Lead Azure Software Developer - (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)Location: FarehamThe opportunity:Are you passionate about helping business adopt data science and advanced analytics practices? Do you have experience working with analytics and data science teams to get their assets into production? If so, we are looking for you!The Predictive Analytics team is recruiting for a passionate Machine Learning Engineer or Developer to lead the adoption of our assets by the business. Our team comprises data scientists, business specialists, and statisticians who have successfully developed many assets. We are now embarking on the next stage of this journey to get these assets into live usage by the business.You will be responsible for leading this charge, helping the team design end-to-end solutions from development to deployment and testing, and ensuring best practice throughout. You will leverage our existing infrastructure within Microsoft Azure to deploy APIs, applications and more to serve our assets directly to the business, helping to bring data science, AI and advanced analytics to everyone at Zurich!This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.Key Responsibilities:Design end-to-end production solutions for assets developed by the data science/modelling team.Lead and advise on best-practice regarding production rising and deployment and maintenance of machine learning products developed by the team.Lead the testing and support of machine learning assets.Communicate with the business with regards to the value of your workWork with cloud architects, data engineers, and others to manage our infrastructure budgets and manage usage and costs to ensure the budget is spent efficiently.Lead on the governance of machine learning assets from development to deployment and beyond.Contribute to positive and supportive team culture.Your skills and experience:Strong experience using Microsoft Azure, particularly on best-practice regarding putting ML assets into production and maintaining them. Experience working specifically with API development in Azure is a bonus.Experience with using Databricks, particularly in Azure, to develop and deploy machine learning assets.Knowledge of Python, SQL, Scala and R.Proven experience in getting machine-learning assets into production, including UAT testing, and maintaining these assets once live.Detailed knowledge of best practice regarding the use of Azure DevOps and Git to ensure version and quality control when putting ML assets into productionExperience supporting data science and advanced analytics teams to get their assets into production.Passion for helping organisations and teams integrate machine learning and data science into common use throughout the business.Proven ability to communicate technical work to a non-technical audienceThe reward:As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes –12% pension25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering daysAnnual company bonusescontribution to medical coverDiscounted technology offersVirtual GP appointmentsDiscounted gym membership, Free flu jabDiscounted gadget insuranceAt Zurich, we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring. Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you may need.Who we are:With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries, we aspire to become the best global insurer as our shareholders, customers, and employees measure. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We, therefore, look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.Further information:At Zurich, we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.We have won numerous awards for our work on Diversity and Inclusion. We are also proud to be nominated for the 2020 Insurance Times award for Diversity and Inclusion. You can read about our awards on our website.So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.