Job description

We didn’t create Bold Penguin because commercial insurance is broken. It isn’t. But as the world has gotten more connected and digitized, commercial insurance lags — creating a fragmented landscape where businesses, agents, and insurance companies struggle to interact in a smooth and easy way. That’s why we’ve built a highly efficient exchange that cuts the friction out of commercial insurance by connecting everyone to the right quote in record time.

Powering the world of insurance is no small feat, so we’ve built a team that's incredibly talented and passionate about our potential to upgrade the entire industry. As more and more companies, big and small, depend on our technology to operate in the commercial insurance space, we’ll need the best talent all around to support our growth. That’s why we’re looking at you (yes, you!) to make a bold move and join our adventure.

YOUR ROLE Bold Penguin is seeking a Staff Data Scientist who will be responsible for the end-to-end development of models using various modeling approaches ranging from statistical techniques, to machine learning and deep learning. This includes taking high-level business challenges, translating them into a concrete quantitative framework, and shepherding solutions from R&D into production.


  • Work with Data Analysts to understand business problems and break them into components suitable for data science.
  • Identify and design training data with Data Analyst and present the benchmarks of models for the Staff Data Scientist to review.
  • Work with data science tools, e.g. SageMaker, ML Flow, Tensorflow, Python, Spark, SQL, etc. to build data models to quickly iterate on research ideas.
  • Identify areas of improvement in models, methods and data and continually iterate and improve them.
  • Work with Data Analysts and Data Engineers to get models into production at light speed!


  • Hands on experience building and validating statistical and machine learning methods to real world problems.
  • Strong programming skills with experience using modern packages in Python, and platforms like SageMaker, TensorFlow & MLFlow.
  • Must have hands on experience in “best in class” Natural Language Processing libraries (BERT, Ulmfit, Spacy etc).
  • Must have a graduate degree in Mathematics, Science or Computer Science/Engineering.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Bonus points for Insurtech background or commercial insurance experience!Must have at least 6 years experience working as a data scientist working in a super fast, highly iterative and highly collaborative team
2022 BOLD BENEFITS include, but are not limited to:
Medical, Dental, and Vision
Disability and Life Benefits
401K with a company match
Employee Assistance Program (EAP with 9 free sessions)
Parental Leave
Unlimited Vacation for Applicable Roles & Paid Time Off for all
Expanded Holiday Schedule - All Bold Penguin employees will have 9 paid holidays going forward.
Gatherings on the Glacier: A social hour for fun only.
Zoom-Free Zones: Bold Penguin is providing you time to focus and not be on calls.
Bold Weekends: You have Optional Fridays on identified dates communicated between Memorial and Labor Day weekends.
Remote Culture. Moving to Columbus is not an option? No problem. We're happy to discuss remote work options. Here at Bold Penguin our remote employees are top of mind, and we have created an inclusive, engaging remote environment.
Choose-your-own gear. Whether you prefer Mac, PC, or Linux, one screen or three, we’ll set you up for success.
Stay connected to the Glacier. We slack. A lot. We also like to video conference regularly. We even have all- hands Waddles held Tuesday & Thursday 12:00 PM ET.
Penguin bling. Like swag themed after a certain Antarctic bird? Just. You. Wait.
Bold Penguin believes in inclusion. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, beak size, or inability to fly.
To learn more about our results-focused culture and employee-focused perks, read more on our careers page.

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