Lead Data Scientist

  • Company: MetLife
  • Location: Cary, North Carolina
  • Posted: March 16, 2017
  • Reference ID: 48022-en_US

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary  



The Enterprise Center of Excellence in Analytics is a group of data scientists whose goal is to provide mathematically and statistically based insight to major decision-based processes at Metlife.  As a Lead Data Scientist, your job will be to lead advanced analytical efforts in project based work, delivering quality results in the fields of Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive analysis.  This work can include:

  • Error and Outlier analysis
  • Data imputation
  • Unstructured data/Contextual Analysis
  • Metric creation and evaluation
  • Regression and other predictive analytics
  • Time Series Forecasting
  • Optimization
  • Production builds of predictive analytics

Additionally, as an Enterprise data scientist, you will work to building collaboration across countries, creating best practices for common analytical projects, and delivering value across the globe.




  • Understand business needs and create well defined analytical engagements to drive value.
  • Lead analytics team on project work providing measurable ROI to the company.
  • Build best advanced analytics solutions around common business needs across the world.
  • Develop associate data scientist talent, creating increased capabilities for the team.
  • Build collaboration and awareness in global analytics community.


  • Masters or Doctorate in Quantitative Field (Physics, Math, Statistics, Operations Research, Engineering, etc.)
  • ≥ 3 years of experience as a data scientist/analytical consultant or similar delivery position (≥2 years for doctorate level)
  • Programming proficiency in at least one statistical tool language: SAS, SPSS, R, Python.  Preference towards at least one open and one closed source.
  • High proficiency in classical statistical and mathematical modeling methods required.
  • Proven proficiency in delivering technical results to key stakeholders.



At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.



MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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Requisition #: 48022 

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