Data Scientist /Statistical Modeler
Progressive Insurance  •  Mayfield Village, Ohio  •  Posted: 10/13/2016


Data Scientist /Statistical Modeler

Job Number: 140511

The primary responsibility of this position is to analyze the UBI (Usage Based Insurance) data and process to research the customer driving behavior, and its predictiveness to claim frequency and loss ratio, improve the UBI algorithm and product design, and monitor the performance of the UBI business. UBI is at the forefront of auto insurance pricing. It uses when/where/how a vehicle is driven to calculate the insurance rate, along with other traditional variables.


* 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/Quantitative Modeling and/or Machine Learning tools (R, Python, etc) and in using various database tools (e.g. Hadoop, SQL) processing large volumes of structured and unstructured data.

* In lieu of a degree, a minimum of 4-6 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

* A minimum of 2-4 years experience with mathematical model creation and/or evaluation, hypothesis testing and experimental design.

* Demonstrated skills in data mining, machine learning, programming, dynamic optimization

* Experience in thought leadership in applying data driven models that had a tangible impact on business

* Ability to query databases and apply advanced data manipulation techniques across multiple sources

* Passion for empirical research and answering hard questions with data

* Ability to present data and analysis results in a simple and clear manner. Also ability to simplify analyses for complicated business problems

* Ability to understand and articulate the “big picture” and simplify complex ideas

* 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 and structuring skills; ability to mine large datasets and surface actionable insights.

* Ability to identify and learn applicable new techniques independently as needed

* Experience with tools like Hadoop, SAS, R, Python and Tableau are a plus

* Comfortable developing ad hoc queries, building conceptual models, and working with large data sets in order to answer business questions is highly preferred

* Experience with machine learning algorithms including but not limited to gradient boosted trees, random forest, neural nets and ensemble methods is highly preferred

Benefits & Perks:

As the fourth largest auto insurance company, Progressive offers the confidence and stability that comes with working for a growing, always evolving organization. As an employee, you will enjoy an inclusive environment that embraces strategic thinking, drive and passion. You'll also benefit from:

• Annual gainshare bonus of up to 30% of your salary! Progressive rewards each of us with an annual bonus based on company performance

• Paid training, tuition assistance and career development

• Diverse, welcoming culture with Employee Resource Groups

• Casual dress (yes, you can wear jeans to work!)

• Wellness program with discounts & rewards, and onsite gym at our large locations

• Onsite healthcare at large locations and the standard benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401k)

• 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 Village

Schedule: Full-time

Employee Status: Regular

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Data Scientist /Statistical Modeler
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Mayfield Village, Ohio