DATA SCIENCE MANAGER at National General

| Chicago
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Primary Purpose:

Responsible for leading the development and implementation of homeowner’s predictive models for our growing Preferred and Premier Homeowner’s product lines.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Build predictive models using GLM, logistic regression, and other means, in support of creation and implementation of new rating plans and other initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively with team members to execute on all aspects of model development, including data extraction/ data load, data cleansing, variable creation, and model building.
  • Develop and implement models for insurance loss, conversion, retention, and price optimization.
  • Monitor the performance of current models that are in place and recommend changes to models.
  • Design and manipulate large datasets across platforms.
  • Identify new opportunities to leverage analytics within the company.
  • Analyze new data sources for availability and quality, and integrate with internal sources to support research or analytics.
  • Participate in presentations to business users.
  • Participate in the training and development of staff and manage projects from research design through conclusions and recommendations.


Minimum Skills and Competencies:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor Degree or in-lieu of degree equivalent education, training and work-related experience
  • 5+ years of experience in an analytics driven role
  • 1+ years of experience managing people and projects
  • Strong programming skills, specifically in SAS, SQL, and R
  • Strong programming expertise in data manipulation using SAS (or SQL in a similar analytics/database package, such as SQL server)
  • Expertise with predictive modeling software including R and Python
  • Experience with insurance predictive modeling, specifically homeowners products
  • Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)


Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor Degree, Master Degree or higher degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Actuarial Science, or other related field of study
  • Actuarial designation (ACAS, FCAS, CSPA)
  • 3+ years of insurance industry experience
  • P&C insurance industry background with working knowledge of homeowner's insurance
  • Understanding of insurance product design and mathematical underpinnings of rating algorithms
  • Strong analytic skills, especially in predictive modeling and data mining techniques
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Our company is in the heart of Downtown, with a ground level Starbucks, where the train is just steps away. We boast a new, all glass office space.

What are National General Perks + Benefits

National General Benefits Overview

At National General Insurance, we recognize the important work you are doing and will reward you for the positive impact you’re making every day. As a respected employee of our organization, you’ll receive a competitive compensation and benefits package along with many other employee incentives. If you’re eager to build a successful and sustainable career with an esteemed industry leader, we’ve got you covered.

As a trusted provider of best-in-class protection services, we recognize that a comprehensive health and wellness program for employees is essential. That’s why National General provides first-rate health, wellness, and investment options that will make your life easier to manage.

Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Professional Development Benefits
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