Job Description

Data Engineer


Job ref: 2100074C

Closing date: 10/12/2021

Specialism: Data Science

Career area: Digital and data

Salary: Salary dependent on experience


The AXA Actuarial team are seeking a new Data Engineer to join the team. Our aim is to deliver the latest in Machine Learning on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform. By joining the Data Engineering team you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in the world of Python, Apache Spark, Data Bricks and Big Data on Azure. We're building a new Transformation team, so you’ll have a real opportunity to shape the way AXA Actuarial uses its new Data Lake.

As a Data Engineer you will be ingesting data from a variety of data sources from relational databases to unstructured data such as text documents. You'll use big data tools such as Apache Spark & Data Bricks on Azure to process, clean and enhance this data. You'll play a key part in defining and establishing data pipelines to produce reliable feature sets for our Actuarial Teams to build predictive models, as well support in various Reporting and Visualizations. There will be opportunities to work closely with the Actuarial Business team to help understand methodologies and to help enhance pipeline and model development. This is a new function at AXA on a new platform with opportunities to shape the way we use big data technologies & Azure Cloud Services to deliver business value.

What you'll be doing:

  • Design, build and deploy data systems, pipelines, applications for usage by the actuarial team.
  • Undertake maintenance of data pipeline.
  • Work closely with the business on everything including problem scoping, infrastructure provisioning, execution, deployment, maintenance.
  • Setup data management procedures and controls. Oversee execution and adherence to procedures and controls.
  • Consider the impact on customers of pricing actions and act to avoid any unfair treatment.
  • Support local team in producing reports for Data quality and Data Management for senior management.
  • Support development of suitable MI, Analysis Tools for Actuarial Team.
  • Support local stakeholders with communication and knowledge management strategy to educate and ultimately empower consumers of data on the governance policies and practices.
  • Collaborate with peers across business to deliver on the overarching data strategy and communicate the same through various medium.


  • Expert level understanding and experience of using Azure Data Lake.
  • Excellent hands on experience with Spark and other suitable Big Data Technologies.
  • Experience with Java, Python, Scala and other suitable programming languages.
  • Demonstrate building of web applications and services.
  • Role expected to be suitable for someone between 3 to 6 years of experience.
  • Ability to grasp challenges for business stakeholders and looking for their solutions
  • Demonstrate effective communication, influencing and strong relationship building skills, both within and outside the immediate team
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines whilst maintaining reliability and accuracy. Proven ability to plan and prioritise own work.
  • Experience of Data Visualization tools and a working knowledge of machine learning techniques would be advantageous.
  • Previous exposure to Insurance/ Financial Services would be beneficial, but is not required.

About AXA

With a presence in over 60 countries, and 165,000 employees serving the needs of 107 million customers, AXA is big.

But never too big to care for every single person who works here. So when you join us, we promise to put our collective might behind you and your career.

You’ll work in an open and supportive environment where you’ll be developed, challenged and encouraged to move around to achieve even bigger and better things – nationally and internationally. You’ll learn directly from senior leaders, from the best in our business. And you’ll enjoy real responsibility, really early on.

Every large company today talks about supporting diversity and inclusion. But at AXA UK, these values form an integral part of everything we do. For us, it’s about bringing together the best talent, helping people to realise their full potential by being 100% themselves at work and delivering outstanding service to everyone – regardless of difference.

Proud to be part of the AXA Group, a global insurance brand and a worldwide leader in financial services, AXA Insurance businesses employ over 5,500 in a network of offices across the UK. Our expert teams care for a huge range of customers, helping them protect their cars, homes and businesses against life’s uncertainties. Whether bought directly, through brokers or through a number of corporate partners, our market-leading products are trusted by millions.

What We Offer

One of the best things about joining AXA is our rewards package. At AXA UK, we’re appreciative of the people who work for us and our rewards package is reviewed regularly to reflect that. You can expect to receive:

  • Competitive annual salary
  • Annual company & performance-based bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme (up to 12% employer contributions)
  • Life Assurance (up to 10 x annual salary)
  • 28 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Opportunity to buy up to 5 extra days leave or sell up to 3 days leave
  • AXA employee discounts
  • Gym benefits

AXA is proud to support the needs of our employees and as such understands everyone has individual work and home life responsibilities. We’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role, should this be a requirement for you.

At AXA, we want to become one of the most inspiring companies to work for and to achieve this ambition, we need the best talent to come and work for us. We look for candidates with the right skills and values to join us and selection is based on a fair and equal process. We’re proud to be committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all backgrounds. As a financial services company, all successful candidates will be subject to preemployment checks, so we can ensure regulatory compliance.

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Rewards and Benefits

As well as a supportive and rewarding working culture, you'll enjoy a good holiday allowance and generous company pension scheme. Depending on your role you’ll have the opportunity to buy share options, a car allowance and private medical insurance. Note that benefits can vary according to the different part of AXA and the role itself.

Pay and Bonus

We carefully consider our pay levels and carry out a review each year so you are paid fairly for what you do. When AXA does well, we share in its success and all employees are eligible for a discretionary bonus payment each year, dependant on individual and company performance.

Pension and Life Cover

We want to help you actively plan for a financially healthy retirement, so we offer a Defined Contribution Pension Scheme. This means that we contribute to your pension fund depending on the amount you choose to pay in.


Work life balance is important. Our holiday entitlements start at a minimum of 22 days (plus bank holidays) dependent on the business area or the role, increasing up to 28 days (plus bank holidays) with length of service. Depending on which part of AXA you work in, there’s also flexibility to buy up to five additional days or sell up to three days, helping you to achieve the right balance for you.


We recognise and reward you when you demonstrate the behaviours that make AXA great.


Employees are also invited to take part in the annual share plan. Employees can buy shares and also be offered an interest free loan to purchase shares if they don’t want to purchase outright.

Additional benefits

Depending on your role, you may be entitled to additional benefits such as Private Medical Insurance, Company Car or Long Term Incentive Plans.

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