Assistant Director OR Director I, Data Engineering

Somerville, Massachusetts
Apr 19, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
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Modeling Data Solutions is looking for an experienced technical professional to lead our transition to a cloud-based computing environment. Our teams are responsible for generating modeling and calibration data used within Product Design & Modeling to drive price segmentation improvements in the US region for both Business Lines and Personal Lines products.


We are seeking candidates who are experts in python, have a deep understanding of AWS cloud computing, and a demonstrated proficiency with SQL and relational database concepts. In this role you will be a very senior-level individual contributor guiding our migration efforts by serving as a technical problem solver working closely with the Data Office to evaluate best-fit tooling and processes for our team, and mentor and train team members on programming best practices.



  • Independently prototypes/develops data solutions of high complexity to meet the needs of the organization and business customers.
  • Designs proof-of-concept solutions utilizing an advanced understanding of multiple coding languages to meet technical and business requirements, with an ability to perform iterative solution testing to ensure specifications are met.
  • Designs and develops data solutions that enables effective self-service data consumption, and can describe their value to the customer.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders in defining metrics that are impactful to the business. Prioritize efforts based on customer value.
  • Has an in-depth understanding of Agile techniques.
  • Can set expectations for deliverables of high complexity.
  • Can assist in the creation of roadmaps for data solutions. Can turn vague ideas or problems into a data product strategy.
  • Influences strategic thinking across the team and the broader organization.
  • Maintains proof-of-concepts and prototype data solutions, and handles any assessment of their viability and scalability, with own team or in partnership with IT.
  • Working with IT, assists in building robust systems focusing on long-term and ongoing maintenance and support.
  • Ensures data solutions include deliverables required to achieve high quality data.
  • Displays a strong understanding of complex multi-tier, multi-platform systems, and applies principles of metadata, lineage, business definitions, compliance, and data security to project work.
  • Has an in-depth understanding of Business Intelligence tools, including visualization and user experience techniques.
  • Can set expectations for deliverables of high complexity.
  • Works with IT to help scale prototypes.
  • Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of new technologies as needed to progress initiatives.

  • Overview of the minimum knowledge, skills and abilities that are typically required to perform the duties of the role. In lieu of any required and/or preferred technical/managerial experience, participation in a company-wide sponsored rotational assignment program that provides broad exposure to multiple functions within the organization would be considered
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required.
  • Bachelor`s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline preferred. Master`s in same or related disciplines strongly preferred.
  • 5-7+ years experience in coding for data management, data warehousing, or other data environments, including, but not limited to, Python and Spark. Experience with SAS is preferred.
  • 5-7+ years experience as developer working in an AWS cloud computing environment.
  • 5-7+ years experience using GIT or Bitbucket.
  • Experience with Snowflake is preferred

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