Lead Data Scientist - Insurance

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Salary: US$150000 - US$250000 per annum + bonus
Job Type: Permanent
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Overall Responsibility:

  • Set strategy and assume a leadership role in a domain of expertise
  • Develop roadmaps for projects and services, data, and technology
  • Oversee operations of algorithm and system deployments
  • Partner with executive leadership to ensure alignment of data science initiatives and company strategy
  • Lead projects and research initiatives
  • Develop algorithms and predictive models, create prototype systems, visualizations, and web applications
  • Design and analyze experiments
  • Assemble data sets from disparate sources and analyze using appropriate quantitative methodologies, computational frameworks and systems
  • Disseminate findings to non-technical audiences through a variety of media, including interactive visualizations, reports and presentations
  • Mentor junior team members

Candidate Requirements:

  • Industry recognized expertise
  • 2+ years working with data and relevant computational frameworks and systems
  • 2+ years developing of probabilistic models and machine learning algorithms
  • Proficient level of understanding in the following areas and an expert in at least one: machine learning, probability and statistics (esp. Bayesian methods), natural language processing, operations research
  • Exceptional problem solving skills and willingness to learn new concepts, methods, and technologies
  • Expert in data analysis using R or Python (numpy, scipy, matplotlib, scikit-learn, pandas, etc.) programming languages
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS/Javascript, d3.js and web application frameworks (Flask, Django, Play!, etc.)
  • Knowledge of NoSQL systems, Hadoop/map-reduce, Spark, Hbase, etc.
  • Experience in database design and SQL
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • Outstanding communication skills (publication history a plus)

Education - M.S. or Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline (Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Physics, etc.) is required


  • Focus on the Customer: We understand our customers well and look for every opportunity to deliver an experience that is clear, easy, personal, human, empowering and trustworthy.
  • Act with Integrity: We deliver on our promises by being open, honest and humble and by adhering to the letter and spirit of applicable laws, rules, regulations and company policies.
  • Value People: We respect and learn from each others diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas. We engage and develop people to their greatest potential.
  • Work Collaboratively: We work together to achieve results by actively listening, seeking, understanding and creating solutions as a unified team driving toward one company, one culture, and one brand.
  • Achieve Results: We focus on winning by exceeding expectations and getting better everyone, every day.

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