Senior Data Scientist

Oslo
850000kr - 900000kr per annum

Senior Data Scientist

NOK 900 000

Oslo, Norway

Our client is one of the Nordic's largest insurance companies on the search of a Senior Data Scientist to act as a Subject Matter Expert within a well-established CRM and Insight team. This is a unique role for an experienced Data Scientist who has the pedagogic "gene", looking to contribute to an unprecedented data science effort within insurance.

THE COMPANY

This is for a company who've maintained a leading position in the Nordics for over a century. They've maintained their position as a leader by being first-movers to adapt to new technologies and development in their industry.

THE ROLE

As a Senior Data Scientist at this insurance company, you will be a subject matter expert for Data Science, and therefor play a major role in establishing and maintaining best practice. You will:

  • Lead AI and Statistics projects related to business initiatives
  • Evangelise methods and identify potential for data science in new business units, where data has not yet been fully leveraged
  • Mentor junior Data Scientists and act as a pedagogic resource within the team
  • Communicate efforts and methods with internal and external stakeholders (technical and non-technical)

HOW TO APPLY

In order to be considered for this position, express you interest through the link on this website. If you'd like to learn more about this company, or hear of similar roles - get in touch with Sabine Odfjell at Harnham.

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fluency in a Nordic Language is a must for this role, as you will need to interpret Norwegian Insurance policies
  • MSc or Higher in a numerical topic: Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Data Modelling eg.
  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring others
  • Ability to communicate complex problems to non-technical professionals
  • Recent experience programming in Python/R, with exposure to machine learning packages

KEYWORDS

Python, R, Cortana Analytics, AI, Artificial Intelligence, AWS, Cloud, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Spark, Scala, Pyspark, scikitlearn, management, algorithms, data science, Data scientist, Lead Data Scientist

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Oslo
850000kr - 900000kr per annum
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