Director & Data Scientist (remote) at Travelers (Hartford, CT)

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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

$135,200.00 - $223,100.00

Target Openings


What Is the Opportunity?

In Business Insurance Actuarial and Analytics, we deliver tailored analytics and innovative data science solutions that influence decisions and enable superior results. We have an inclusive culture where everyone feels that they belong, can be authentic, are valued, respected, empowered and part of our success. We see strength in the uniqueness that each of us contributes to creating innovative solutions and improving business outcomes.

Travelers' Data Scientists are taking the organization to the next level of intelligence by using advanced statistical techniques and machine learning algorithms. As a Director & Data Scientist, you will be responsible for pricing analytics for Travelers certain commercial auto lines, including transportation/trucking, auto dealer, and some legacy auto products, as well as Umbrella rating plans. You will enhance pricing models through exploration of new data (internal and external) and/or new modeling approaches and techniques, as well as providing model implementation support. You will communicate insights and tell the story using data to senior leaders. This role has one direct report. The position is open to remote work. Experience with pricing models and/or Auto insurance product is a plus.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Auto and Umbrella pricing/benchmark model building, refreshing and post modeling monitoring.
  • Work with the rest of analytics & research group, actuarial partners, IT, multiple business units and product development teams for model implementation.
  • Continue to improve modeling tool kits and embrace new technology.
  • Third party data evaluations on Commercial Auto segmentation.
  • Work with actuaries and regulatory teams to support state rate/model filings and respond to model related questions/objections.
  • Lead business or technical projects focused on the design or development of analytical solutions.
  • Share expertise with the community through discussions, presentations, or peer reviews.
  • Begin to challenge conventional thinking and set and manage expectations with business partners for large projects, generate and share ideas, and be aware of potential conflicts.
  • Anticipate potential objections and persuade senior-level colleagues to adopt a different point of view.
  • Communicate analysis, insights, and results to team, peers, business partners, and occasionally to senior leaders. You will lead group discussions and tailor communication to the audience.
  • Be a mentor or resource for less experienced analytic talent, onboard new employees and interns, and provide support for recruiting and talent assessment efforts.
  • Support various training and skill development initiatives, including delivering training to the analytics community

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Decision Sciences, Actuarial Science or related analytical STEM field plus five years 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.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge
  • Masters in STEM related field or equivalent
  • 5 or more years of related experience
  • Subject matter expertise in modeling/ research/ analytics or actuarial required
  • Subject matter expertise in value creation and business model concepts
  • Subject matter expertise in multiple statistical software programs
  • Ability to develop highly complex models, interpret model results and recommend adjustments
  • Expertise in advanced statistics underlying data models
  • Ability to apply emerging statistical procedures to complex work
  • Subject matter expertise in 3-5 of the following: Regression, Classification, Machine Vision, Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning and Statistical modeling.

Employment Practices

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences.

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.

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Careers at Travelers

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. It also means being part of a team comprised of 30,000 + talented and passionate people that are 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.
More Information on Travelers
Travelers operates in the Insurance industry. The company is located in New York, NY and Hartford, CT. Travelers was founded in 2022. It has 35118 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 197 open jobs at Travelers, click here.
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