Data Scientist

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Headquartered in the heart of downtown Chicago, CNA is a leading commercial and specialty insurer, offering a diverse range of insurance products including Workers Compensation, Property, General Liability, Professional Liability, Cyber Insurance, Surety, and Warranty.  We are one of the world leaders in underwriting non-medical professionals, from lawyers and accountants to architects and management consultants.


What CNA offers
• A collaborative data science team with diverse skills and experiences, combined with deep expertise in statistical modeling, machine learning, and applications to insurance
• Modern cloud computing environment that enables you to explore data, build and deploy sophisticated models that impact key areas such as underwriting, pricing, claims management and risk control
• Sponsorship of continued professional growth through support for attending technical conferences, meetings and symposia


What we are looking for
The successful candidate will:

• Use statistical methodologies and machine learning techniques to build state-of-the-art predictive models for the pricing, underwriting, claims, operations and marketing for an exciting mix of business  insurance products 
• Translate business problems into innovative analytical solutions

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Builds predictive, prescriptive or descriptive models in collaboration with business partners in functional areas such as Underwriting, Pricing, Distribution, Claims, Risk Control and IT to help address business questions.
• Designs, writes, and tests advanced computer programs to extract, visualize and analyze data, to build models and to support model deployment into production.
• Interprets the results of models in business terms and communicates the contents of the models to business decision-makers.
• Participates in crafting products and innovative solutions that will provide revolutionary change.
• Participates in special projects requiring advanced quantitative expertise.


Required Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

• Experience in merging, cleaning, and preparing data for analysis from multiple sources
• Experience in extracting meaningful information from data using visualization and by formulating and testing hypotheses. 
• Proficiency with SQL and programming experience in R or Python
• Proficiency with classical Generalized Linear Models, statistical inference, and re-sampling methods.
• Proficiency in Linux 
• Practical experience with version control (git, SVN)
• Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills 
• Attention to detail and accuracy of work, ability to spot and correct issues 
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Strong writing skills, including writing coherent documentation and reports
• Drive to continuously improve and learn new tools and methods
• Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues with diverse perspectives and backgrounds
• Strong time management skills
• Capable of operating with little supervision and thinking independently and innovatively

Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

• Practical experience with distributed computing (e.g., Apache Spark)
• Experience developing packages in R or Python
• Experience with natural language processing 
• Knowledge of insurance 
• Experience in building machine learning models


Reporting Relationship
AVP or above

Education & Experience
Advanced degree in a quantitative discipline, with relevant work experience preferred.

Job Finance and Accounting
Primary LocationUnited States-Illinois-Chicago
Organization Technology Executive

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Located in the heart of the loop, CNA’s headquarters are at 151 N Franklin. With close proximity to both L and Metra stations.

What are CNA Perks + Benefits

CNA Benefits Overview

One of the many advantages of working at CNA is the benefits program we offer you and your eligible dependents,
beginning on the first day of your employment. The program features a variety of plans that provide health care
benefits, well-being, disability and survivor protection, and 401(k) savings, among others. Below are highlights
of the offerings.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
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