Current Vacancies

Senior Data Scientist

London, UK • Technology – Data & Analytics • Fixed Term Contract • Data Science
Here’s what you’ll be doing:
You’ll be an integral part of a team fostering a company-wide data-informed culture, and making sure that insight is aligned to our business outcomes and growing operations. 
You’ll also be joining a much broader, award winning international data team that is doing some really exciting things with the latest big data and analytics technologies.
Reporting into Josh (our Head of Advanced Analytics), who’s hands on and interested in pretty much everything technology. You’ll be joining a team that is highly collaborative and not afraid to share exciting ideas that we then bring to life.
This is a fixed term contract for 12 months

As one of our Senior Data Scientists, you’ll:

  • drive value to Simply Business (SB) through simplicity and a pragmatic approach to complex data initiatives  
  • lead the data-driven decision-making process, from data collection and analysis to implementation and monitoring of solutions
  • facilitate adoption of ML models through exceptional communication with stakeholders
  • work in an established MLOps team at SB there is significant opportunity to deploy end to end and will be actively encouraged
  • continually improve through active learning and development highlighting opportunities for SB to stay at the forefront of commercialised Data Science
  • mentor and support members of the Data Science team, we want you to help build the momentum and quality of our team!

We’re looking for someone who is:

  • experienced in Data Science as a Data Scientist/ML Engineer or Hybrid
  • excellent in programming in python with other OOP languages a plus
  • experienced in common modelling processes, packages and algorithms
  • capable of developing process, ML Ops, CI/CD and deployment preferably in AWS/GCP/DBX
  • experienced in leading ML projects from concept to production
  • able to producing High levels of storytelling, presentation and communication skills – able to use a variety of data visualisation techniques to easily explain the results of your analysis to a non-technical audience
  • knowledgeable in GenAI, NLP and other Deep Learning techniques a plus
(We know it’s tough, but please try to avoid the ​​confidence gap​.​​ You don’t have to match all the bullet points above to be considered for this role.)
We encourage people of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive, supportive place for you to be you and do your very best work.
Ready to build the future of Simply Business with our Data Science team? Apply today.
About Simply Business
We insure small businesses and enable big dreams – not just for our customers, but for our people and communities too. With over 900,000 active insurance policies, we protect builders, bakers, landlords and more than 1,000 other trades.
We’re a technology company as well as one that sells insurance. That means we build, we fail, we learn and we improve. We’re a B Corp too, which recognises our strong track record of having a positive impact on people, society and the environment.
Why not check out our advert on YouTube: Simply Business TV advert 2022: You name it.  We insure it.
What are the benefits?
•ㅤwork-life balance – we support every team member in maintaining a manageable workload
•ㅤhybrid working – you have the flexibility to work remotely and connect with your colleagues in one of our hubs
•ㅤmental health and wellbeing – we give you access to tools and counselling to support your mental health
•ㅤflexible parental leave – we understand how important this time is, that’s why we offer six months full pay to the primary caregiver and four months full pay if you’re the secondary caregiver
•ㅤpaid sabbatical – as a thank you to our long-serving employees, we offer a two-week sabbatical when you’ve been here for five years. And four weeks off for those who’ve been with us for 10,15, and 20 years
•ㅤlife event leave – you can get an extra days leave every two years for those big moments in your life like moving house, welcoming a new pet, or your birthday
•ㅤa dedicated learning platform – our platform helps you develop on your personal and professional goals, including management and leadership programmes
We also make sure you’re compensated fairly
•ㅤcompetitive salary – we aim to offer a fair salary based on your experience and the market we’re in from day one
•ㅤannual bonus – the potential to earn a bonus based on business performance
•ㅤpension – we’ll match what you put into your pension up to five per cent
•ㅤprivate medical insurance – you’ll get medical insurance through BUPA that covers any pre-existing medical conditions as a core benefit
•ㅤhealth cash plan – we reimburse your everyday medical expenses
•ㅤholiday entitlement – 25 days leave, plus bank holidays (and you can also use your flexible benefits to get up to five more days)
•ㅤlife assurance – pass on a tax-free sum that’s four times your basic salary (core benefit). With the option to increase it to ten times through our flexible benefit scheme
•ㅤsalary sacrifice car scheme – option to buy a brand new, fully insured and maintained car for a convenient fixed monthly amount taken from your gross salary (after 6 months service)
•ㅤflexible benefits scheme – everyone gets an allocated allowance to use each year on things like critical illness cover, dental insurance, travel insurance, a gym membership, and up to five days extra holiday
Ready to join us and drive our success as a high-performing team? Apply today.

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