanent

Type: Data Science

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