AVP, Data Scientist (Virtual / Remote - Greater Boston)

at Global Atlantic Financial Group
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

**We are still hiring and interviewing for this position. We are conducting interviews over video. Our employees can voluntarily return to our office, some positions may be required to be in office (we will share that at the interview) and for most roles, we are fully supporting remote work through April 2021.*** 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Global Atlantic is one of the fastest growing companies in the Life and Annuity industry. We are focused on the U.S. retirement and life insurance markets with a broad range of annuities and life insurance options, as well as reinsurance solutions. Our success is driven by competitive, innovative product designs, leading investment management and integrated risk management, along with highly experienced leadership.

Global Atlantic is looking for a diverse team of talented individuals who reinforce our culture of collaboration and innovation. We are dedicated to the career development of our people because we know they are critical to our long-term success. Join our team and come grow with us. 

In July 2020, KKR & Co. signed a strategic transaction to acquire Global Atlantic.  The transaction is expected to close in early 2021, subject to required regulatory approvals and certain other customary closing conditions. 

This position can work virtually / remote near any of our offices (New York, Hartford, Des Moines, Boston)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Risk Data Analytics group is seeking a Data Scientist to help develop predictive models for policy-level transactions, to help prepare data and perform analysis using machine learning, regression and other methods, and to help deploy these tools and analysis in new ways through our organization. The predictive models and analysis developed by the Risk Data Analytics group are used to design and price retail products and institutional reinsurance deals, to inform risk-return and investment decisions, and to assist with forecasting and financial reporting. Our group works closely with Sales, Operations, Investments, Hedging, Finance, Actuarial, Planning, Information Management, Reinsurance, and Product Development on data analytics projects. As part of a larger quantitative Insurance Risk Management team that reports through the Chief Risk Officer, we have unique vantage point into nearly all aspects of the enterprise.

Required skills: Degree in math, statistics, actuarial science, computer science, a physical or biological science, engineering, or related field. Several years of experience programming Python. Experience working with large data sets, machine learning techniques, working in the insurance industry, particularly with insurance policy administration systems, performing  actuarial experience studies, developing software for scientific applications, knowledge of high-performance computing techniques, SQL, or data engineering are highly desirable but not required. Background in finance and/or industry experience is not required.

We are looking for a highly curious individual who is comfortable in a collaborative environment, and who enjoys seeing the things they build have real world impact.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in math, statistics, actuarial science, computer science, a physical or biological science, engineering, or related field
  • Several years of experience or course work in a programming language such as C/C++, java, or python
  • Work experience in an insurance company, or background in operations or policy administration systems, or in actuarial science or actuarial experience studies will be given special consideration

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TOTAL REWARDS STATEMENT  

Global Atlantic’s total rewards package is reflective of our corporate values, particularly diversity, excellence and innovation, with a focus on inclusion, pay equity, and flexibility. We are proud to support your personal and professional growth and well-being through programs such as educational assistance, virtual physical therapy, remote/onsite fitness reimbursement, a medical second opinion program, pet insurance, military leave, parental leave, adoption assistance, fertility and family planning coverage. We strive to foster a culture of total well-being through community outreach and charitable giving programs.

We are active in our communities-

  • New York: Red Hook Conservancy, Girls Who Invest and The Bowery Mission
  • Boston: Cradles to Crayons, Project Bread, Let’s Get Ready, Rise Against Hunger, Salvation Army and many other local volunteer organizations in around the Boston area
  • Hartford: Habitat for Humanity, Foodshare, Humane Society, Hands on Hartford, Mercy Shelter and Dog Star Rescue
  • Indianapolis: Elevate Indianapolis, Gleaners Food Bank and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Batesville: American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Angels of Giving, Margaret Mary Health Foundation, Ripley County Community Foundation, Safe Passage, Batesville High School Sponsorships, local area youth sports and food pantries, as well as many others
  • Des Moines: United Way, Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa and Make a Wish Foundation
  • Berwyn: Food drive and will be planning an event to help a local family over the holidays
  • Atlanta: Packaged Good Organization, which helps the most vulnerable community members with providing personalized care packages for people in need including the elderly, our armed forces, the homeless and hospitalized kids
  • Bermuda: Sponsor of a weekly feeding program operated by The Hamilton Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Social platforms provide an environment to collaborate with others and participate in friendly competitions towards achieving physical, emotional and financial well-being. Our highly competitive health, retirement, life and disability plans can be tailored to best suit your needs and those of your whole family.

Global Atlantic is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can meaningfully contribute to our success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.  More than that, we strive to be inclusive of all backgrounds and experiences, which we feel gives us a competitive advantage in the market and within our firm.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. 

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