PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The purpose of this job is to provide analyses of internal and external data sources in support of key business functions. The Data Scientist performs data analysis to support portfolio management and operations goals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides quantitative analysis for portfolio management decisions.
Drives insights into business performance optimization.
Improves workflows and business processes in assigned business units.
This role does not have supervisory responsibilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university preferred with a major or emphasis in Mathematics, Data, Computer Science or related field. Minimum 3 years of related technical experience and/or training required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Or Master’s degree plus one-year experience in related discipline. Insurance industry experience preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Demonstrated experience with statistical modeling techniques, especially generalized linear models, cluster analysis, latent class analysis, and factor analysis. Demonstrated experience and knowledge of machine learning techniques, including random forests, gradient boosted machines, extreme gradient boosting, and support vector machines.
Knowledge of and experience with contemporary model validation methods, including cross validation and nested cross validation. Knowledge of databases and database methodology; experience with SQL Server is a plus. NoSQL database experience is beneficial. Knowledge of data warehouse principles, data modeling, and other business intelligence architecture methods is desirable. Experience with contemporary reporting tools is desired.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with open source analytics platforms, such as Python and/or R. Working knowledge in analytic platforms such as Sagemaker, TensofFlow and Keras a plus. Process and model documentation using Markdown or other electronic means and experience using Git and GitLab are desired.
Office environment – no specific or unusual physical or environmental demands and employees are regularly required to sit, walk, stand, talk, and hear.
This position maps to the Individual Contributor level. Additional competencies required: None.
This position operates in an office environment and requires the frequent use of a computer, telephone, copier, and other standard office equipment.