Director & Data Scientist

at Travelers in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

Company Summary

Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That’s the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.

Job Category

Analytics & Research

Target Openings


Job Description Summary

Travelers Data Scientists are taking the organization to the next level of intelligence by using advanced statistical techniques and machine learning algorithms. As a Director & Data Scientist, you will build complex models that solve key business problems. This may include the use of advanced artificial intelligence techniques to analyze imagery, text, and other unstructured data. You will communicate insights and tell the story using data to senior leaders.

This position focuses on sales and agency analytics initiatives and collaborates with a variety of business partners focusing on improving and optimizing our customer facing strategies. The role consists of hands-on modeling and analytics as well as management and oversight of other data scientists. The perfect candidate would be able to use various supervised or unsupervised techniques to create clustering of agencies based on survey as well as internal data, measure impact and statistical significance of agency compensation studies, design test and learn experiments and monitor results, create presentation materials and share insights with business partners as well as senior leaders.

This position may be based 100% remotely or in one of our offices.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

+ Lead business or technical projects focused on the design or development of analytical solutions.

+ Share expertise with the community through discussions, presentations, or peer reviews.

+ Begin to challenge conventional thinking and set and manage expectations with business partners for large projects, generate and share ideas, and be aware of potential conflicts.

+ Anticipate potential objections and persuade senior-level colleagues to adopt a different point of view.

+ Communicate analysis, insights, and results to team, peers, business partners, and occasionally to senior leaders. You will lead group discussions and tailor communication to the audience.

+ Be a mentor or resource for less experienced analytic talent, onboard new employees and interns, and provide support for recruiting and talent assessment efforts.

+ Support various training and skill development initiatives, including delivering training to the analytics community

Minimum Qualifications

+ Master’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Decision Sciences, Actuarial Science or related analytical STEM field plus five years of experience or any suitable and equivalent combination of education and work experience.

+ Heavy concentration in mathematics, including statistics and programming, business intelligence/analytics, as well as data science tools and research using large data sets. Additional verification of specific coursework will be required.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

+ Masters in STEM related field or equivalent

+ 5 or more years of related experience

+ Subject matter expertise in modeling/ research/ analytics or actuarial required

+ Subject matter expertise in value creation and business model concepts

+ Subject matter expertise in multiple statistical software programs

+ Ability to develop highly complex models, interpret model results and recommend adjustments

+ Expertise in advanced statistics underlying data models

+ Ability to apply emerging statistical procedures to complex work

+ Subject matter expertise in 3-5 of the following: Regression, Classification, Machine Vision, Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning and Statistical modeling.

Employment Practices

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences.

If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email ( so we may assist you.

Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.

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Job Posting: JC194195622

Posted On: Oct 07, 2021

Updated On: Nov 27, 2021