Data Scientist
Progressive Insurance  •  Mayfield Heights, Ohio  •  Posted: 10/13/2016


Data Scientist

Job Number: 139197

Join a place where innovation and creativity are a way of life- and love what you do.

Why Progressive? We're a company that doesn't stop until a job is finished, with a goal to consistently test our limits and exceed expectations. Also enjoy competitive compensation, a first-class benefits package and generous relocation assistance.


Sr. Data Scientist

As a member of the Claims Data Science team, you'll use machine learning and data transformation techniques to develop tools, analyses and applications that solve complex business problems. In some cases, you'll use languages like R or Python to employ techniques and algorithms like tree ensembles, neural nets, natural language processing and clustering to solve questions that we've had for years. In other cases, you'll try to answer questions that we really haven't asked before. The problems you'll have to solve are wide-ranging and will require a lot of different techniques, including some you'll probably have to research, learn or create. Final products could range from design of predictive models to more sophisticated visualizations and decision-support tools delivered through user facing applications you develop.

Education and/or experiences listed below are the minimum requirements for job entry.

-Bachelor's degree with quantitative focus in Econometrics, Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science or related field (e.g. Mathematics) and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in Statistical Modeling, Machine Learning and processing large volumes of structured and unstructured data.

-In lieu of a degree, a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in Statistical/Quantitative Modeling and/or Machine Learning tools and in using various database tools processing large volumes of structured and unstructured data.


Knowledge, skills/abilities listed below are the requirements needed to be proficient in the job.
-Passion for empirical research and answering hard questions with data
-Demonstrated skills in data mining, machine learning, programming, dynamic optimization
-Proficiency in at least one higher level programming language such as Python or R
-Proficiency in SQL

-Ability to communicate technical findings to a wide range of audiences
-Solid project management skills and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting tight and potentially changing deadlines in a high-paced and dynamic environment
-Strong problem solving skills, attention to detail and solid collaboration skills
-Ability to identify and learn applicable new tools and techniques
-Good written and verbal communication skills
-Ability to simplify complex ideas
-Ability to perform in an ambiguous environment and to work with multiple stakeholders from various business units


Preferred Skills: - Experience with tools like Hadoop, cloud computing, and Linux

- Experience developing web applications using popular frameworks such as Django, Node.JS, Angular and Bootstrap.


Progressive Offers:

* Gainshare bonus of up to 30% (Our annual Gainshare bonus program rewards employees based on the company's achievement of annual performance objectives)

* Flexible work arrangements, casual dress, and great corporate culture

* Ongoing training, tuition assistance and opportunities for career advancement

* Award winning, inclusive environment with Employee Resource Groups

* On-site clinical care and fitness center

* Employee discounts

* Medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits

* 401(k) plan

* Relocation assistance to Northeast Ohio available; learn more about all Cleveland has to offer.  


Progressive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Progressive generally does not sponsor foreign national candidates for work authorization except for positions that in Progressive's determination require highly specialized knowledge and for which candidate sponsorship is appropriate. Sponsorship is available for this position

Job: Business Analysis

Primary Location: United States-Ohio-Mayfield Heights

Schedule: Full-time

Employee Status: Regular

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Data Scientist
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Mayfield Heights, Ohio