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Graduate Projects Developer/Programmer

Churchill Court, BR1 1DP
Permanent
Full time
Ref:R-6271

Direct Line Group is an ambitious company employing thousands of people throughout the UK. We’re proud to be one of Britain's leading general insurers, offering millions of customers decades of experience and knowledge. In the history of modern insurance, there has never been a bigger time for change than now and we work hard to make sure our well known brands –Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, NIG and Green Flag are making insurance easier and better value for our customers. We know we can’t do this without our brilliant people who we reward for ideas and thinking as well as results because that’s how we can achieve amazing things – for our customers and for each other. Come work for the 3rd Best Big Companies to Work for in 2019.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Rating Delivery Project Developer to join our team in Bromley on a full time permanent basis.

You will support your team in providing an innovative and effective pricing rate delivery service for Direct Line Group with a focus on producing rating Models to be used in production for Commercial Lines business for our broker and direct brands.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build rating algorithms & underwriting rules to the required criteria in a new programming system
  • Deliver specific tasks and projects to given deadlines, providing insights, impacts, updates and recommendations
  • Identify opportunities for improvements to enable tasks to be performed in a more efficient manner. Challenge current processes appropriately with suggestions as to how these can be refined
  • Analyse and feedback on specifications
  • Engage with other teams including testing, underwriters, product owners, third party developers and pricing analysts to ensure the Commercial rating strategy is supported.
  • Communicate to other areas of DLG to improve knowledge share and understand impacts of your work across the wider business. Ensure learnings are effectively communicated across the team
  • Develop knowledge of pricing and underwriting systems and processes; develop your business, market knowledge and awareness of relevant industry issues which impact your area & incorporate in the work that you do
  • Develop yourself in order to maximise your personal contribution to the team and identify opportunities to gain additional skills, including through secondments and/or rotations
  • Identify, own and manage the risks involved in running our business appropriately to this role, in line with the company risk framework. Communicate to peers and team managers in a timely manner where you have discovered price, model or data issues and suggest appropriate remedial actions
  • Ensure compliance with core DLG Policies, statutory and regulatory requirements, governance controls (including all relevant risk minimum standards) and timely completion of risk and audit actions, ensuring reputational risk is minimised
  • Reinforce the culture and core values of DLG through appropriate behaviours and actions

Key Competencies/skills

  • You will exhibit good communication skills and be able to demonstrate personal effectiveness
  • You will be a team player but also be able to use your own initiativ
  • Basic knowledge of programming languages and software
  • Degrees which relate to Maths/Computing and programming are desirable if no work experience in the programming.

Hours : Monday - Friday, 35 hours per week

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts - a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.


Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation's best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.

Life at Direct Line Group

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