Manager, Data & Analytics


Lincoln, NE Management & Operations
Help to create stories with data. Drive B.I. and Visualization best practices.

At Ameritas, fulfilling life is what we do daily. We continuously strive to help our customers and employees enjoy life at its very best by reducing uncertainty, helping grow assets and protecting what is most cherished. We're here to help people put worry behind and the future ahead and help enable a life that's rich in family, happiness, health and financial security. When lives are fulfilled, our mission is fulfilled.

Ameritas is seeking a Manager, Data & Analytics to drive the business by evolving and maturing our Data Science, Visualization and Reporting practice. This is a critical leadership role within the data and insights team at Ameritas. This position will be responsible for Analytics and insights strategy, planning and execution. Responsible for identifying and deploying dashboards, data visualizations, and analytic models through business partnerships, project management, and analytical support using industry best practices. The position requires strong technical hands-on skills and experience as well as establishing close business relationships across the enterprise.

Success in this role will require:

* Develop analytics to best drive insights across the Ameritas business lines
* Demonstrated ability to play a leadership role in large and complex analytical projects
* Develop compelling narratives that connect modeling results with client business problems
* Ability to drive collaboration and partnership across multi-functional teams
* A quality driven mentality in all aspects of data analytics delivery
* Inspire data science innovations that fuel the growth of Ameritas as a whole

Essential Job Functions

* Provides leadership in advanced engineering, data science and analytics in the development of current or future products, technologies or services.
* Lead vision and strategy for data science, data visualization and reporting across Ameritas.
* Act as a liaison between the lines of business and IT, collaborate with stakeholders to develop clear and measurable business objectives.
* Supervise and manage a team of data scientists and visualization engineers to design, prototype, implement and test descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytic
* Analyze business problems and propose innovative solutions based on rigorous data analysis.
* Applies artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to solve complex questions or fuel new business opportunities.
* Implements data and analytics solutions, through data science techniques, that solve business problems and create business value.
* Provides technical guidance and mentoring to data science, business insight and visualization teams, as needed.


* Master's degree or PHD degree preferred in statistics, applied mathematics, or computer science (machine learning)
* 5+ years' experience with predictive modeling techniques and experience in leading predictive modeling initiatives
* 3+ years of management experience desired
* Previous work history in IT/Technology is required. 8+ years of relevant work in project delivery as a delivery lead or functional lead.
* Extensive knowledge and experience in data science, including expertise in one or more of: machine learning, big data/data mining, statistics, business/customer intelligence, data modeling, databases, data warehousing, or a similar field.
* Experience with one or more BI tools like Cognos, Tableau, Web focus, Power BI, etc.
* Experience programming in R, SQL, Python
* Significant experience coding and maintaining predictive algorithms
* Superior research, statistical, analytical, processing and mathematical skills with ability to structure and conduct analyses

We are Ameritas: proud to say we're in the business of fulfilling life.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job ID: 3120

Posted about 2 months ago

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