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Data Scientist - Gen AI

11 May 2024

Helping over ten million people around the world manage their savings, retirement plans and life insurance requires a lot of people behind the scenes. It's up to us in L&G Group functions - which includes our tech and digital teams, Group Finance, HR, Risk and Corporate Affairs - to provide the essential support services that all areas of the business need, here in the UK and overseas. Simply put, we enable everyone at Legal & General to do what they do best. That means we're helping to improve our customers' lives and contributing to the success of the business every day.

Job Description

Group Data Science's Generative AI team are looking to hire a Data Scientist due to growth in demand on the function to contribute to the development and delivery of research driven generative AI solutions.

You will be partnering with Group Functions and the wider business to gather requirements from stakeholders to identify areas which could benefit from advanced AI solutions which are being developed from research papers to efficiency in a wide range of project areas.

Working end to end machine learning solutions you will contribute towards ongoing projects such as chatbot development, document summarisation and image generation, building products what can have an immediate impact on the initial requirements of the team you're working with, while identifying how they can be replicated in other areas across the business.

What you'll be doing:

  • Developing and delivering Generative AI solutions, working with a variety of data sources to better business strategy, enhance customer experience and create a competitive edge.

  • Developing and maintaining productive relationships with all stakeholders; communicating with stakeholders in a non-technical manner, providing advice, understanding and insight to improve the utilisation of Data Science within the organisation.

  • Identifying, sourcing and engineering data to support Generative AI activity. Ensuring data is of sufficient quality and conducting exploratory data analysis while utilising findings to prepare data for Generative AI activities.

  • Visualising model results, analytical outputs, and project deliverables to a high standard through the use of best practice.

  • Working with other data professionals and business stakeholders to automate and productionise Data Science solutions using appropriate code and automation tooling.

  • Ensuring all work is fully documented and quality assurance is undertaken (via peer review) to verify the accuracy of all deliverables.

  • Reading and implementing Generative AI research papers to understand applicability to solve practical business problems.


Who we're looking for:

  • Degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g. statistics, computing science, data science) or equivalent experience
  • Experience in dealing with high volumes of data with excellent attention to detail and reconciliation
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of Machine Learning and Generative AI techniques
  • Experience of performing data manipulation and transformation to create datasets for Generative AI activity
  • Automating analysis and applying model pipelines
  • Gathering requirements from stakeholders, managing expectations and guiding on approach
  • Working with a variety of datasets across different domains
  • Experience with coding languages for data manipulation, such as SQL
  • Experience with coding languages for Machine Learning model development such as Python
  • Practical experience of developing Machine Learning / Generative AI models in a commercial or advanced research context

Whatever your role, we reward performance and behaviour with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Here are some of the benefits we offer:

  • The opportunity to participate in our annual, performance-related bonus plan and valuable share schemes
  • Generous pension contribution
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical insurance (permanent employees only)
  • At least 25 days holiday, plus public holidays, 26 days after 2 years' service. There's also the option to buy and sell holiday
  • Competitive family leave
  • Participate in our electric car scheme, which offers employees the option to hire a brand-new electric car through tax efficient salary sacrifice
  • There are the many discounts we offer - both for our own products and at a range of high street stores and online
  • In 2023, some of our workspaces were redesigned. Our offices are great spaces to connect and collaborate and have your wellbeing at the heart

Additional Information

Legal & General is a leading financial services organisation, named Britain's Most Admired Company in 2023, for the second year running. Rated top in our sector and top for inspirational leadership, we have a strong heritage and an exciting future.

We're one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurers. Connecting to form a unique business model which drives value for our customers and society. And enabling our people to create impact through work that is meaningful and valued.

If you join us, you'll be part of a welcoming, inclusive culture, with opportunities to collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds, views, and experiences. Guided by leaders with integrity who care about your future and wellbeing. Empowered through initiatives which support people to develop their careers and excel.

We strive to be open, mindful, and inclusive, so are always willing to discussing flexible working arrangements and reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs. It doesn't matter if you don't meet every single criterion in this advert. Instead, think about what you excel at and what else you can bring in terms of strengths, potential and connection to our purpose.

If you're open to find out more, we'd love to hear from you.

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  • Job Reference: 1321910937-2
  • Date Posted: 11 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Legal & General
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application