Job Description

Claims Analytics Data Engineeer

  Bolton | Ipswich

Job ref: 210008XH

Closing date: 17/12/2021

Specialism: IT (including Digital) & Operations

Career area: Digital and data

Salary: Salary dependent on experience


The AXA Advanced claim analytics team is delivering the latest in predictive modelling & Machine Learning on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform to drive the AXA business forward as a 21st Century Data Driven organisation.

To help make these advanced models a reality & deliver business value we are recruiting a team of skilled & motivated Data Engineers. In Data Engineering we will ingest data from a huge variety of data sources ranging from fully structured relational databases to unstructured data from sources such as office or HTML documents.

We aspire to creating a well-structured, high quality Data Asset in Azure Data Lake from these sources which can be leveraged to add value right across the AXA organisation. As a member of Data Engineering you will have the opportunity to shape & influence the structure of this important asset as we build out our Data Lake.

We are looking for people who enjoy technology, are interested in data at scale. Wrangling data from many sources to combine & enrich raw data into high quality data sets ready for data analytics & data science teams to work with.


  • Scripting (e.g. Python, Bash, PowerShell, Scala) Python or Scala particularly desirable.
  • Experience with one of the object-oriented/object function scripting languages such as C++. Java, Python.
  • Experience building and optimizing data ingestion and processing pipelines.
  • Strong SQL\T-SQL development knowledge and experience working with one of the relational databases (e.g. SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL)
  • Good hands-on experience in Big data technologies like Spark, Hadoop. Etc.
  • Good understanding of ETL principles & exposure to at-least one of the ETL tools (SSIS, ADF, AWS Glue, Informatica, Talend)
  • Experience with data pipeline and workflow management tools: Nifi, Azkaban, Luigi, Airflow, etc. is highly desirable
  • Working experience in Azure stack (Azure SQL DB, Azure DevOps, Azure Databricks, Azure Data Factory) is highly desirable

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 of up to £50,000
  • Annual company & performance-based bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme (up to 12% employer contributions)
  • Life Assurance (up to 10 x annual salary)
  • 25 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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Apprenticeships at AXA


Apprenticeships at Axa

Why did you decide to do an apprenticeship?

I reached a point in my career where I guess I was looking for another challenge and some additional skills to enhance my performance at work. Christina Albert, Business Change Relationship Manager/ AXA PPP. 

What does your apprenticeship involve?

So far we’ve done two modules, in that time it’s been a mixture of online learning, webinars and also a couple of residential - here at Ashbridge as well, I found that there's a really good mix of content and learning. 

What do you enjoy most about your apprenticeship?

The things I’ve particularly liked is the way that I can apply it back to the work that I do. Working in Change actually the last two modules have given me a huge number of ideas about how we could embed digital more into our strategy, looking at operational backbones  but also looking at the ways that we can break down silos in our organisation. I’m actually working with some of our senior leaders now to present back on my findings to see how we can introduce some of these new techniques. Kaylee Peneycad, Change Manager / AXA PPP.

Would you recommend an apprenticeship to others?

I would recommend people consider this if it’s progressing through their career is what they are looking for, it certainly gives you some different lenses to look at situations that you face in the workplace. 

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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