Machine Learning Engineer

| Chicago

Who's Clearcover?
Clearcover is the smarter car insurance company. We use powerful technology to offer everyday drivers better coverage for less money. We’re proud to be one of the fastest growing startups in Chicago, and we’re currently looking to add a few more extraordinary people to our team.

What is a Machine Learning Engineer?
We are looking for an experienced and motivated Machine Learning Engineer to build the pipelines and productionalize high quality machine learning models. You will be an integral part of our Segmentation and Decision Sciences team that is responsible for identifying and targeting customers with expected positive lifetime value. Our team is built to maximize our individual skill sets and includes you, Data Engineers, Data Analysts, and our Actuaries. Together, we will deliver high value models and tools that will take our business decision making and customer acquisition techniques to the next level. 

What will you do?

  • Implement production ready machine learning models.
  • Develop APIs and/or pub/sub event streams for the purpose inference scoring.
  • Build workflows for extracting raw data from our data warehouse/data lake for the purpose of feature engineering.
  • Understand policy holder characteristics and insurance product attributes as needed to improve model performance.
  • Validate machine learning models via proper train/test techniques.
  • Engineer workflows to deliver machine learning powered raw datasets to support data analysis.
  • Build model feedback collection processes to enable model optimization and performance reporting.
  • Use the scientific method to improve our models, relying on quantitative analysis and experimentation to ensure we’re moving in the right direction.
  • Leverage the Python data stack for completing machine learning initiatives.

What do you need?

  • At least 2 years of experience as a Machine Learning Engineer, Data Scientist, or in a similar role.
  • Significant experience developing production models / pipelines.
  • Fluent in Python for data extraction, machine learning, data analysis, reporting, and application development.
  • Proficient in SQL for reporting, analysis, and data extraction.
  • Familiar with machine learning pipelines leveraging scikit-learn or similar libraries.
  • Experience with distributed computing frameworks such as: Dask and/or Spark.
  • Ability to leverage notebooks as Data Science artifacts to enable collaboration and pipeline deployment.
  • Experience using cloud compute for machine learning tasks with AWS or a similar vendor. 
  • Ability to communicate and discuss complex topics with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience with cloud data warehouses such as Snowflake and/or Redshift

Nice to haves?

  • Interest in writing about technical solutions and contributing to open source projects.
  • Experience with event streaming for use in Machine Learning workflows (Kafka, Kinesis).
  • Familiarity with BI tools such as: Periscope, Tableau, and Looker
  • Experience with the AWS Serverless stack for use in Machine Learning workflows (Lambda, API Gateway, SNS, SQS, Kinesis, Step Functions, Fargate, Dynamodb).
  • Ability to automate cloud infrastructure provisioning via Terraform and/or Cloudformation.

What's in it for you?

  • Unlimited vacation, we hire adults 
  • Equity for all employees, so you own a piece of the pie too 
  • Dental and Vision, we've got you covered 100%
  • Medical, we cover 90% of your premium, 75% of your dependents and contribute to your HSA and HRA (cha-ching)
  • We invest in your future by contributing 3% of your salary to a 401(K), even if you don't
  • Come to work pre-taxed through our FSA commuter benefits 
  • and yes, we have unlimited LaCroix, beer, snacks and the occasional ice cream social 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • SnowflakeDatabases


33 W Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603

An Insider's view of Clearcover

What's something quirky about your company?

It’s surprising how much we all grow to love discussing insurance. Everyone is genuinely interested in how the industry works and sharing knowledge. I think we feel we owe it to our customers to understand how insurance works, so they don’t have to. We’ve likely all thought at one point, “Wow, I never thought I’d care about insurance this much.”


Senior Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Whether I'm working with Product to promote a feature launch or partnering with our Customer Advocate team to communicate updates to customers, I get to collaborate across teams, leverage my skills & improve my expertise every day. Clearcover nurtures a collaborative environment and encourages thinking outside the box to deliver better experiences.


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What are Clearcover Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Clearcover covers 100% of the employee's dental benefits.
Vision Benefits
Clearcover covers 100% of the employee's vision benefits.
Health Insurance Benefits
Clearcover's health insurance plan is with United Healthcare with a range of plans including PPO, HDHP and HSA. If you elect an HSA, we cover your out-of-pocket deductible as an HSA contribution.
Life Insurance
Clearcover offers voluntary life insurance.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Clearcover provides employees with a 401(k) contribution of 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Clearcover offers parental and maternal leave with up to three months of paid time off.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Clearcover's offers Commuter Benefits, employees can save an average of 30 percent off their commute by contributing pre-tax dollars.
Company Outings
Clearcover celebrates company wins by organizing quarterly outings to a variety of places like the Escape Room, Punchbowl Social and Bounce.
Game Room
Clearcover's game room includes a state-of-the-art ping pong table, custom Nerf gun wall and a Pop-a-Shot to let employees enjoy breaks between work.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Clearcover offers a stipend to each employee to invest as they choose in their own professional development.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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