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

The Allstate Corporation
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Job Description

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

Company Info.

The Allstate Corporation

The Allstate Corporation is an American insurance company, headquartered in Northfield Township, Illinois, near Northbrook since 1967. Founded in 1931 as part of Sears, Roebuck and Co., it was spun off in 1993. The company also has personal lines insurance operations in Canada. and with 2018 revenues of $39.8 billion it ranked 79th in the 2019 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

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