Data Scientist


Lincoln, NE Technology
Deepen understanding and usage of data across the enterprise.

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 Life Insurance Corp is seeking a Data Scientist to drive the business by collecting and analyzing customer and operational data to deepen the understanding of the customer behavior across all channels.

Essential Job Functions

* Work directly with the business to understand their questions, business processes, programs and/or initiatives, then identify how analytical solutions could help deliver value for them.
* Learn and understand the insurance industry, practices, standards and concepts for all business lines to determine how they are interrelated and the impact on data integration
* Determine necessary data sets and translate data into viable insights and business recommendations
* Responsible for utilizing software best practices, creating models, algorithms and modern techniques
* Utilizes extensive research and problem-solving skills that includes descriptive and predictive analytics
* Understand data collection capability in all business systems and recommend enhanced business processes
* Implement predictive modeling to create actionable outcomes
* Assist in automating data wrangling, iterative solution search and operationalization of models, working alongside data architects.
* Provide analytical support and guidance, through database querying, third-party vendor reporting and external partner reports, across the enterprise
* Work with cross-functional teams to resolve data discrepancies and system issues
* Communicate with and present to managers from all levels of the business, both internal and external


* Bachelor's degree or equivalent amount of experience required, preferably in a quantitative field such Data, Computer Actuarial Sciences, Engineering, Statistics or Mathematical degrees
* 4+ years of relevant experience in the areas listed below, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Experience programming in R, SQL, Python
* Knowledge of statistical areas such as ANOVA, multiple regression, timeseries modeling, principal component analyses, decision trees, clustering, etc.
* The ability to handle missing data through an algorithmic approach such as multiple imputations to enable insights in sparse and messy datasets
* Experience coding and maintaining predictive algorithms
* Strong research, statistical, analytical, processing and mathematical skills with ability to structure and conduct analysis
* Fluency with analytics platforms like SAS, DSX or SPSS, Data Robot, Alteryx, etc.
* Motivated and self-directed - will seek out answers rather than waiting to be told what to do
* Disposition for data detective work a plus
* Strong written and verbal skills
* Possess strong time management skills, as you will be managing multiple projects at once

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

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job ID: 3101

Posted 3 months ago

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