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Lead Data Scientist

City of London, London

£70000 - £85000 per annum

Permanent

Lead Data Scientist Central London £85,000

The Business

My client is a Londonbased startup providing realtime analytics & insurance pricing.

They focus primarily on ridehailing, vehicle sharing and delivery services and are disrupting the commercial insurance industry by providing solutions that support the sharing economy.

What kind of things will you be responsible for?

  • As an early member of the company you will play a key role in building out and defining the companys data science capability: providing input from key technology choices to hiring decisions
  • Ownership of the platforms context aware, realtime behavioural pricing engine
  • Creation of models to predict driving events and classify driving behaviours
  • Realtime anomaly detection models
  • Optimisation of underwriting risk models
  • A/B testing and validating hypotheses.

What skills will you need?

  • Very strong Python skills
  • Experience building productiongrade ML services
  • Excellent understanding of ML core theoretical concepts and applied statistics
  • Expertise in data science related python libraries eg: pandas, scikitlearn, Keras,TensorFlow, XGBoost

  • Experience in deploying models as APIs using python (eg Flask)
  • Solid understanding of building asynchronous and multithreaded apps
  • Experience working with RDBMSs via an ORM (eg SQLAlchemy)
  • Comfort working on the Command line
  • Deploying models in a CI pipeline

A great candidate would have experience with:

  • Scala and functional programming techniques
  • Apache Flink
  • Kafka
  • Dask
  • NoSQL databases (like Cassandra or HBase)
  • Modern data warehousing (Hive, Kylin or Presto)
  • Familiarity in working with Docker/Kubernetes
  • AWS frameworks (EC2, S3, EKS, EMR)
  • Know how to interact programmatically with AWS services using libraries such as boto and chalice for serverless functions.

Posted 16 days ago

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