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Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 11:46 AM

Position Description:
The Director of Data Science will be responsible for research and development to support AIG Personal Insurance, ranging from individual auto, property, travel, group travel, health and accidents, to services and warranties. The Advanced Modeling team is a group of world-class data scientists who are passionate about challenging the status quo and driving transformational change through innovations. We are keen to welcome a new team member who is a proven high performer, always curious and eager to learn, and values an inspiring and collaborative team work environment.

This position will collaborate with AIG product, underwriting, actuarial, and technology teams, leverage cutting edge techniques including GIS, natural language processing, deep learning, and other machine learning tools to solve both classic and new challenges in an industry with a long history. Some examples of problems we face include more accurate and efficient underwriting and pricing, risk management and segmentation, usage based insurance, sharing economy, and the impact on insurance from connected/driverless cars and IOT.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Provide overall leadership for analytical and modeling projects
  • Understand complex business challenges in different areas (underwriting, pricing, loss prevention, customer retention, claims and fraud) and design practical and scalable analytics solutions where applicable
  • Design data warehouse and technical solutions together with technology team to facilitate fast and efficient manipulation of large volume of data for analytics purposes
  • Guide and supervise a team of data scientists to build predictive models using cutting edge machine learning or statistical modeling techniques
  • Communicate analytics results to business leaders and cultivate a data-driven decision process
  • Assess and make sure that projects have sufficient resource and talent support, identify key steps, milestones and deliverables, develop and maintain a reasonable timeline
  • Maintain and update standards to assess and document modeling process and performance
  • Mentor junior team members and create training and growth opportunities

Position Requirements:
Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (PhD preferred) in one or more quantitative fields, e.g. computer science, physics, math, statistics, economics, computational linguistics
  • Deep understanding of modern machine learning and statistical modeling techniques, e.g. GLM, GAM, decision trees, random forest, SVM, deep learning, GBM, clustering, Bayesian averaging
  • Expert level skills in one or more modeling/machine learning languages such as Python, R
  • Expertise in SQL
  • Hands on experience manipulating large volume data in modern big data environment, e.g. Hadoop, Spark, Hive, etc.
  • Proven track records leading or working within a successful team in analytics and predictive modeling
  • Excellent communication skills. In particularly, the ability to explain complex analytical solutions to non-technical audience
  • Capability to work within a large matrix organization with many stake holders around the globe and the ability to lead and influence decisions
  • 10+ years of experience in data science, analytics, or related areas (will be flexed for exceptional candidates)

Highly Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience and knowledge in the insurance industry: property and casualty, individual travel, group health and accident, warranty and services
  • Proficient programming skills in one or more of these languages or equivalent: C++, C#, Java, PHP, Scala, Ruby
  • Experience building web applications a plus
  • Hands-on cloud architecture experience, AWS experience a plus
  • Experience in automation: Vagrant, Chef, Docker or similar
  • Familiarity with common computing environment (e.g. Linux, Shell Scripting)
  • Contributions to open-source projects a plus

About Us:
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. Founded in 1919, today we provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement products, mortgage insurance and other financial services to customers in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions. Our diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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