Data Scientist

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Data Scientist

Salary: Up to £35,000


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An exciting opportunity has arisen in our high-profile data science team. We are looking for a Data Scientist to help craft the future of Commercial Lines insurance at Aviva through innovative data science.


The insurance industry is evolving in an age of rapid technological development and as an organisation Aviva are investing in data science and pioneering analytics as a distinctive capability. The UK team is recognised as a centre of excellence in our Global Data Science Practice – providing new data-driven insights that strengthen decision making across the Aviva Group.


A bit about the job:


The role will specially focus on developing solutions to transform performance and efficiency of our Commercial Lines business by automating processes and developing decision support tools. You will be looking for creative and innovative ways we can utilise our extensive data assets together with the latest programming techniques to help digitise, automate, and simplify the business.


You will also bring your solutions to life by embedding them into existing and new end user applications and contributing to the full rollout, working closely with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. This is a truly unique role where you will be integral to projects from start to finish.


As part of a team, you will be encouraged to actively collaborate and knowledge share helping to push solutions forward as well as develop both yourself and others.

You will be a proficient statistical programmer but have the ability to communicate and translate to a non-technical business audience. Experience of leveraging data science techniques to solve business problems would be beneficial.


Skills and experience we’re looking for:

  • Solid programming language experience such as Python, R, SQL or similar.
  • Analytical mindset and creative thinker/problem solver.
  • Organised self-starter, with drive and commitment.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to present to non-technical audiences.
  • Experience of delivering through a project lifecycle is ideal.


Aviva operates a “smart working” policy meaning that we spend approximately half of our time working in an office, with this role based in Norwich.


What you’ll get for this role:


Our purpose – with you today, for a better tomorrow – is a promise we make to our colleagues too. And one of the ways we live up to that promise is by investing in you. We have so much to offer when it comes to being an Aviva colleague.

  • Salary Cira £35,000 (location, skills, experience, and qualifications).
  • Bonus opportunity of 8% of annual salary (actual amount depends on your performance and Aviva’s).
  • Generous pension scheme – Aviva will contribute up to 14%, depending on what you put in.
  • 29 days holiday plus bank holidays, and you can choose to buy or sell up to 5 days.
  • Make your money go further – Up to 40% discount on Aviva products, and other retailer discounts.
  • Up to £1,200 of free Aviva shares per year through our Matching Share Plan and share in the success of Aviva with our Save As You Earn scheme.
  • Brilliantly supportive policies including parental and carer’s leave.
  • Flexible benefits to suit you, including sustainability options such as cycle to work.
  • Make a difference, be part of our Aviva Communities and use your 3 paid volunteering days to help others.
  • We take your wellbeing seriously with lots of support and tools.


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Aviva is for everyone:


We are inclusive and welcome everyone – we want applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.


Excited but not sure you tick every box? Research tells us that women, particularly, feel this way.  So, regardless of gender, why not apply. And if you’re in a job share just apply as a pair.


We flex locations, hours and working patterns to suit our customers, business, and you. Most of our people are smart working –spending around 50% of their time in our offices every week – combining the benefits of flexibility with time together with colleagues.


To find out more about working at Aviva take a look here


We interview every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you’ve applied, please send us an email stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll interview you.


We’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Sahra Abdulla a call on 07775 042 835 or send an email to

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