Application Developer - Risk Modelling

Full Time | London, ENGLAND | 3 months

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About the role

We are strengthening our technology capability within PwC’s UK Actuarial Services practice and are looking for ambitious application developers with an analytical background and experience of business partnering to join us on the journey.

The role will be part of a team focused on developing repeatable solutions to address our clients’ problems, translating requests from either client facing teams or clients directly into analytical and automated solutions that will increase insight, improve efficiency and create a more controlled environment. You will deliver these solutions using a range of large, complex datasets and tools such as R, SAS and Python and will have significant experience of the end to end development cycle of solutions.

About our team

The PwC Actuarial Services practice has offices in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol and Mumbai. Our consultants focus on insurance, investment, banking and corporate clients, led by a fifteen strong partner team. This makes us the largest actuarial practice within the large accounting firms. We are keen advocates of using technology to efficiently deliver market leading solutions for our clients and are looking to recruit people who have the skills and experience to support this.

Who we're looking for

We are looking for self-motivated individuals with experience of developing automated solutions for analytical teams from end-to-end. This includes having a deep understanding of cloud technology (Azure), developing complex or machine learning models in R or Python and experience developing user interfaces for clients to access and tailor solutions (e.g. using R Shiny). The successful applicant will have hands on knowledge of this development cycle and a keen interest in developing new and exciting tools that can be used by or clients, either hosted on PwC’s infrastructure or with the client directly. Experience of heavily regulated markets such as financial services is also beneficial along with strong communication skills.


  • Proficient in the development and deployment of cloud-based technologies working with subject matter experts in an agile way

  • Demonstrable experience of developing tangible solutions, including user interfaces, that have been embedded into businesses

  • Experience managing teams of people and prioritising deliverables under tight timescales

  • Strong coding knowledge (Python and/or R) and preferably strong experience in developing solutions in R Shiny

  • Experience with visualisation products such as Tableau and Qlikview

  • A technical background in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Data Analytics or similar

  • Advanced MS Office skills in particular MS Powerpoint and MS Excel

  • Excellent time management, client handling and development skills, including interpersonal sensitivity and influencing skills

  • Good oral, listening and written communication skills

  • Be flexible and have the ability to multitask effectively


  • Ability to gain a UK Government Security Clearance

  • Experience in SQL/SAS/R/Python and R shiny

  • Experience in Financial services working with analytical teams to deliver automated solutions

  • Experience working with Actuaries.


Risk Assurance

We’re a leading provider of trust in the digital world - in the eyes of our people, our clients and our stakeholders. Today's business environment is different. More complex. More connected. Companies not only face new and unknown risks, but also new and untapped opportunities. Our team is at the forefront of this change, join us to be a part of transforming how risk is perceived and capitalised on.

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The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

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