Senior Predictive Modeler - Predictive Analytics

Date Posted: Posted30+ days ago

Job Description

Job Purpose / Role
Our global Predictive Analytics team is seeking an experienced Predictive Modeler both to build and support other team members in developing strong data-driven pricing models for all Lines of Business across AGCS. This person will need to collaborate internationally with various stakeholders, both within Global Pricing and across other AGCS functions. Furthermore, this individual will support strategic AGCS projects, such as developing and driving data-driven approaches to portfolio management.
The Predictive Analytics team is part of the Global Pricing department at AGCS and is responsible for driving the use of Predictive Analytics within Pricing across AGCS globally. You will join an international department located across London, Munich, Bucharest, Chicago and New York.
Key Responsibilities In this role you will:
  • Build predictive pricing models across a variety of business lines at AGCS
  • Present and communicate modeling results and recommendations to internal stakeholders
  • Help to improve the overall technical analytics capabilities of the Predictive Analytics team
  • Drive the use of analytics to steer portfolios within AGCS by developing new approaches and successfully selling them to the business
  • Develop an expert knowledge of the company’s data and data systems
  • Function as a project lead, manage projects and mentor junior modelers

Key Requirements/Skills/Experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in building and implementing predictive models in the insurance industry, preferably for P&C commercial lines
  • Strong knowledge of P&C insurance and pricing techniques
  • Qualified P&C Actuary preferable
  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field desirable, preferably with significant emphasis on statistical modeling or machine learning, e.g. Statistics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Computer Science or a related field
  • Hands-on understanding of a wide range of classical and modern statistical and machine learning methods such as GLMs, decision trees, ensemble and regularization techniques etc. Experience with Bayesian approaches desirable
  • Experience building and validating models using statistical software (Python, R, Emblem, SAS etc.)
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with large data sets from a variety of sources, including both internal and external data.
  • Strong SQL programming skills required
  • Experience with version control tools such as GIT desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret data and modeling results, and to then communicate them to audiences with differing levels of technical understanding
  • Ability to express ideas and messages clearly, both written and verbally
  • Proven track record of training up others in predictive modelling related skills and programs
  • Skilled in project management
  • Organized, self-motivated, results-oriented, collaborative and very resourceful
  • Committed to personal development and passionate about continually learning new technical skills

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. Join us. Let’s care for tomorrow.
We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of the Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks.
Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses, and private individuals. Among them are not only the world’s largest consumer brands, tech companies and the global aviation and shipping industries, but also wineries, satellite operators and Hollywood film productions. They all look to AGCS for smart answers to their largest and most complex risks in a dynamic, multinational business environment and trust us to deliver an outstanding claims experience.
Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 32 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 200 countries and territories, employing over 4,300 people. As one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial ratings.
At AGCS UK we are not only impressive for our clients, but also for our employees as we offer the following generous benefits:
  • Flexible buy/sell holiday options
  • Bupa private medical insurance
  • Generous pension contributions
  • Enhanced paid maternity, paternity, shared parental leave
  • Sabbaticals
  • Flexible working options
  • Subsidized on-site massages
  • Employee stock purchase plan for Allianz shares
  • Education / study sponsorship
  • Global mobility within AGCS and the wider Allianz Group
…and many more individual flexible benefits to choose from. We pride ourselves on our approach to wellbeing and provide regular seminars, activities, and events devoted towards the overall health of our employees. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @AGCS_Insurance and LinkedIn.

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