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Sr. Associate CAT Risk

Employer
Travelers Insurance
Location
Hartford, Connecticut
Salary
Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 7, 2024

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Category
IT , Risk Management
Job Type
Not Specified
Career Level
Not Specified
Workplace
In-Office

Job Details

Who Are We?

Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That's the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.

Compensation Overview

The annual base salary range provided for this position is a nationwide market range and represents a broad range of salaries for this role across the country. The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment. As part of our comprehensive compensation and benefits program, employees are also eligible for performance-based cash incentive awards.

Salary Range

$107,600.00 - $177,500.00

Target Openings

1

What Is the Opportunity?

Travelers Organizational Statement
Solid reputation, passionate people, and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Summary
The Travelers Catastrophe Risk Management Group is seeking a Sr. Associate Data Scientist to join our PERILS team. You will be joining a group of dedicated professionals charged with leading Travelers to be in a position to endure catastrophic loss from natural and man-made perils.

The PERILS team is a multi-discipline group focusing on peril research, the development of next generation analytics, and event response activities. As a member of this Team, you will be an active participant in the development and implementation of peril research and strategies. The team engages in enterprise-wide complex multi-disciplinary CAT research projects with various depths of focus. The position requires an individual who can strive in an analytical, innovation-driven environment, in tune with business needs.

What Will You Do?

Travelers Data Scientists are taking the organization to the next level of intelligence by using advanced statistical techniques and machine learning algorithms. As Sr. Associate Data Scientist, you will analyze large, complex data sources to generate actionable insights and solutions that will enhance our catastrophe risk assessment. You will work with business partners to develop an understanding of business needs and opportunities for data analysis and experiments. Leverage your expanding technical and business knowledge to build models that solve key business problems.

We are seeking a candidate with a solid analytical base and a keen interest in research and development. The position requires an individual who can succeed in a collaborative, innovation-driven environment, in tune with business needs and deadlines.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Independently perform tasks to support the development of analytical solutions, engage stakeholders and provide recommendations.
  • Catastrophe model evaluation, sensitivity testing, calibration, and validation with a focus on wildfire and cyber perils.
  • Develop tools and features to bring latest peril research/models into production.
  • Develop domain and business knowledge to build statistical models.
  • Communicate analysis, insights, and results to manager, peers, and working team.
  • Stay abreast of scientific research and be able to synthesize academic papers.
  • Assist or mentor less experienced analytic talent.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?

  • Masters in STEM related field or equivalent
  • 1 year of related experience
  • Moderate working knowledge of modeling/research /analytics or actuarial required
  • Domain knowledge of primary P&C insurance market, a basic understanding of CAT modeling concepts and one or more vendor CAT models preferred. CAT model certification is a plus.
  • Solid analytical and research skills dealing with issues that are not readily defined
  • Relevant statistical analysis work experience required
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques with the ability to read and revise statistical software programs (e.g., R/Matlab/SAS)
  • Ability to develop basic models and interpret model results
  • Basic understanding of advanced statistics underlying data models
  • Ability to apply emerging statistical procedures to work
  • Working knowledge in: Regression, Classification and Statistical modeling
  • Moderate working knowledge of a programming language (e.g., Python) strongly preferred
  • Self-motivated with ability to self-organize and drive analyses independently
  • Strong communication and ability to convey technical concepts across professional fields of discipline
  • Experience with geospatial a plus

What is a Must Have?

  • Master's degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Decision Sciences, Actuarial Science or related analytical STEM field plus one year of experience or any suitable and equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Heavy concentration in mathematics, including statistics and programming, business intelligence/analytics, as well as data science tools and research using large data sets. Additional verification of specific coursework will be required.

What Is in It for You?

  • Health Insurance: Employees and their eligible family members - including spouses, domestic partners, and children - are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment.
  • Retirement: Travelers matches your 401(k) contributions dollar-for-dollar up to your first 5% of eligible pay, subject to an annual maximum. If you have student loan debt, you can enroll in the Paying it Forward Savings Program. When you make a payment toward your student loan, Travelers will make an annual contribution into your 401(k) account. You are also eligible for a Pension Plan that is 100% funded by Travelers.
  • Paid Time Off: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 20 days Paid Time Off annually, plus nine paid company Holidays.
  • Wellness Program: The Travelers wellness program is comprised of tools and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals. In addition, our Life Balance program provides access to professional counseling services, life coaching and other resources to support your daily life needs. Through Life Balance, you're eligible for five free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.
  • Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.

What Is in It for You?

  • Health Insurance: Employees and their eligible family members - including spouses, domestic partners, and children - are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment.
  • Retirement: Travelers matches your 401(k) contributions dollar-for-dollar up to your first 5% of eligible pay, subject to an annual maximum. If you have student loan debt, you can enroll in the Paying it Forward Savings Program. When you make a payment toward your student loan, Travelers will make an annual contribution into your 401(k) account. You are also eligible for a Pension Plan that is 100% funded by Travelers.
  • Paid Time Off: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 20 days Paid Time Off annually, plus nine paid company Holidays.
  • Wellness Program: The Travelers wellness program is comprised of tools, discounts and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals and caregiving needs. In addition, our mental health program provides access to free professional counseling services, health coaching and other resources to support your daily life needs.
  • Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.

Employment Practices

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that we can deliver the very best products and services when our workforce reflects the diverse customers and communities we serve. We are committed to recruiting, retaining and developing the diverse talent of all of our employees and fostering an inclusive workplace, where we celebrate differences, promote belonging, and work together to deliver extraordinary results. 

In accordance with local law, candidates seeking employment in Colorado are not required to disclose dates of attendance at or graduation from educational institutions.


If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email so we may assist you.


Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.

To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit http://careers.travelers.com/life-at-travelers/benefits/.


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WHO WE ARE

Imagine a Career With Purpose.

For more than 160 years Travelers has earned a reputation as a leader in personal, business and specialty insurance because we take care of our customers. When you work at Travelers, life’s most important moments become your life’s work. That means helping families feel secure, businesses to prosper, knowing that you’ve made a difference, and feeling like you belong to something bigger.


LIFE AT TRAVELERS

Imagine Playing a Role in Something Bigger.

A career at Travelers means being part of a team comprised of 30,000 + talented and passionate people that’s evolving to meet changing needs – from customer service to data science and beyond. If that’s more than you imagined in an insurance career, it’s time to join us at Travelers.


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