Data Engineer

Who we are

Wrisk is reinventing insurance for today’s digital consumer. In the same way that fintech companies have disrupted the traditional banking sector, we are reimagining financial platforms for a whole new generation of people.

The result is Wrisk: flexible insurance that adapts to fit your life. Our mobile-first platform lets people interact with their insurance provider with the same ease, speed and transparency they get from their other services. As well as protecting all the different aspects of their life with one simple plan, customers can pay monthly, instantly make changes to their cover and bring all their disclosure, payment and claims information together in a single app.

And because we believe that the modern consumer deserves transparency, we have invented a unique Wrisk Score – like a credit score for personal risk – that helps people understand how, and more importantly why, their insurance is priced a certain way.

Now, with some big brand partners, we are bringing our unique customer experience and platform to market to change how insurance is bought, sold and managed.

The Role

Insurance is, at its heart, a data product. We are looking for a passionate data professional to join us to help extract value and insight from the data that we collect - to inform our business strategy, determine our pricing, provide data to our partners, help us improve our rapidly evolving product, and scale and automate our operations.

If you join us, you will be working alongside a small but highly skilled cross-functional team of software engineers, designers, insurance experts and finance professionals. We build our own core technology in-house and you will liaise closely with our technology teams to improve the way that data is collected and processed. You will also be instrumental in evolving our data and reporting architectures and making sure they are fit for purpose as we scale.

As a small start up, you will be working in an exciting, fast-paced environment, with the chance to be involved in many different aspects of the business as we challenge the status quo in insurance.

Responsibilities

● Develop, implement and maintain data processing systems, databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other elements of our data strategy
● Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems
● Develop and support ongoing reporting and MI
● Identify, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
● Work with colleagues and partners to prioritise business and information needs
● Identify, define and communicate new product and process improvement opportunities

Requirements
● Significant experience designing and implementing automated data processing systems, ideally using Extract, Load and Transform (ELT) strategies.
● Experience working in the AWS ecosystem, using AWS data services (such as Redshift, RDS, Lambda, EC2 etc).
● Experience designing data models for analytical querying, with familiarity with star schemas and other data warehousing techniques
● Strong knowledge of and experience with data processing languages and approaches (e.g. Python, SQL, Spark, DBT)
● Experience with setting up and maintaining reporting packages (e.g. Tableau, Looker)
● Exposure to event based data collection tools (e.g. Snowplow Analytics, Google Analytics, Segment.io)
● Highly numerate with strong technical skills and a hunger to learn even more
● Enthused by working in a fast-moving start-up environment
● Great communication skills, with the passion to dig in, analyse data, find opportunities and convince others to take action based on findings.
● Bachelors degree in Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Information Management or Statistics

Want to know more?

We would like from you: 

  • A link to learn more about you (your LinkedIn, CV, etc.)
  • If possible, a link to where we can see some of your work (GitHub, website, portfolio, etc.)
  • Three things you would change about this job posting (typos, new requirements... really anything!)

If you want to be part of the team but you don’t quite fit the bill, get in touch anyway. Wrisk is an actively inclusive organisation, and passion beats skills every time. 

To apply or ask any questions, just email us at work@wrisk.co.

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