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Lead Data Scientist

Intermediate (3-6 years)


Technical Skills

  • Analytics
  • Apache Hadoop
  • API
  • Big Data
  • Business Strategy
  • Data Science
  • Data Warehousing
  • JavaScript
  • Machine Learning
  • Mathematics
  • Python
  • Quantitative Finance
  • RESTful
  • SAS (Statistical Software)
  • SQL
  • Statistics
  • Training
  • Underwriting

Job Description

Lead Data Scientist

Location: HONG KONG

As a Lead Data Scientist of the Life Business Unit of AXA Hong Kong you will take a vital role in the analytical strategy of the company. Our Underwriting & Pricing Data Science team focus on delivering Proof of Concepts that enables real business application using predictive models on massive data sets.

  • Work closely with the actuarial, underwriting, product and distribution teams to be the conduit between business strategy and data insights
  • Leverage the tools and AXA’s big data ecosystem to define pipeline of data transformation for analytical and business projects
  • Identify opportunities for applying machine learning techniques to deliver actionable insights and tangible business value from large-scale, multi-structured datasets
  • Have an end-to-end responsibility for exploratory data analysis, feature engineering, model training, validation and scoring
  • Collaborate with data warehouse and IT teams to ensure the developed models can be integrated into users environment
  • Communicate on advanced analytical projects with stakeholders at all levels


  • Graduate or advanced degree qualifications in quantitative related subjects (e.g. Statistics, Maths, Engineering, Actuarial, Quantitative Finance, etc)
  • Experience with machine learning techniques (Clustering, Regression & Classification; e.g. Spectral Clustering, Kmeans, Gradient Boosting, Random Forest…)
  • 3+ years of relevant working experience in data analytics field as statistician / analyst / data scientist
  • Proficient in Python & SQL. Knowledge of R, SAS is ideal though not essential
  • Comfortable with command line tools
  • Familiar with Hadoop and its tools (Impala, Hive, Hue, Spark, Oozie a plus)
  • Experience with Javascript framework such as Angular or React and with building RestFul API is a plus
  • Previous exposure to / knowledge of insurance industry will be an asset
Soft Skills:
  • Proactive with a can-do attitude
  • Scientific mindset
  • Curious to learn new data science approach, technical area and the insurance industry
  • Business Acumen
  • Team Spirit
Employment TypeFull-time
Career LevelIntermediate (3-6 years)
Education LevelMaster
AXAInsurance and Reinsurance

42/F., AXA Tower, Landmark East, 100 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong

directions_walk8 mins walk from Kwun Tong Station