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Senior Analyst Programmer

Churchill Court, BR1 1DP
Permanent
Full time
Ref:R-6460

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.

Commercial Lines is an increasingly meaningful part of Direct Line Group’s success story, making up £74m of DLG’s 2017 total operating profit of £611m. Going forward, there are ambitious plans to deliver further performance improvements via a pricing transformation program that entails using improved risk, geo and demand models, having an improved data infrastructure, and having access to an advanced suite of analytical tools.

We are looking for a Senior Analyst Programmer to join the team in Bromley on a full time permanent basis.

About the existing team:

The Commercial Data & MI team are currently involved in completing a pricing transformation program which has involved,

  • Bringing a new technology, Alteryx into DLG
  • Setting up a new SQL server platform
  • New reporting tool, Tableau.

This in time will replace the current silo'd and non GDPR compliant set up using SAS. The team compliment the other areas such as pricing, modelling and underwriting functions and form the cornerstone of MI delivery.  Each member of the team bring their own strengths and individuality to a demanding and enjoyable environment. The team is diverse, with members working in the UK and in India, with many years experience in General Insurance. This is and exciting time to join the Commercial Data & MI team as it provides a strong platform for learning and progression.

What we are looking for:

  • You will be educated to degree level from a numerical degree
  • Programming skills would be useful
  • Ideally you will have a background in SAS/Python
  • Insurance knowledge is desireable

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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