Senior Machine Learning Engineer, UnderwriteMe

£100-120k

Day rate contract £650-£800 range

Docker
Kubernetes
Python
Senior and Expert level
London

1+ day a week in office

UnderwriteMe

Building software products for the life insurance market

Job no longer available

UnderwriteMe

Building software products for the life insurance market

101-200 employees

FintechB2BMachine LearningSaaSProduct

Job no longer available

£100-120k

Day rate contract £650-£800 range

Docker
Kubernetes
Python
Senior and Expert level
London

1+ day a week in office

101-200 employees

FintechB2BMachine LearningSaaSProduct

Company mission

Using tech to ensure everyone who wants life insurance can access it.

Company mission

Using tech to ensure everyone who wants life insurance can access it.

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back within 2 weeks

19% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

Sam Franklin headshot

Sam Franklin

CEO of Otta

UnderwriteMe was founded in 2012 to shake up the UK insurance sector. At the time, life insurance underwriting was an inefficient process typified by a fractured market, slow processes, and non-standardised evidence. UnderwriteMe released its Underwriting Engine which untangled and greatly accelerated the process, allowing it to grow to become the leading provider of insurance tech products across Europe, Asia, and North America.

As a tech-first company, UnderwriteMe has continued to develop its product, innovating to remain at the forefront of the insurance tech sector. It has moved into AI, with its Text Mining Lab that uses natural language processing to read unstructured medical reports and automatically convert them into usable data. It has also formed major strategic partnerships to improve the product, one example being with United Healthcare Group, allowing medical screening requests to be sent electronically. This further shortens the underwriting decision-making process for users of the platform.

Its focus on innovation and strategic partnerships has yielded success, generating significant buzz in the insurance sector and more than 50% year-on-year growth. Moving ahead it will continue to develop its product, doubling down on AI-augmented decision-making tools to further increase the efficiency of the underwriting process.

Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Programme - Providing employees with third-party advice on a variety of topics including mental health
  • Life Assurance - The Company provides a lump sum benefit payment, 9x salary
  • Group Income Protection - The aim is to provide an income to employees if they are unable to work long-term, as a result of an illness or injury. 75% of basic salary
  • Private Medical Insurance - Provided for all employees via Bupa Healthcare
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme - Up to 15%. The Company offers a group stakeholder pension to aid employees in planning for their future
  • Money towards remote setup - £350 for you to be set up and comfortable working remotely
  • Subsidised Gym Membership - The company subsidises memberships to any gym of employees' choice
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity scheme
  • Bonus Scheme - based on individual and company performance
  • 30 days a year working remotely - The opportunity to work abroad or from your home country (for those who may have moved country). This can be broken up through the year
  • 24/7 GP Consultation - Through the Employee Assistance Programme, WeCare, employees and their families have access to a UK-based GP anytime it's needed
  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme - Enables employees to purchase cycling equipment tax-free by paying for it in installments through salary sacrifice deductions
  • 25 days holiday plus company closure for wellbeing days (4x extra days off in 2023)

Company values

  • Ethical & Trustworthy: We always do the right thing, even if it’s hard – by our people, our clients and our community
  • Brave: We start with the problem, not the solution – we experiment and innovate. We seek and welcome feedback – it’s how we grow
  • Resilient: Wellbeing comes first – we look out for and after each other. We fail together, we learn together, we succeed together
  • Accountable: We focus on impact over activity. We measure what matters – we measure the right thing, not everything
  • Inclusive & Collaborative: We help each other solve problems – good ideas can come from anyone and anywhere. Everyone can be themselves and is valued here

Founders

James Tait

(CEO, not founder)

Was a Non-Executive Director at UnderwriteMe before stepping up to the CEO position in 2020. Before that was Head of Protection, Europe for UnderwriteMe's parent company, Pacific Life Re.

Diversity & Inclusion at UnderwriteMe

Nana (Gyasi)

  • Fostering cultural awareness in our organisation
  • Enhancing the diversity within our Underwrite Me team
  • Reviving our learning curriculum to enhance DE&I knowledge
  • Building on our existing affinity groups and DE&I initiatives
  • Optimising our hiring practices and removing bias

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