Pricing Data Scientist

INSHUR | Brighton, United Kingdom
Flexible hours
Various work from home options
Dog friendly
Employment type
Full time

INSHUR are looking for a Pricing Data Scientist to join their team.

Are you keen to work somewhere that’s stimulating and friendly with countless opportunities for growth and plenty of freedom to make a real impact? This could be the place for you!

We are looking for a Pricing Data Scientist here at INSHUR, pre-pandemic based in Brighton, and currently 100% remote. You’ll be working on re-inventing insurance in exciting markets across multiple territories, including the UK, New York and Netherlands, and new European countries and US states as we expand.

Supported by (and reporting to) the Pricing Data Science Manager, you'll be joining a friendly team of four who believe in challenging the traditional ways of insurance. We aim to provide pricing solutions to create innovative insurance products.

What you'll do

As our Pricing Data Scientist you will be responsible for utilising the vast amount of internal and external data to develop a deep understanding of the business. This will empower you to select appropriate models and machine learning algorithms to make business decisions, leading to improvements in the loss ratio, increase revenue, increase volume, and increase efficiency around the business.

We don’t have a checklist of skills - our hiring process is much more around aptitude and passion so don’t worry if you’ve not used a particular tool or checked off all the skills and experience listed below.

That said, below is a guideline of skills for you to take a look at that we think would make you successful in this role.

We'd love to hear from you if you:

  • Have plenty of experience in working with data and building models using R or Python.
  • Have built a variety of statistical models with demonstrable commercial benefits, using techniques that include GLM, GBM, xGBoost, and k-means clustering.
  • Can communicate technical work to a non-technical audience.
  • Understand the value of data in a commercial environment.
  • Understand the commercial needs of internal and external stakeholders
  • Are passionate about data, modelling and analytics.

Your colleagues say you:

  • Are a subject expert matter with data.
  • Are inquisitive and innovative.
  • Will go the extra mile.
  • Are great at communicating.

What we offer

We provide a friendly and stimulating environment for everyone to grow, learn and thrive. Our working environment is a hybrid of remote and office-based operation and we encourage a flexible way of working to adapt to personal circumstances and individual and business needs. We aim to provide an agile and flexible base from which to grow and we are iterating as we go along.

Our budget for this role is £58,000-£65,000 and we will take into account your previous experience and location of work when agreeing on the final offer.

We offer all our employees stock options and we will pay into your pension monthly. We've also built a benefits package that invests in our employees’ long-term personal and professional growth and wellbeing. Here’s a sample of what this includes:

  • 30 days of holiday annually in addition to bank holidays
  • Private healthcare scheme for you and your family
  • Life Insurance
  • 13 weeks full pay parental leave regardless of your gender
  • Flexibility to choose your own place of work (UK only) and flexible working hours
  • Annual training allowance (no questions asked) and regular learning opportunities
  • Monthly flexible wellbeing allowance to help you stay healthy and productive

It goes without saying that we provide everyone with a laptop, monitor, top of the range kit and any software you need.

Where possible, we will cross-train and/or focus on what interests you, whether it’s taking on a professional qualification, or attending relevant seminars.

About Us

We are a global team of just under a hundred people currently based in the USA, UK, and the Netherlands, who value:

  • Inclusivity, open-mindedness and diversity
  • Freedom to make long-term, high-impact decisions
  • The delivery of great results and having fun doing it
  • The wellbeing of their teammates and the people around them

We are a well-funded business at the forefront of urban mobility and one of the fastest-growing and commercially proven Insurtech companies in the new insurance landscape. Working closely with globally recognised partners, we are on a mission to change the way customers buy and feel about insurance, for good.

Founded in 2016, INSHUR provides fully digital auto insurance for taxi, TLC, ride-share, private fleet and private hire drivers, enabling them to get from quote to full policy and driving in the shortest possible time by simply clicking a few buttons. Our products are currently live in the USA, UK and the Netherlands and we have exciting plans to expand to new territories and add new product lines in 2021.

We are based in beautiful Brighton - sea, chips and seagulls included, although we are currently working 100% remotely. Post-pandemic we will transition to a hybrid office and home-based model with travel to co-working spaces or the office for in-person meetings. The Pricing team meets in Brighton once a month and is usually in London once a week.

Equal opportunities

We believe that having a diverse team where everyone can be their authentic self is the key to our success. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply and we don't discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, marital status, disability or age. Our office, when open, is child-friendly, dog-friendly and fully wheelchair-accessible.

While this position is advertised as full-time, we are flexible on the specific arrangements for the right candidate and would be happy to discuss part-time, job-share or other flexible arrangements if required. Let us know in your application if you have accessibility requirements for your interview.

Flexible hours
Various work from home options
Dog friendly