Senior Data Scientist

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Job Description

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals looking to build a career in the field of data science and analytics, to be a part of the data science team and work with amazing peer group that truly values data-driven decisions. GARC will deliver data driven decisions across all critical business functions such as customer engagement, distribution, underwriting, claims operations, risk management, products and tackle hard, open-ended problems.
The position is required to deliver on data science projects under the guidance of Data Scientists and Sr. Data Scientists. Superior problem-solving ability, curiosity, strong coding mindset and attention to detail are the key success factors. Associate Data Scientists are the future of our Analytics Community. We are looking for the smartest folks with insatiable curiosity.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with Lead Data Scientist to translate given business problem into analytical use-cases with defined outcomes
  • Collaborate with Data Scientists to develop, implement and test most appropriate algorithms for a given use-case; be able to review the work of data scientists and provide guidance
  • Translate statistical analysis to insights and recommendations and work with Data Engineers to automate / production Alize them
  • Ensure coding standards as well as designing standards to ensure reusability
  • Drive innovation by enhancing existing solutions and designing new ones
  • Build collaboration and awareness in the global analytics community

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Skill Set Required:

  • 5-8 years of experience in insurance analytics, data science or similar function
  • Expert-level proficiency in at least one statistical tool language (R, Python) with a strong preference towards Python with excellent debugging skills
  • Experience with Big Data platforms – Hadoop (Hive, Pig, Map Reduce, HQL)/Spark/H2O-Linux environment
  • Strong conceptual understanding of machine learning algorithms including linear regressions, classification algorithms, time series techniques, topic modeling etc.
  • Good written, oral communication with ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders
  • Basic to mid-level understanding of the insurance risk selection, underwriting practices and experience in analyzing the insurance portfolios is a plus
  • Mentoring skills are considered as a plus
  • Experience in Big Data technologies like Azure, AWS and advanced analytics concepts like Simulation, Deep Learning etc. are considered as a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field required; Masters or PHD preferred


  • 5-8 years of experience in insurance analytics, data science or similar function


MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

We are ranked #44 on the Fortune 500 list for 2019. In 2019, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies.

Company Info.


MetLife, Inc. is the holding corporation for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MLIC), better known as MetLife, and its affiliates. MetLife is among the largest global providers of insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs, with 90 million customers in over 60 countries. The firm was founded on March 24, 1868. MetLife ranked No. 43 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

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