About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.

Sr Dir Geospatial Modeling

Company Information
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Job Summary
We have an exciting opportunity available in the Research & Development community within Travelers. Commercial Actuarial Strategic Development, an organization dedicated to advanced analytics and predictive modeling for Business Insurance, is looking for a technical leader for geospatial and underwriting predictive modeling projects. This position offers the opportunity for both technical innovation and business impact in a growing field. Geospatial modeling experience strongly preferred.

Support the strategy and managing projects, people or innovation streams. Conduct a variety of statistical analyses including data mining, predictive modeling and/or actuarial techniques. Review analyses and provide direction and insight. Work within broad limits and authority on complex assignments requiring specialized knowledge in breadth and/or depth in area of expertise which may be one or more of the following: -Advanced statistical analyses -Actuarial and/or research methods -Broad business knowledge -In-depth Line of Business knowledge May provide direction to a team of analysts and/or project members.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Technical expert and project leader in the intersection of Data Science and GIS technology. Leads projects to create geospatial data assets used in multiple modeling projects. Collaborates with CASD team leaders to drive increased adoption of geospatial data and techniques in our business facing project work. Expert knowledge of the platforms available for geospatial calculations, such as Hadoop, Microsoft SQL Server, ESRI on virtual machines. Suggests approaches to CASD modelers. Collaborates with and influences IM&A, EBIA, and other enterprise geospatial experts in discussions on geospatial data, software, and hardware for building models, and also on delivery platforms. Represents the interests of CASD Modelers in these discussions. Over time, will develop expert level knowledge on the 3rd party geospatial datasets relevant for Travelers. Over time, will develop working knowledge of all CASD modeling projects, and recommend best opportunities for incorporating geospatial concepts. Direct and/or perform a variety of advanced statistical analyses including data mining and actuarial research techniques. Identify & creatively use conventional and non-conventional data sources independently. Direct multiple complex research projects simultaneously as well as large and complex initiatives. Analyze/interpret data, draw business inferences and clearly articulate findings for target audience. Direct the construction and present analyses and recommendations to target audience. Lead in-depth efforts in applying, validating and implementing predictive models. Proactively stay abreast of industry, developments, changing trends and jurisdictional issues. Direct industry analysis and benchmarking studies. Adjust strategy as appropriate to anticipate, respond to, and manage trends. Develop and maintain effective relationships with business partners. Direct the development of new approaches to business problems. Partner with peers across the company to ensure consistency and alignment where appropriate.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
PhD Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) plus 4 years experience or Masters Degree in STEM plus 7 years experience or Bachelor's Degree in STEM plus 9 yearsAdvanced working knowledge of modeling/research/analytics or actuarial required. Relevant statistical analysis work experience required. Relevant work experience should be in directing and performing research and/or advanced analytic work (e.g. predictive modeling) in the insurance industry.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Computer Proficiency: Ability to read/revise/review a statistical software program (e.g. R, SAS, SPSS); Ability to create or direct the development of advanced programs from scratch.

Environmental/Work Schedules/Other
Leading the Business: Problem Solving & Decision Making Change Management Influencing, Leadership, Power Risk Taking, Innovation Results Orientation Business Perspective Understanding & Navigating the Organization (Includes Collaboration) Strategic Planning Leading Others: Forging Synergy Communicating Effectively Leveraging Differences Building & Mending Relationships Participative Management Leading Employees : Employee Development Leading Self: Openness to Influence, Flexibility Self Awareness Seeks Opportunities to Learn Leadership Stature Credibility Business Acumen: Understanding and knowledge of key business knowledge areas (e.g. product, enterprise, industry, claim process and competitors). Ability to leverage business knowledge to set strategies and approaches to execution. Critical Thinking: Ability to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues; ability to use reason; review facts, identify inconsistencies and weigh options; ability to make logical and timely decisions that address the right issues.Modeling: Ability to develop or direct the development of advanced models and interpret model results. Statistics: Understanding of advanced statistics underlying data models; Ability to apply or direct the application of new statistical procedures to work.Demonstrates excellent ability and knowledge of database principles, data profiling, statistics and insurance-related data modeling and can apply this knowledge in the most complex situations. Develops or directs individuals who develop new approaches, methods or policies in the area. Is recognized as an expert, internally and/or externally.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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