Data Scientist

Wellington, Full Time

Are you great at what you do and looking for a change? Want to be part of a fast-growing company, where you can move fast, implement your ideas and quickly see the value of your work? Join Montoux!

We’re looking for data scientists to join our Wellington team. Data scientists at junior through to senior levels are encouraged to apply.

About Montoux

Montoux is the world’s fastest growing and most innovative actuarial technology company.  We’re transforming the insurance sector, with software that gives insurers radically improved insights into their products, pricing and market dynamics. Our customers include some of the world’s most prestigious life insurance brands in the New Zealand, Australia, Japan and the United States - and we are expanding.

We are looking for ambitious people who love solving problems, operating in a dynamic environment and being part of a supportive, high-performing team.

Montoux is a place where you can supercharge your career and your learning curve in a supportive, high-growth environment. People at Montoux have lots of opportunities to advance in their roles by taking on leadership, developing technical mastery, owning customer relationships and working internationally.

We also offer a fun and refreshing alternative to traditional corporate work environments. Montoux is a place where your talents and ideas will be truly valued and you will be able to move fast, implement your ideas and see your impact.

As a culture, we believe in putting people first. We’re a diverse group of people with different passions, but a common drive to give our customers the best results. We all love a challenge and get massive satisfaction from turning things that ‘too big, too hard or too complex’ into easy and elegant. We’re on an incredible journey and we enjoy the ride - both when it’s game on and when it’s time to recharge and enjoy life in Wellington. We’re flexible and we care more about results than how each person chooses to work.  

Montoux is based in Wellington, New Zealand, which sits at the heart of FinTech innovation and is one of the top smart-living and lifestyle cities in the world. In 2017, we added a New York office in 2017 to support out North American growth. We recently won a globally competitive insurance innovation award in Asia and completed an oversubscribed capital raising.


Our Data Scientist roles offer diversity, autonomy, responsibility and flexibility. Your responsibilities will include the following, calibrated to your level of experience and your strengths:

  • Driving development of standard processes to determine price sensitivity and optimization for our customers

  • Working collaboratively with the product/actuarial team and our customers to create solutions to help improve profitability and customer retention for our customers

  • Create clear stories and reports that solve problems for our customers

  • Help us to better fit diverse customer business models and datasets within Montoux’s applications

  • Investigate and trial data collection procedures and algorithms to include information that is relevant for building analytical systems

  • Help to plan and develop the machine learning aspects of our product offerings following a SCRUM product development framework

  • Occasional domestic or international travel to meet with customers

Your skills and experience

This is a great role for a person who is:

  • Excited to be part of a dynamic, fast-growing technology company

  • Driven by getting results and helping customers to succeed

  • Highly organized and seeks ownership and responsibility

  • Able to work independently

  • An effective communicator, both in person and in writing

We are interested in both senior and more junior applicants, with 2 or more years of work experience:

  • Proficiency in Python or R for data processing and analysis

  • Prior experience building predictive models in a data science role

  • Experience with sales forecasting or optimisation methods are a plus


We can offer you the opportunity to:

  • Accelerate your career in a supportive and caring environment

  • Be part of shaping a fast-growing, internationally successful, New Zealand technology company

  • Work in a modern and flexible environment

  • Market competitive salary

Please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter to Please specify whether you currently hold a visa to work in New Zealand.