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Data Scientist in Lincoln, RI at Amica

Date Posted: 11/17/2018

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Job Description

Location: Lincoln, RI (Claims Executive Department)

Are you looking for a job in a growing industry with new products, new markets and new technology?

With locations across the country, Amica Mutual Insurance Company offers opportunities to join this dynamic field with a financially strong and respected insurance provider. Amica, based in Lincoln, RI, is a national writer of auto, home, marine and umbrella insurance. Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary, offers a full line of life insurance products.

We are recognized as a leader in customer service and credit this success to our 3,800 employees in 44 offices across the country. Our benefits package includes high-quality medical, dental and vision coverage, short-term and long-term disability insurance and more.

Our office located in Lincoln, RI is seeking an Associate Modeling Research Analyst to help further our data science and analytics capabilities. The Claims Business Intelligence team’s mission is to provide current, comprehensive, and accurate information empowering Amica to make the best business decisions possible.

The 37.5 hour schedule is Monday through Friday and is not a remote position.

The selected candidate will combine insightful data analysis and algorithm development with exceptional communication skills in order to drive business value from structured and unstructured data. Will be responsible for shaping and executing analyses, and preparing clear and concise presentations.

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

•Use machine learning, hypothesis testing, and other data science techniques to develop solutions and positively impact the Company
•Determine requirements, evaluating analytical approaches, and producing predictive models using appropriate software
•Create useful insights and compelling stories from structured and unstructured data
•Communicate and document statistical analyses and methods in a logical and understandable manner for non-analytical business users and executive decision makers
•Provide technical leadership, mentoring, and training to staff in statistical modeling and data analyses
•Assist with supervision of all processes involved with the development of multivariate models
•Collaborate on the development and planning of analytic projects in response to business needs
•Contribute to the development of data models for mining production databases
•Participate in development of the analytics roadmap by evaluating and incorporating emerging standards, best practices, and new technologies
•Make recommendations on products and services to support structured and unstructured data mining
•Demonstrate strong business acumen and understanding of insurance concepts
•Ensure accuracy of results and analytic methods
•Perform other job-related duties as necessary

Job Requirements:

•Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or similar discipline (Master's degree preferred)
•3+ years recent, hands-on experience working with data mining tools (SAS, SPSS, R Studio, Python, or an equivalent analytics package)
•Proficiency with logistic regression, time series, neural networks, forecasting, optimization, and other predictive modeling techniques
•Expertise in text and sentiment analysis
•Experience manipulating large amounts of data using SQL
•Exceptional communication and presentation skills
•Ability to translate business needs into technical requirements
•Superior analytical, mathematical, and problem solving skills
•Ability to work with a reasonable degree of independence and with a team
•Effectively manage time to handle competing high priority projects
•Experience using Business Intelligence tools (MicroStrategy) and creating data visualizations is a plus
•Knowledge of Claims Processing systems (Guidewire ClaimCenter) is a plus

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