Lead Data Scientist

Wellesley, MA 02482

Posted: 11/16/18 Category: Database/Data Warehousing Job Number: 7126

 

Position: Lead Data Scientist

Location:  Wellesley, MA or Chicago, IL

Duration:  3-6 mo contract-to-hire

Interviews:  must be available to interview on-site

Required:  5+ yrs data science experience, build experience, master’ s degree preferred, insurance background preferred, back-end and front end-nice to have.

 

Job Description:

 

Our client is seeking a data scientist that can expand on the existing assets by augmenting the company’ s data environment and creating the foundation on which the data can be used to create value for the company and its business partners. Our client has a unique data asset that includes insurance transactional and risk data with vast opportunities for value creation.

 

Positive Overview:
  • Quickly assess existing complex data assets, develop a long-term data management strategy, make data more readily accessible to the business
  • Provide a perspective on how the data set can be improved overtime and recommendations to enhance the value going forward
  • Infer business insights from complex datasets, create new fields from input data (summary functions, case statements, regular expressions, etc.)
  • Build, deploy, and maintain data dashboards and insights that can be delivered to our business partners
  • Leverage agile and iterative delivery to build MVPs quickly
  • Understand the strategic objectives of the company and how data can play a role in achieving those objectives
  • Help drive the technology agenda of the company, reporting to the Chief Technology Officer
  • While this role has no direct supervisory responsibilities at first, the ability to collaborate across the organization will be critical. Ideal candidate will be able to build and manage a team as the company grows.

 

 Requirements:
  • 5+ years of data science experience; experience building a data environment in a fast-paced environment preferred
  • Master’ s Degree in Data Science preferred
  • Experience working with insurance industry data is preferred
  • Ideal candidate has experience in both back-end programming and front-end delivery (i.e., dashboard and app development)

 

Competencies:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and or ability required.
  • Technical Skills – fluent in a wide range of statistical computing and data mining tools (e.g., R, Python, etc.); experience with SQL Server; experience with data visualization tools such as PowerBI, Tableau, d3.js, etc.; experience building dashboards and simple apps
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit situation; able to deal with change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Communication Skills - Ability to communicate effectively with executives, managers, vendors, and in group or team settings; ability to respond to requests quickly.
  • Dependability - Responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to getting the job done using all available resources including working after hours to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan in a timely fashion; is self-motivated and can work along and in a team environment as needed.
  • Learning, Growth & Development - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; asks for and offers help when needed; commits to long hours of work if necessary to reach goals; measures self against standard of excellence.
  • Process Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality; meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans; anticipates potential problems and takes steps to resolve.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback.

Nick DelSole
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