• Central London / West End
Vitality is an award winning, dynamic and vibrant financial services provider, with a ground-breaking vision for the future, where individuals are enabled to succeed and are rewarded and recognised for their contribution to our business.

Our CORE PURPOSE is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. From people to products and processes, we aspire to deliver on our purpose in everything we do.

Our VISION is to be the BEST health insurer in the UK

We are looking for talented individuals who are committed to living our values and delivering an award winning service to our customers.

Overall Job Purpose

We’re looking for a data scientist to work on innovative analytics across Vitality’s business, including health and wellness management, marketing, sales, customer service, and engagement, using data mining and machine learning techniques.

You will enjoy working with rich datasets, cutting edge technology, advance machine learning techniques, see your models used in real business applications and help shape new projects in an innovative company that helps people live healthier lives.


Develop and implement predictive models and optimization algorithms
Produce analytical work that is:

Customer focused (product design, health and wellness modelling, prospect identification, campaign analysis, cross- and up-sell identification, churn, and engagement modelling)
Finance focused (pricing, underwriting, fraud, profitability, and lifetime value modelling)

Discover trends, patterns and stories told by the data and present them to stakeholders
Leverage new open data sources and extract further value from existing company data
Produce creative data visualizations and intuitive graphics to present complex analytics
Leverage state-of-the-art data mining and machine learning algorithms to drive business value
Communicate analysis, findings and recommendations to various stakeholders and senior executives

Skills Required



Undergraduate degree in numerical subject


Masters or other advanced degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics, Engineering, Statistics, or other technical field



Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office tools
Experience accessing and analysing data using language/tools/databases such as SQL, R, Python, SAS, SPSS, etc.
Experience in applying statistical techniques and building predictive or other mathematical models


Previous insurance or financial services industry experience
Experience with data visualization tools
Experience using big data technologies

Skills & attributes

Highly analytical
Ability to multi-task and prioritise activities
The ability to communicate the results of analyses in a clear and effective manner
Passionate about machine learning and big data
Possesses both creative abilities and business knowledge
Results driven and self-motivated
Enthusiastic, curious and able to work autonomously or within teams

Working for Vitality, you'll experience an exciting mix of creativity and innovation, within a framework of challenging objectives and a passion for delivering the best. We think work should be fun and sociable, and we want our people to get the most out of every day.

Our people are chosen for their skills, knowledge, enthusiasm and attitude but above all, their belief that anything can be achieved.