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Pricing Data Engineer



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Here at British Gas we are proud to have one of the largest insurance businesses in Britain, providing cover to millions of customers for anything from a faulty boiler to flood damage.

Crucial to serving our customers is data. Information is our lifeblood, and British Gas has invested heavily in Big Data capabilities. It’s therefore a great time for a talented Insurance Data Analyst to join our Data Team to help us continually enrich and embed the strategic data asset we have been busy developing.

Based at our offices in Staines-upon-Thames, you will play an active role in maximising the reach and quality of our ambitious data enrichment activities and to provide the business with great insights through structured analytics using a mixture of well known tools and emerging ones.

The Role

Your job will entail using the coding tools at your disposal (e.g. SQL, R, HiveQL, Python, SAS) to proactively identify opportunities to embed new information into the insurance data model and to challenge the status quo by exploring different ways of analysing, presenting and visualising data to drive better business decision making and meet our growth aspirations.

To succeed, you’ll need to work very closely with your Data Team colleagues, the wider Insurance and Pricing communities, and our subject matter experts around the business, building solid relationships across the organisation. By mixing their experiences with your knowledge of the data and your data skills, you’ll have the opportunity to influence behaviour and decisions at all levels of the organisation, from engineers in the field up to our most senior executives.

The Person

We need an expert in data. Your data science skill set will be strong (a pre-requisite to enable you to hit the ground running on our brand new Hadoop platform), and we’re also very keen to speak to people who have experience in using market-leading visualisation software such as PowerBI.

Our ideal applicant will not just have well-honed technical expertise, but also be someone who can bring new ways of thinking into our organisation and to help translate complex analysis to less technical audiences. You’ll be able to prepare large datasets from multiple complex sources for analysis but also have the commercial know-how to really separate the key messages from background noise when it comes to the crunch, and to solve problems logically and pragmatically.

The perfect candidate won’t just be a skilled data analyst; they’ll need to be big on collaboration, flexibility, reliability and results, and have the drive to make a difference to the business through the pride they take in their work. As a large insurer, we are particularly keen to hear from those who have had experience of working in this industry on consumer lines products, but we remain very open to consider candidates who are outstanding in all other aspects of the role.

The successful post-holder will hold a BSc/MSc in a numerate discipline (Maths, Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, etc.) and experience of using SQL and other database/Big Data technologies to structure, transform and visualise data.

The Company

Competitive salary and benefits.

British Gas, part of the Centrica Group, supplies gas and electricity to UK residential and business customers, provides central heating and gas appliance installation and maintenance and low-carbon and energy efficient products and services.

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button. Please upload your cover letter and CV as one document.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

To request an update on this role, or if you have any problems uploading your CV please email jay.sobers@centrica.com typing ‘Update required: Pricing Data Engineer R9941516’ in the subject title.

Agencies: Centrica operate a preferred supplier arrangement, however if you wish to be considered at the next review session please submit a brief overview of your capability to PSL@centrica.com.