Senior Data Scientist - Sales Effectiveness (Remote - Home Based Worker)

Posted on May 6 Northbrook, IL 207 views

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

Department Description

Data Discovery and Decision Science (D3) is the research and analytics organization at Allstate.  We are solving some of today’s most complicated analytics problems, making the lives of our Allstate colleagues easier and more productive, and driving our mission to deliver perfect insurance solutions to our customers.  We are avid about learning and applying new tools and techniques to get the most value from our massive data resources.  As a Senior Data Scientist in D3, you will get 10% of your time to innovate, work on your own initiatives, learn, collaborate, and teach.  In partnership with technology and the business, we are incorporating analytics into every aspect of the enterprise.  We are deeply committed to developing ourselves and others as a path to success.

Job Summary

In this role, you will be responsible for helping Allstate’s sales team maximize every direct sales opportunity through your understanding of consumer value and producer sales effectiveness. You’ll accomplish this by leading the use of data to make decisions that improve business outcomes for the direct sales organization. This includes developing and managing new machine learning and predictive modeling algorithms and searching for and integrating new data that improves our results. You’ll be partnering with multiple areas, including Direct Sales, Marketing, Technology and Data Strategy to evangelize experimentation and integration of analytics that support the consumer to customer journey. As a senior member of the team, you’ll also play a role in the mentoring and support of new data scientists.This role is responsible for leading the use of data to make decisions. This includes: the development and management of new machine learning predictive modeling algorithms, the coding/development of tools that use machine learning/predictive modeling to make business decisions, searching for and integrating new data (both internal and external) that improves our modeling and machine learning results (and ultimately our decisions), and discovery of solutions to business problems that can be solved through the use of machine learning/predictive modeling. This role will also manage projects of medium complexity. The role will begin to provide some mentoring and development support to help develop new data scientists.

Key Responsibilities
  • Uses best practices to develop complex statistical, machine learning techniques to build models that address business needs and to improve the accuracy of our data and data-driven decisions
  • Reviews, evaluates and communicates appropriateness of modeling techniques and results to team, leadership and stakeholders to ensure these are well understood and incorporated into business processes. Develops and executes communication strategy, keeping stakeholders informed and finding opportunities to influence the direction of work.
  • Collaborates with the team and works on data and complex business problems in order to improve the effectiveness of business decisions and business results through designing, building, and partnering to implement machine learning/predictive models. Understands the business’ problems to identify the optimal modeling approach.  
  • Identifies languages and tools that can bring efficiencies or needed techniques to the team. With coaching can identify new areas of data, research and models that can solve business problems.
  • Utilizes effective project planning techniques to break down moderately complex and occasionally complex machine learning/predictive modeling and/or development projects into tasks and ensure deadlines are kept
  • Mentors and develops others
Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience 

•    Master’s or PhD
•    3 or more years of relevant experience 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

•    None 

Functional Skills

•    Experience in managing and manipulating large, complex datasets and ability to analyze and interpret moderate to complex concepts
•    Ability to provide written and oral interpretation of highly specialized terms and data, and ability to present this data to others with different levels of expertise 
•    Demonstrated Analytic Agility and ability to quickly learn and switch topics
•    Ability to use and learn a wide variety of tools and languages to achieve results 
•    Ability to code and develop prototypes in various languages 
•    Experience in using statistical modeling and/or machine learning techniques to build models that have driven company decision making 
•    Experience with advanced system programing
•    Experience working with Agile team
•    Knowledge of advanced machine learning techniques and libraries
•    Knowledge of full stack development

Compensation Data

The minimum salary for this position is $95,000.  The salary offered will be commensurate with experience.

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.


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