Data Scientist - Model Validation (REMOTE)

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State Farm
Full Time

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Model Validation at State Farm:

In this role you will be responsible for the independent review and validation of various types of models, including machine learning models that are being developed or have been implemented at State Farm. Statistical areas of model review include but are not limited to: problem design, data engineering, model development, and model documentation including plans for implementation, monitoring, and performance validation. Furthermore, you will rely on your experience to discuss alternative approaches as well as develop alternative models to the ones proposed by other data scientists. Moreover, the Model Validation team provides periodic independent statistical consultation, analysis, or modeling work apart from independent review.

Why Join Our Team:

Implementing solutions is critical for success for data science at State Farm. As part of the Model Validation team, your role will consist of problem identification, solution proposals and presentations to a wide variety of management & technical audiences. This role allows you the to work on multiple concurrent projects in a community setting, develop yourself and others, and advance data science both at State Farm and externally. The variety of projects, technologies, and statistical techniques will create an unbounded development opportunity for enhancing your analytic skills.


Competitive candidates will bring:
  • Completed Masters, other advanced degrees, and 3+ years of experience in an analytical field such as data science, quantitative marketing, statistics, operations research, management science, industrial engineering, economics, etc.
  • 5+ years of experience building predictive models preferred.
  • Experience engaging in quantitative analysis on many non-standard and unique business problems. Candidates with experience conducting analysis in the Insurance or Financial industry preferred.
  • Experience with data cleansing, feature creation, feature selection and value imputation.
  • Experience with Python, R, and/or SAS
  • Experience with cloud-based environments (e.g.,AWS) and/or Linux
  • Thorough understanding of generalized linear models
  • Knowledge of at least two (2) of the following methods:
    • time series analysis
    • cluster analysis
    • tree-based algorithms, or
    • neural networks

**Applicants are required to be eligible to lawfully work in the U.S. immediately; employer will not sponsor applicants for U.S. work authorization (e.g. H-1B visa) for this opportunity**




Company Information

We have one of the largest developer communities in the country, utilizing the latest technologies in Open Source, Rules Engines and Server Oriented Architecture to develop responsive web-based and native mobile applications for both internal and external customers. Our data professionals are able to learn at one of the largest OLAP and Analytical environments in the world. Not to mention, our infrastructure professionals support one of the world's largest private networks with end-to-end connectivity between nearly 150,000 employees, agents, and agent team members at more than 21,000 State Farm locations.
Dice Id : RTL906969
Position Id : 25997-en-us
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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