Data Scientist




East Sussex




Circa £60k

Role: Decision Scientist / Data Scientist

Position: Permanent

Location: Near Hastings

Salary: Circa £45k to £60k per annum + bonus, comprehensive benefits


The role is for an insurance company, looking to increase their Decision Science / Data Science team. you will be based from their office in East Sussex.


You will be working closely with commercial groups to develop analytical strategies and drive commercial performance. Decision Scientists (Data Scientists) are integral members of the team who are actively involved in developing predictive model based solutions and optimal decision algorithms for customer acquisition, retention and engagement. They develop strong commercial skills and learn advanced analysis, such as price optimization & predictive modelling while expanding knowledge of underwriting, claims and general insurance products.


  • Strong experience of programming, statistics, machine learning and conveying your analytical findings to decision makers

  • Use of at least one of these tools in a commercial setting: SAS, SPSS, R, SQL, Python, MatLab etc.

  • An outstanding academic record within a quantitative/scientific/mathematical subject

  • 2+ years of commercial work experience in data science, statistical modelling, quantitative analysis, or a related field


  • Develop propensity & severity models to predict customer behaviour and engagement

  • Create complex algorithms to optimize business outcomes and customer life-time value

  • Design experiments to assess competitive and customer behaviour

  • Analyse drivers of purchasing decisions and apply in pricing strategies

  • Participate in development of pricing of new products and propositions

  • Illustrate data/models and distil insights from complex analysis into clear presentations

  • Establish and monitor model governance standards.




Harry Craddock


+44 (0)1580 715 111