Data Scientist

Competitive Salary

BGL Group

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As a Data Scientist at BGL Group, you’ll be working very close to the technical and commercial communities in the business. On the technical side you’ll be helping us shape our AI and Big Data Strategies; on the commercial side you will be solving known business problems, and by mining our data uncover new business opportunities. You’ll contribute to strategies and architect plans, developing new data products, utilising algorithms to provide actions or actionable insights – ultimately, you will use our data asset to tell stories.
For over 2 decades, we continue to keep the customer at the heart of everything that we do. We continue to embrace the latest, cutting edge technologies and analytical techniques to drive competitive advantage – and that’s not all. We think and act differently and need our Data Scientists to think the same.  
In BGL creativity and resilience are a fundamental part in delivering seamless, predictive analytical solutions to drive business value. Our data asset is huge and accessible, but key to its monetisation are machine learning skills, expert programming, creative thinking and working with our commercial teams. Example real time, predictive modelling solutions recently built are in the areas of fraud, debt, claims propensity risk and customer retention. Strategic projects have included sentiment analysis, natural language processing and cluster analysis.
What will you be responsible for as a Data Scientist?
  • Researching, developing and implementing predictive analytics solutions to support our strategic initiatives
  • Mining data for insight and understanding; feature engineering and building new data products that can be used to solve real business problems
  • Exploration, cleansing and visualising data, using leading tools and new technologies
  • Ensuring the teams have the right information with the right level of detail
  • Contributing to the wider Data team by sharing knowledge, ideas and findings
What will it take to be successful as a Data Scientist?
  • You will be naturally inquisitive and have a passion for everything data
  • You will see data science as a career and be up to date with industry trends
  • You can explain technical concepts to a non-technical audiences
  • You’ll have outstanding analytical skills and thrive on solving problems
  • You will have a strong background and experience in manipulating and monetizing data of various types: email, digital, demographic, transactional, sensor, structured, unstructured
  • You’ll have a degree in a science or social science subject
  • You’ll have strong skills in SQL, R, Python and MS Office
  • You’ll have a track record of building and implementing supervised and unsupervised machine learning models
  • You will have great stakeholder management, communication and softer skills
  • You won’t be afraid to admit failure and learn from it
We never stand still…
Founded in 1992, the BGL Group has grown significantly in size and capability. From 30 to 3,000 people globally we are a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services. Home to many brands including, Junction,, Beagle Street, Budget Insurance and Dial Direct. We’re trusted by more than 10 million customer in the UK alone - with this foundational success we continue to grow and invest in our people and their ideas.
We enjoy what we do and we have fun doing it.
We grow because we live and breathe our values…
AMBITIOUS. We’re obsessed with delivering for our customers. We’re relentless in driving exceptional standards. We act boldly and take personal accountability.

We are CREATIVE. We think differently and disrupt markets to benefit consumers. We use technology and data to innovate. We try new things, fail fast and apply our learning's.

We are AUTHENTIC. We’re open, transparent and build trust. We challenge positively. We enjoy what we do and have fun doing it.

We are UNITED. We’re one BGL. We respect, encourage and care for each other. We work, grow and win together.
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