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Data Scientist II

Company: HGI Homesite Group Incorporated
Location: Boston
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Homesite Insurance was founded in 1997 and was one of the first companies to enable customers to purchase home insurance directly online, during a single visit. Since then, we've continued to innovate rapidly to meet the needs of our customers and their changing expectations.One thing that's stayed the same since our founding: our commitment to our customers, partners and employees.Join us on our journey as we continue to grow into a powerful contender in the field of insurance.Compensation may vary based on the job level and your geographic work location.Compensation Minimum:$101,000Compensation Maximum:$186,000Homesite is an innovative national property and casualty insurance company with a fast-paced environment.-- We're proud to be part of the American Family Mutual Insurance Company and the home for the Enterprise's Property Center of Excellence. We support multiple products sold through a number of operating companies and distribution methods, including offerings in partnership with other large national brands. We seek a person possessing analytical rigor, a sense of data and mad coding skills with a desire to build a successful career in Data Science. The primary role will be to grow profits through the development of state of the art pricing and product plans. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Lead predictive modeling projects involving new rating structures, recommenders and underwriting programs that increase our customer lifetime value.
  • Use statistical and machine learning/deep learning to build supervised, semi-supervised and unsupervised models per business needs.
  • Work with fellow data scientists and developer teams to translate models to business solutions and collaborate with other departments in the company when necessary.
  • Work with IT to help implement the models in production.
  • Interface with stakeholders to communicate the value add of the models being built.
  • Extract, interact and clean data from a variety of structured and unstructured sources.
  • Contribution to all parts of the end-to-end machine learning life cycle: data engineering, data preparation, model development and evaluation, model deployment, model monitoring.Requirements:
    • Master's degree or higher in Statistics, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Physics or other quantitative discipline.
    • Solid understanding and experience applying machine learning and statistical methods in a production environment.
    • Solid understanding and experience best practices in coding, code organization, unit testing, data transformation, imputation, model selection, evaluation, and tuning.
    • Solid understanding of AWS and/or GCP.
    • Prior experience of one version control system, preferably Git is required.
    • Mastery of the command line is preferred.
    • Proficiency in programming with Python or R and SQL is required.
    • Prior experience with GLMs, tree-based models (decision trees, gradient boosting, random forest) and Bayesian modeling is a preferred.
    • Experience with Docker is a preferred.
    • AWS or GCP certifications are a plus.
    • Prior experience with H2O is a plus.
    • Experience with deep learning is a plus.
    • Prior experience with NoSQL (e.g., ElasticSearch, MongoDB) databases are a plus.
    • Exposure to KubeFlow and Vertex AI are a plus.
    • Knowledge of Go, Java or Scala is a plus.When you work at Homesite you can expect benefits that support your physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing. You will have access to comprehensive medical, dental, vision and wellbeing benefits that enable you to take care of your health. We also offer a competitive 401(k) contribution, a pension plan, an annual incentive, and a paid-time off program. In addition, our student loan repayment program and paid-family leave are available to support our employees and their families. Interns at Homesite are eligible for the paid time off program. Contingent workers are not eligible for American Family Enterprise benefits.Stay connected: Join Our Enterprise Talent Community!

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