Data Scientist / Predictive Analyst

  • Company: Farmers Insurance
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Posted: November 10, 2017
  • Reference ID: 170008SV

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Job Summary

  • This position is a true Data Scientist role
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of predictive analytics through the application of advanced statistical and analytical techniques in order to deliver data driven insights supporting business objectives.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop various programs including predictor and response variable programs.
  • Communicate models to audiences outside of department; coordinate with business leads to develop understanding, engagement, and branding.
  • Contribute to the development of new modeling techniques and procedures.
  • Continuously deepen knowledge of insurance industry practices across multiple disciplines.
  • Review programs to ensure they conform to quality standards.
  • Under general direction, use appropriate modeling techniques to address business needs. Contribute to the continuous improvement of the modeling process.
  • Support preparation of internal/external, structured/unstructured data sets to build/rebuild/refresh predictive models.
  • Predictive Modeling

Education Requirements

Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science Bachelor's degree. Master's degree preferred.

Experience Requirements
  • 5 years of experience AFTER Maters/PHD in related field
  • Advanced experience with programming and database tools such as Python, R, SQL, C++, Java and SAS.
  • 3 years post degree working experience and pervious job title/description should be data scientist which includes building predictive models.
  • Must have experience in a Data Scientist role, including predictive modeling experience (this experience is excluding internships and academic project )

Special Skill Requirement

  • Advanced understanding of statistical and predictive modeling techniques such as machine learning, Text Mining, decision trees, probability networks, association rules, clustering, regression, and neural networks and their application to business decisions.

Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

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