Data Scientist, Machine Learning (Marketing)

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Next Insurance is a fast-growing startup based in Silicon Valley that is led by a team of experienced entrepreneurs with a history of successful outcomes. Our mission is to transform insurance for small businesses by combining world-class technology and phenomenal customer service to offer better insurance at a lower price. As the leading digital insurtech company transforming small business insurance, we just announced a $250 million new funding round, bringing the company’s valuation to $4 billion and total funding raised to more than $880 million! 

Next Insurance is looking for explorers who are filled with curiosity, have the desire to travel the unbeaten path, and realize new heights in providing small business owners with the peace of mind to run their businesses. If you move fast, and are customer-focused and willing to challenge the status quo, Next Insurance might just be your next journey.

We are looking for a driven Data Scientist to help us bring data modeling and machine learning to the small and medium-sized business (SMB) insurance industry. As an experienced innovator partnering with the marketing and growth teams, this is a massive opportunity to drive high growth impact at a hyper-growth startup. You will be responsible for a wide range of initiatives, including multi-touch attribution, dynamic experimentation framework and omni-channel lead scoring. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a nimble and high-performance team of 10+ scientists, with lots of room for growth and impact. 


What You’ll Do: 

  • Research and develop predictive models (we typically start with a POC and then work with Product and Engineering counterparts to transition to production)
  • Iterate and pivot quickly to deliver MVP solutions. Design quick experiments to maximize learning
  • Understand the data and dig deep to extract actionable insights
  • Think creatively and outside the box to answer desired experimental questions
  • Work cross-functionally with marketing, engineering, product, senior management, and external partners

What We Need: 

  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in data mining, machine learning and/or statistical analysis
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Math, or related areas from a top university
  • Experience in writing both agile exploratory analyses as well as production-level code in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate the results of analyses clearly and effectively
  • Fluency with Python and the standard numerical packages
  • Fluency with data extraction/manipulation tools (preferably SQL and pandas)

Unstoppable Qualities: 

  • Predictive lead scoring
  • Automated bidding
  • Customer segmentation in 3rd party platforms such as Adwords/Facebook/Liveramp

One of our core values is 'Play as a Team'; this means making sure everyone has an equal chance to participate and make a difference. We win by playing together. Next Insurance is an equal opportunity employer and prioritizes building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants of any type and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state, and local laws. Next's policy is to comply with all applicable laws related to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

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An Insider's view of NEXT

What’s the vibe like in the office?

“I enjoy working with talented and professional people who are committed to the task and with a general sense that everything is possible. The social atmosphere is amazing and the smile that everyone comes with in the morning proves that.”

Ronen

BI Specialist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

”I love being part of a team where people take my opinion seriously, and things move fast. We all care about what we’re doing, but we also make time for our lives outside of work.”

Sivan

SEM Specialist

What are some things you learned at the company?

“Working at Next has been the best choice I’ve made. The colleagues, the atmosphere and the experience I am gaining here are of tremendous importance to me. I really feel I make a difference for our product.”

Muli

Software Enginee

What is your vision for the company?

“The opportunity to help small businesses thrive by offering them tailored, affordable insurance is enormous, and being a part of the team that makes it happen is truly rewarding. We work hard and celebrate our success along the way.”

Christine

VP of Operations

What are NEXT Perks + Benefits

NEXT Benefits Overview

As an organization, one of our top priorities is to maintain the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families. To achieve this goal, we are offering a robust and comprehensive program with a variety of options to best meet your needs. Next covers 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents on our base plans.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Next Insurance employees can contribute $2,750 in a pre-tax account for healthcare and $5,000 in a pre-tax account for dependant care.
Disability Insurance
Next Insurance long-term disability insurance covers 60% of salary up to $12,000 per month payout.
Dental Benefits
Next Insurance offers a variety of dental plans offering a variety of yearly allowances.
Vision Benefits
Next Insurance offers a variety of vision plans offering a variety of yearly allowances.
Health Insurance Benefits
Next Insurance offers a variety of health plans offering a variety of yearly allowances.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Our pet insurance policy offers a discounted rate on any of Petplan insurance plans
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Members with mental, emotional, and addiction issues can access a broad range of care options. If you need treatment, we'll work together to create a care plan based on your unique needs and goals.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Next Insurance 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds, and international index funds to choose from.
401(K) Matching
You are eligible to enroll in Next’s 401(k) plan and we will contribute a 50% match for the first $5,000.
Company Equity
Next Insurance offers stock options through its employee equity incentive plan, including vesting over a three-year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Next Insurance provides up to 12 weeks of parental leave for both primary and secondary caretakers.
Flexible Work Schedule
Next Insurance provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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