Big Data Scientist, Insurtech

Location: Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Date Posted: 08-27-2016
Our client is one of the largest insurance companies in Europe selling its services through traditional and digital channels which are rapidly growing. It has acquired a state of the art expertise in the latter, which enables it to successfully and rapidly expand in several countries.
 
In Canada, it is starting up a 100% digital P&C insurance company, with this objective:  
We want to create a truly disruptive insurance company that will resonate with the Canadian marketplace.  A trusted, simple and easy to understand insurance proposition. We use modern technology to support state of the art customer journeys. Our DNA as a mutual insurance company guides our offerings and leads us to developing lasting relationships with our customers. While we may be over 200 years old and have a long tradition of supporting families, individuals, farmers and many more with insurance products throughout Europe, we embrace the idea of creating a new kind of insurance company.  One that treats customers as owners.  And offers insurance coverage that is simple, transparent and affordable.  All delivered digitally.”'
 
The company is currently recruiting to form the team who will launch this new digital insurance company in Canada, designed to challenge how insurance is delivered in Canada. The goal is to grow to 200 employees within 5 years.

Join a Thriving Insurtech start up with Great people; Great salary; Great benefits and perks. 
 
Our client is an InsurTech startup looking for dynamic people who thrive on innovation and cutting edge technology.
This startup combines a powerful web user experience with state of the art analytics. The parent company is a billion dollar insurance firm which has been very successful in launching similar projects in Europe and is poised to take the Canadian market by storm. 
 
They're currently building their headcount locally in Toronto and looking for self-starting focused individuals to join an agile development startup culture.
They are looking for a Big Data Scientist to be a part of an Agile Scrum start up team, culture and organisation and help build it from the ground up.
 
You will:
-Work in partnership with the marketing and insurance operations to analyze big data and give advice on opportunities to take meaningful action on emerging data trends that are in line with the business plan and strategy.
-Be the architect and engineer of our analytical data and documents.
-Ensure that the experience and information provided to our clients is consistent and meaningful. Its work directly impacts our profitability and business/supplier relationships.
-Build the immediate and evolving architecture of the Canadian Analytics team
-Design and implement big data mining policy to uncover profitable market opportunities and cost efficiencies.
-Help inform pricing models.
-Request or run reports to gather data from insurers; review to ensure it is complete and accurate;provide analysis and/or prepare the data for advanced analysis
-Perform required analysis such as cost projections rate renewals, product design related analysis and insurer proposals
-Build data models for marketing and underwriting.
-Summarize data, analysis, key findings and recommendations in client ready format by working directly with team members to prepare these reports and presentations.
-Assist in special projects as required
 
You bring:
-University degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or related fields
-Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Big data position
-Excellent people management skills with the ability to coach and mentor staff
-Hands-on mentality
-Collaborative attitude
-Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
-Confident and robust Ability to work autonomously, with minimal direction.
-Ability to use initiative and create work required in the big data space
-Must be organized, ability to work to tight deadlines, under pressure and be flexible to change
-Ability to juggle many priorities, manage competing priorities and work to deadlines
-Knows or is extremely interested in new developments (digital, cloud, agile/scrum, big data).
-Wants to be part to a high tech insurance start up.
-Someone who believes trust is key for insurance
-Cultural and cooperative awareness is key to be successful in this role.
-Someone who knows how to establish a corporate culture.
-Client-centric, result-driven, entrepreneurial, creative, pro-active.
-Able to empower others. Ability to connect people and organizations.
-Multidisciplinary thinking, team work and daring to not stick to traditional rules.
-Can solve problems, analytical sharp, good knowledge of content and details.
-Result driven
-Fluent English, speaking and writing.
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