Machine Learning Engineer

60290, Chicago
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Nov 09, 2020
Jan 08, 2021
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The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. As a leader in a corporation with 83,000 employees and agency force members, you’ll have a hand in transforming not only Allstate but a dynamic industry. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

Job Summmary

Claims Technical Services is dedicated to creating a new type of claim handling platform.  By leveraging cutting edge technologies, innovative product design and true integration of artificial intelligence functions, we will revolutionize what is means to be a Claims organization. Our goal is to create a truly transformational customer experience, while also enabling significant opportunities for operational efficiencies.


Become a part of our story.


At Claims Technical Services, you’ll find a collaborative and dynamic team focused on exploring new capabilities and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. The team works in a continuous innovation cycle of ideas, research, testing, analysis, and delivery.  Plus, with continuous growth and development opportunities, you will not only transform Allstate’s tech products, you will have the chance to develop yourself with programs that include Pluralsight and LinkedIn Learning courses.


And that’s not all – here at Allstate, we believe in an inclusive workplace that encourages employees to bring unique perspectives and experiences to the table to collaboratively solve problems to elevate our customer experience. 


So, if you’re ready to bring your best tech solutions to life – we’re looking for a Machine Learning Engineer who is ready to take risks and think outside the box as we look to transform the way the insurance industry operates.


The Role

As a talented Machine Learning Engineer, you love the challenge of taking business problems, using the latest techniques and tools to bring models to life that bring business value. You have experience as a Machine Learning Engineer and are fulfilled by teaching and guiding others. You can learn and adapt quickly and are able to use every tool at your disposal—software, algorithms, statistical models, and beyond—to understand and effectively tackle hard problems. You think about modeling in the context of implementation and runtime considerations. You appreciate the difference between explaining and fitting statistical models, the importance of good metrics, and the tradeoff between exploration and exploitation. You can perceive common structure between superficially seemingly unrelated problems, and can use this to build tools, algorithms, and models with superlinear value.


You’re also an individual who….

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops and adapts best practices to design and build complex machine learning systems
  • Desires to contribute concretely to design sessions, analytical discussions, and retrospectives.
  • Designs and prototypes complex machine learning systems
  • Contributes to the realization of major machine learning technical capabilities in the industry by being responsible for the identification, research and software implementation of these capabilities
  • Is knowledgeable in Google AI, Azure Cognitive Services, AWS Machine Learning (hands on experience is a plus)
  • Has proven experience implementing and supporting AI capabilities at scale in a production environment
  • With technical support, leads a technical team to implement machine learning solutions
  • Advises and guides Jr. level team members when developing solutions
  • Reaches out to support and collaborate with other technology functional teams to build the solution
  • Would serve as a thought leader within the team and within the larger product space
  • Works collaboratively with other team members in pursuit of a common goal and execution of shared strategy

Job Qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Data Analytics or Data Science major is preferred
  • 4 years+ of machine learning or artificial intelligence software engineering experience
  • Both front and backend technical experience with cognitive business applications.
  • Instinctive knowledge of how people will want to use a product, service, or solution that solves a real-world business problem.
  • Hands on experience with various supervised and unsupervised machine-learning techniques
  • Hands on experience with various deep machine-learning techniques
  • Hands on experience in one or two of the following areas: machine learning, natural language processing, or ontology engineering technologies.
  • Ability to develop and adapt standard machine learning methods and best practice

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.


Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.


As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.


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