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Senior Data Scientist

| Chicago

Arity is a new technology company that uses advanced predictive analytics to help partners evaluate risk and make sense of everyday experiences. Our proprietary algorithms analyze billions of data points, distilling the flood of information into simple, actionable insights. Chief among these is the Arity Driving Score, which models billions of miles of driving and claims data to assess risk, gauging each driver’s likelihood of an event.

 

Founded by The Allstate Corporation, an organization synonymous with protection and preparation, Arity is born from a long-standing commitment to deep customer understanding and future-focused innovation. Fueled by the curiosity of a startup, our expertise begins with connected car, providing applied insights that meet insurer and transportation/mobility company needs and enhance driver safety, connectivity and value.

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to join a team where your innovative thinking and technology skills can improve the safety of those on the road and further enhance the car-ownership experience.

 

The Team
Data Science incorporates techniques across many disciplines – including mathematics/statistics, computer programming, data engineering and ETL, software development, and high performance computing – with traditional business expertise with the goal of extracting meaning from data to optimize future business decisions. Individuals in this field should be an expert/fluent in several of these disciplines and sufficiently proficient in others to effectively design, build, and deliver end to end predictive analytics products to optimize future decisions. Individual demonstrates sufficient analytic agility to quickly develop new skills across these disciplines as those disciplines evolve. Arity Data Science and Analytics is responsible for aligning with and contributing to corporate objectives by identifying and developing growth and profitability opportunities that will enable Arity to generate profitable market share growth.  The Data Scientist family is accountable for using data to make decisions, which includes building predictive models and developing new machine learning techniques that enable Arity to make better decisions to achieve its goals. The Data Scientist Family requires Analytic Agility, the ability to quickly learn new modeling/machine learning techniques, programming languages, and see how these ideas can integrate to optimize the business.

 

The Role
This role is responsible for leading the use of data to make decisions. This includes the development and management of new machine learning predictive modeling algorithms; the coding\development of tools that use machine learning/predictive modeling to make business decisions; searching for and integrating new data (both internal and external) that improves our modeling and machine learning results (and ultimately our decisions); and discovery of solutions to business problems that can be solved through the use of machine learning/predictive modeling. As an ideal candidate, you appreciate the difference between fitting and implementing statistical models, the importance of good metrics, and the significance of large-volume high-quality data. You can perceive common structure between superficially unrelated problems, and can use this to build tools, algorithms, and products of high value. This role will also begin to manage projects of medium complexity.

 

 

 

 

Key Responsibilities

 

 

  • Uses best practices to develop statistical, machine learning techniques to build models that address business needs
  • Manages data and data requests to improve the accuracy of our data and decisions made from data analysis
  • Uses and learns a wide variety of tools and languages to achieve results (e.g., R, SAS, Python, Hadoop)
  • Identifies languages and tools that can bring efficiencies or needed techniques to the team
  • Works on data and business problems to drive improved business results through designing, building, and partnering to implement models
  • Collaborates the with team in order to improve the effectiveness of business decisions through the use of data and machine learning/predictive modeling
  • Understands the business’ problems to identify the optimal modeling approach
  • Communicates to team members, leadership and stakeholders on findings to ensure models are well understood and incorporated into business processes
  • Utilizes effective project planning techniques to break down moderately complex projects into tasks and ensure deadlines are kept
  • Works with leaders to ensure the project will meet their needs
  • The development and execution of a communication strategy, with appropriate coaching, that keeps all relevant stakeholders informed and provides an opportunity to influence the direction of the work
  • Reviews and evaluates on appropriateness of techniques, given current modeling practices, to senior leadership
  • Leads and participates in peer reviews, code reviews and other department activities

 

 

 

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience

 

Required:

  • Degree in a quantitative field such as statistics, mathematics, computer science, finance or related discipline
  • Experience in using statistical modeling and/or machine learning techniques to build models that have driven company decision making
  • Experience in managing and manipulating large, complex datasets
  • Experience in working with statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, MatLab, R, CART, etc.
  • Ability to code and develop prototypes in languages such as Python, Perl, Java, C
  • Knowledge of advanced modeling technique
  • Ability to analyze and interpret moderate to complex concepts 
  • Ability to provide written and oral interpretation of highly specialized terms and data, and ability to present this data to others with different levels of expertise
  • Demonstrated analytic agility

 

Good to have:

  • Master’s or PhD preferred in a quantitative field such as statistics, mathematics, computer science, finance, or economics
  • Understanding of the Insurance market place; economics and regulation preferred
  • Experience working with mobile sensor data
  • Experience working with Spark, HDFS, MapReduce
  • Experience working through end to end life cycle from data acquisition, model building through to deploying, monitoring and revising models in a production setting
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Heads up: when you click “apply now” you’ll be directed to the Allstate careers site. You’re still looking at an Arity job, but because we were founded by Allstate, we share the same application system.

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Technology we use

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Location

Arity's located in the Merchandise Mart, the heart of Chicago's tech scene. Mobility is what we do & you can find us using all forms to get to work.

An Insider's view of Arity

What’s the vibe like in the office?

At Arity, you’re encouraged to see yourself and be yourself. When you walk through the door, you are part of something bigger than yourself and are empowered to achieve and be better than when you first started here. The space and culture facilitate collaboration & are designed to spark innovation, allowing us to accelerate the future of mobility.

Taylor, Steph & Rachel

Culture team

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The mission of our team is to derive meaningful events and features from raw telematics data, with a mix of physics, signal processing, machine learning, & experimentation. Derived from big data, we're developing best-in-class solutions for collision and distracted driving detection which is disrupting the mobility space.

Venu & Kyle

Data Scientists, Advanced Sensor Insights Team

What makes someone successful on your team?

Product Managers on my team are go-getters. They dive into an ambiguous market and drive our business by leveraging core competencies that achieve solutions. To be successful, they think big, have entrepreneurial drive, wear multiple hats, and have a positive, resilient attitude. Above all, we win together and do this by building each other up.

Rachel

Group Product Manager, Shared Mobility Solutions Team

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At Arity, we solve problems that impact society. Arity Engineering plays a critical role in developing products that incorporate capabilities our customers want with solutions they need. When a customer has a challenge, we leverage the group’s collective learning to work towards an optimized solution. We rarely come across something we can’t solve.

Emad

Vice President, Engineering

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

When collaborating with other teams at Arity, transparency is essential. That means communicating clearly, as well as understanding and respecting other's perspectives. Everyone has strengths that they bring to the table, and open communication allows my team to find those superpowers to work efficiently and successfully deliver to our customers.

Shireen

Salesforce Product Owner, Customer Success Team

What are Arity Perks + Benefits

Arity Benefits Overview

Arity was founded by The Allstate Corporation, but you’ll be working for—and at—Arity. It’s the best of both worlds. You’ll get access to the full suite of Allstate benefits and work in a fast-paced startup culture. That’s more than just free breakfasts, brain breaks and ping pong. It’s a culture that encourages you to be you.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
If enrolled, you have coverage for certain periodic vision exams, eyeglass lenses and frames, or contact lenses, up to a designated dollar amount.
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We also provide a cash balance pension benefit, at no cost, to eligible employees based on their eligible compensation and years of service with the company. Employees are vested after 3 years.
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Arity offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Looking for more info? You can find details here: https://www.allstategoodlife.com.

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