Director II, Data Science

  • 36996
  • Non-Life - Data Science
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  • Illinois, United States
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  • Mar 11, 2020
  • Manage, coach and develop a team of up to six highly-skilled actuarial and data science staff.
  • Collaborate with other business partners to develop appropriate statistical approaches and tools that will drive strategic decision making related to reserving, trends and other challenging problems central to our business.
  • Understand the competitive marketplace, business issues, and data challenges in order to deliver actionable insights, recommendations and business processes.
  • Research, recommend, and implement new and/or alternative statistical and mathematical methodologies appropriate for the given model or analysis.
  • Supervise and perform highly complex, technical and creative predictive modeling projects.
  • Effectively communicate results, insights and recommendations in written, oral and presentation formats to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Regularly engage with data science and actuarial communities and lead cross-functional working groups.
  • Master’s Degree in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or any other quantitative field plus a minimum 7 years of applied business/non-academic experience preferred; OR Ph.D. plus a minimum of 4 years of experience preferred; OR Fellowship in the Casualty Actuarial Society designation required plus a minimum of 5 years of experience, or comparable actuarial education/designation combined with relevant experience.
  • Proficient in predictive analytics including real-world experience in model development, validation, and testing.
  • Experienced in the following: generalized linear models, survival models, random forests, clustering, and Bayesian approaches to data analysis.
  • Proficient with at least one language for data analysis, such as R, Python or SAS.
  • Proven ability to lead and drive projects and assignments to completion through others, and effectively engage talent.
  • Knowledge of insurance principles, underwriting and the various functions of an insurance organization, including Finance, Underwriting, Sales and Claims desirable.
  • Exceptional planning, analytical, decision-making, communication and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to exchange ideas and convey complex information clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to give effective presentations to and influence senior leaders and other groups.
  • Management experience is preferred.