Sr. Data Scientist - Deep Learning and NLP Expert

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Job Description

Data Discovery and Decision Science (D3) is the research and analytics organization at Allstate. We are 300+ people solving some of today's most complex analytics problems, making the lives of our Allstate colleagues easier and more productive, and driving our mission to deliver exceptional insurance solutions to our customers. We are passionate about learning new ways to get the most value from our massive data resources. We are partnering to incorporate analytics into every aspect of the enterprise. Developing ourselves and others is key to our success.

NLP and Deep Learning

Are you passionate about the possibility of applying your Deep Learning and NLP skills to extract meaning from Allstate's massive unstructured data? As a Sr. Data Scientist authority in these areas you will be responsible for researching, developing, and improving algorithms that help computers learn from text. Our goal is to reduce the time and expense of performing traditionally manual tasks, growing efficiency and reducing costs. By extracting meaning from large data sets containing millions of documents, you will help Allstate to develop NLP capabilities to improve the speed and ease with which we underwrite a policy, estimate a claim, or service a customer.

IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:

  • Conduct state of the art research in Natural Language Processing / Understanding.
  • Use research and apply state-of-the-art deep learning techniques to inform key strategic recommendations and decisions.
  • Work across the enterprise to identify and incubate business use cases.
  • Advise data scientists and business partners on applying NLP in their work and regularly train them on the state-of-the-art.


Job Qualifications

  • Expertise developing natural language processing/understanding algorithms/models required.
  • Expertise applying deep learning techniques to NLP/U problems required including thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of NLP and deep-learning techniques.
  • Strong experience in other machine learning, or artificial intelligence algorithms/models required.
  • Strong coder, with experience building models and analyzing data using general machine learning tools (e.g. in R, Python, Matlab) and deep learning tools (e.g. TensorFlow, Keras) required. Software development experience a plus.
  • Strong experience implementing models in production.
  • Ability to craft new concepts and stay current with academic research. Published research a plus.
  • Strong experience working with non-technical stakeholders. Ability to summarize research and analysis for audiences with varying levels of expertise.
  • A graduate degree in a field such as math, computer science, statistics, engineering or machine learning, or equivalent experience.


The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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