Senior Data Scientist

Pricing And Data Science Department

Chill Insurance is currently on the lookout for a Senior Data Scientist.

This is a specialist role within the Pricing and Data Science team and reporting into the Transformation and Analytics Director.

This is an exciting senior role, working alongside technical and business experts, and pivotal to the delivery of Chill’s Pricing roadmap.

The successful candidate will be responsible for building best-in-class predictive statistical models as well as machine learning (ML) models and pipelines to drive the retail pricing agenda. They will take work alongside a team of data scientists and ML Engineers to drive our pricing agenda, executing an ambitious roadmap and take Chill’s analytical capability to the next level.

This is a technical/hands-on role, that would be especially suited to ambitious, quality-conscious experienced data-scientists, driven by the commercial impact of their work as well as best-practice implementation. The successful candidate will also have significant exposure to leaders across the organisation, and ability to collaborate and communicate effectively is a must.

About the Company

Chill Insurance is an online insurance intermediary regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. We are members of the Brokers Ireland and carry Professional Indemnity Insurance. We've been in business since 2007 (formerly and re-branded as Chill Insurance in May 2008.

Chill Insurance is Ireland's fastest growing insurance broker and to ensure we continue our upward trajectory we're looking for superb people to come and join our rapidly expanding team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and deploy predictive and ML models of conversion and retention (in Python, Emblem/Radar), as well as pricing optimisation models;
  • Manage pricing optimisation and predictive models to ensure their correct function and maintain/update/replace them as appropriate;
  • Proactively engage with stakeholders across the firm to interpret and understand business requirements for pricing and data science solutions;
  • Writing unit test to ensure pipelines are robust and continually evolving the testing strategy;
  • Upskill and collaborate with the wider pricing, data, tech and analytical communities in areas of best practice, coding standards, tooling and solution design;
  • Design and develop new ML pricing applications and techniques that will act as a meaningful competitive differentiator;
  • Ensure data governance and data policies are being adhered to, in the delivery of high quality analytics solutions and services.

Experience & Qualifications

  • University degree in a numerate subject (e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics);
  • Experience in driving commercial outcomes through the delivery of data science solutions on production environments with a robust route-to-live process;
  • Substantial knowledge of Python and libraries (e.g. scikit-learn, pandas, numpy);
  • Experience of Radar and Emblem is a plus
  • Excellent SQL skills, including high performance SQL queries
  • Strong knowledge of applied statistics skills, such as statistical testing, propensity matching, statistical modelling, classification, etc.;
  • Solid exposure to machine learning and open-source tools (model development & implementation in production);
  • Experience with AWS, MS Azure would be an advantage but not essential
  • Knowledge of the insurance industry would be an advantage but not essential
  • Knowledge of insurance pricing would be an advantage but not essential


  • Commercially-minded and driven by results. Able to adopt a proportional approach to problem solving, and prioritise competing priorities;
  • Innovative, ambitious and driven to make an impact through data, modelling and analytics;
  • Able to both work effectively as an individual contributor and as part of a team, collaborating and sharing knowledge with a diverse, highly-capable team;
  • Confident team-player, who wants to drive change by challenging the status-quo;
  • Exceptional analytical and numerical skills, quality-conscious and with acute attention to detail;
  • Proven ability at problem solving with an analytical approach, whilst appreciating commercial priorities and demands;
  • Ability to prioritise activities and multi-task, with drive to optimise the level and quality of service delivery;
  • Ability to build strong relationships with team members, business users and external key stakeholders;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively with senior stakeholders and management;
  • Self-motivated, with a clear ability to use own initiative and work to tight deadlines in a pressurised environment.

What can you expect from Chill?

  • Competitive Salary
  • Hybrid working model between remote and a very convenient and well-connected location in Sandyford Industrial Estate. A fun and modern office space with excellent facilities and unlimited tea and coffee.
  • Great staff sports & social events.
  • Employee Wellness initiatives
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Graduated holiday Leave entitlement linked to your service capped at 24 days annually

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