Lead Data Scientist

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Decision Sciences & Transformation (DSaT) is seeking a Lead Data Scientist to manage the growing Data Science team. In Data Science we are pioneering GEICO adoption of emerging analytics technologies within a developing big data environment to drive company-level business process innovation over areas ranging from fraud detection to recommendation engine sales to online customer experience optimization. We routinely collaborate with teams throughout GEICO to implement data-driven solutions that tackle complex business problems.

As the Lead Data Scientist, you will work with a talented and diverse team of Data Scientists with the responsibility to:

  • Coordinate project teams of Data Scientists and act as a primary point of contact in delivering innovative, high-quality data products with measurable business value.
  • Build relationships with partner teams, frame and structure questions, as well as summarize and present key insights to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Leverage expert business/analytical knowledge to drive cross functional analytics projects from beginning to end and ensure adoption of analytical recommendations.
  • Coach, mentor and guide Data Scientists to advance their career development within non-technical areas.
  • Assist management with strategic efforts, portfolio management, and value delivery.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to gather, consolidate and validate business assumptions prior to undertaking analytical projects.
  • Work with in-team analysts to document requirements, assumptions, and methodology including validation, testing, and implementation strategies.
  • Facilitate regular peer reviews and performance reviews.
  • Apply project/team leadership and problem solving skills to establish and promote best practices within the team.
  • Develop a high level understanding of cutting edge data science tools and techniques.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • BA/BS Degree in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Finance, Economics, Operational Research, Project Management or related disciplines.
  • 5+ years of experience in an analyst and/or leadership role in decision support analytic capacities.
  • 3+ years leading a team of quantitative data analysts.
  • Demonstrated leadership competencies such as teamwork, creative problem solving, flexibility and willingness to challenge the status quo.
  • Excellent relationship management, strong team building, and the ability to work across business units and functions within complex organizations.
  • Enthusiasm for leading a diverse and innovative team
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and willingness to adapt data science concepts and tools to team problems.
  • Demonstrated experience in influencing business decisions.
  • Completion of an analytical product critique may be required.
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and coaching skills in business context and as it applies to team and project management.

Preferred Candidate Qualifications:

  • Master’s or PhD in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Finance, Economics, Operational Research, Project Management or related disciplines.
  • 8+ years of experience in an analyst or leadership role in decision support analytic capacities.
  • 5+ years quantitative data analyst leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading Agile teams.
  • Experience with statistical process control, experiment design, AB testing, and data mining.
  • Skills or experience using analytics modeling tools.

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About Geico

For more than 75 years, GEICO has stood out from the rest of the insurance industry! We are one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing auto insurers thanks to our low rates, outstanding service and clever marketing. We’re an industry leader employing thousands of dedicated and hard-working associates. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, we offer associates training and career advancement in a financially stable and rewarding workplace.

Our associates’ quality of life is important to us. Full-time GEICO associates are offered a comprehensive Total Rewards Program*, including:

  • 401(k) and profit-sharing plans
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays and leave programs
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Associate assistance program
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Business casual dress
  • Fitness and dining facilities (at most locations)
  • Associate clubs and sports teams
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • GEICO Federal Credit Union
  • Benefit offerings for positions other than full-time may vary.

GEICO is an equal opportunity employer. GEICO conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

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