Senior Consultant, Analytic Science

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Job Description

As a team member in the Finance and Internal Audit department at Nationwide, the opportunities are endless! You can grow and learn in diverse areas across many disciplines such as Advanced Analytics, Investments, Actuarial, Accounting, Risk Management, Critical Business Advisor and so much more. Let Nationwide help create your career journey!

Additional Job Description

Internal Compensation Grade: H5
Location: This position can be filled as Hybrid or Remote

In this role you will build and deploy predictive models to support Personal Lines class plan development. You will be responsible for assimilating a wide variety of data to analyze claim and policy histories to evaluate the expected future occurrence of indemnity payments, as well as for the assessment of external data including competitor pricing strategy to refine and improve our modeling approach. The models you construct will directly inform our pricing algorithms at a policy level. This role is primarily responsible for model development, and will collaborate with actuarial, product, and data & analytics partners.

To ensure our products meet performance goals, you will work closely with actuarial research partners to define data and model requirements, including evaluating data for suitability and considering different approaches for the modeling algorithm and model validation.

  • Experience with new and emerging technologies is highly desired (AWS/Amazon Sagemaker, Databricks etc.)
  • Demonstrated expertise in data science is prioritized for this role
  • FCAS/ACAS or CSPA and pricing experience (including familiarity with class plan structure and rate filing support) are preferred, however qualified non-actuary data scientists are encouraged to apply
  • Experience with property product and pricing

Job Description Summary

Do you have the desire to play a critical role in driving data-based business outcomes? At Nationwide, our Analytic Scientists are responsible for modeling complex problems, discovering insights and identifying business opportunities using scientific research methods, statistics, machine learning, and data visualization techniques. They participate in all phases of the analytic lifecycle, from research design, data collection and data processing to model building, deployment, and presentation of results. We value a dedication to lifelong learning and strong quantitative judgment. If you are a methodological generalist who is adept at applying your technical skill set to a wide range of business applications, we want to know more about you!

As a Senior Consultant, you'll work directly with business partners to define project scopes and build solutions. We’ll count on you to structure and lead large, complex analyses across one or more areas and effectively synthesize analytic results to improve business outcomes. You’ll build lasting relationships and help business leaders navigate complex, competing objectives. You’ll be a subject matter authority, in both analytical and business applications, and will communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences. Your proficiency with advanced statistical and machine learning techniques will help you direct the application of these techniques to solve complex problems.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads large projects of broad scope and business impact that involve the design, development, implementation, and monitoring of statistical and machine learning models.
  • Consults with business partners to understand, define, and deliver work that meets their needs and delivers timely results.
  • Effectively integrates internal and external research findings to generate hypotheses and help business partners make informed decisions.
  • Applies knowledge of advanced quantitative techniques to analyze any given data structure.
  • Builds predictive and explanatory models to generate impactful insights and practical solutions to business problems.
  • Crafts deliverables that provide clear and concise summaries of findings and recommendations using impactful storylines and data visualization geared to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Upholds a high standard for methodological rigor, sound statistical inference, and robust model validation.
  • Designs and guides the research and application of modeling methodology.
  • Collaborates with multiple departments or business functions to accomplish management goals, objectives, and tasks.

May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Typical Skills and Experiences:

Education: Preferred graduate studies in statistics, engineering, math, quantitative social science fields, or related areas. Proven experience building and deploying machine learning and/or statistical models or executing quantitative research studies may be considered in lieu of formal education.

  • Experience: Typically, seven or more years of related work experience in a relevant field.
  • Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
    Quantitative judgment: Proven experience building and deploying machine learning and/or statistical models. Research Methods: Knowledge of multiple quantitative research and analysis approaches and their tradeoffs. Programming ability: Python, R, SQL, or any other transferrable language (MATLAB, Java, etc.) Strong project management skills and the ability to handle multiple large projects simultaneously. Advanced written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate technical concepts to different level audiences with varying technical knowledge. Solicits and objectively considers input from appropriate sources. Considers implications of actions on other areas, people, and processes when making a decision. Passion, inquisitiveness, creativity, self-starters, and team builders.
  • Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.
  • Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the Vice President and HR Vice President.
  • Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values.

Job Conditions:

  • Overtime Eligibility: Exempt (Not Eligible)
  • Working Conditions: Normal office environment
  • ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.
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Company Info.


Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and affiliated companies is a group of large U.S. insurance and financial services companies based in Columbus, OH. The company also operates regional headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ; Des Moines, IA; San Antonio, TX; Gainesville, FL; Raleigh, NC; Sacramento, CA, and Westerville, OH. Nationwide currently has approximately 34,000 employees, and is ranked #73 in the 2019 Fortune 500 list.

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    One Nationwide Plaza, West Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio, USA
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