Willis Towers Watson Data Engineer in London, United Kingdom

Data Engineer

Date Posted: April 10, 2018


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We are searching for a Data Engineer with a passion for creating and managing innovative data assets to join our analytical team.

Our analytical team are experienced data scientists and actuaries who help our MGAs to evaluate, price and manage their risks & business operations. Our analyses and models are based on a wide variety of data sources: proprietary claims experience, market indexes, company financial performance, public open data and novel sensor streams. Typical data sources have low velocity & volume, high variety and high priority on the veracity & value: we’re looking for someone to bring a rigorous approach & deep understanding to data curation.

The Role

  • We are looking for an experienced data engineer to help acquire, create and manage innovative data assets for the team. These assets will draw from various sources – internal and external systems, flat files, databases, external APIs and so on

  • You will manage the pipelining (collection, storage, access), engineering (cleansing, feature creation / selection) and understanding (documentation, exploration) of this data

  • As a new venture we have very little technical debt, so you will also have an opportunity to help shape our frameworks and methodologies

  • Support the team in stakeholder engagement and reporting

The Requirements

  • Minimum of a degree in a quantitative subject, ideally containing computer science, software engineering, databases, or machine learning modules

  • Demonstrated experience working as a data engineer or software engineer with a focus on data, ideally in the financial services industries

  • Strong grounding in Python, SQL and Bash scripting, particularly for accessing and wrangling data from different sources

  • The ability to design, implement and use effective database structures and datacube structures to ensure data is organised effectively and ready for downstream reporting and analysis

  • The ability to collect raw data, transform, manipulate, combine and understand it, describe it creatively and prepare it for further analysis

  • The ability to understand the pitfalls in different data sources and to perform necessary provenance and lineage checks, and implement data quality validation and testing

  • A passion for quality software coding, data and analytics and some knowledge of statistics

  • Experience working in a structured environment and desire for good documentation, exceptional delivery, effective organisation, and high-quality communication with team and customers

The Business

WTW has made a substantial investment in Underwriting and Capital Management (UCM), whose business is to support and build market leading underwriting platforms, differentiated by the application of technology, data, advanced analytics and modelling. There is legal, reporting, physical location, IT and brand independence from WTW.

UCM comprises a select group of speciality & commercial lines Managing General Agents (MGAs) in the UK and USA, with an operational and analytical backbone. UCM combines these expert underwriters with seasoned advisors, and strong technology and data science teams to deliver a unique market proposition.

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com at https://www.willistowerswatson.com/

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

Willis Towers Watson believes that effectively managing a diverse workforce is vital to our business strategy. We have an obligation to our organization, ourselves and our clients to hire and develop the best people we can find. We will continually review our policies and practices to ensure that all areas of the employment process (including recruiting, hiring, work assignments, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, company-sponsored development programs and overall workplace experience) are free from discriminatory practices. We are committed to equal employment opportunities at Willis Towers Watson.

Unsolicited Contact: Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Willis Towers Watson are considered property of Willis Towers Watson and are not subject to payment of agency fees. In order to be an authorized Recruitment Agency/Search Firm for Willis Towers Watson, any such agency must have an existing formal written agreement signed by an authorized Willis Towers Watson recruiter and an active working relationship with the organization. Resumes must be submitted according to our candidate submission process, which includes being actively engaged on the particular search. Likewise, for our authorized Recruitment Agencies/Search Firms, if the candidate submission process is not followed, no agency fees will be paid by Willis Towers Watson. Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer.


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  • Location:London, England, GB

  • Date Posted:April 10, 2018