Principal Data Scientist, Pricing

Root Insurance

Columbus, OH, US / Chicago, IL, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Post Date: 02/25/2021
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  • Company Address: 80 E Rich St, Suite 500, Columbus, OH, 43215

About Root Insurance

Root is the first insurance company founded on the principle of fundamental fairness. We create personalized products that give good drivers the protection they deserve.

Job Description

We believe a large part of building an effective insurance company can be solved with a systematic, quantitative framework. We are committed to the rigorous development and effective deployment of modern statistical machine learning methods to problems in the insurance industry.

The Pricing R&D team is looking for a Principal Data Scientist to help improve and maintain our pricing models. In this role, you’ll be working alongside our Pricing R&D and Actuarial teams from ideation to deployment, rapidly researching and testing new, innovative approaches to loss cost modeling. The ideal candidate will have experience in Private Passenger Auto, with expertise in the research process, evaluation protocols, and post-deployment analyses.

    Technical and thought leadership on the Pricing R&D team
    Continuous improvement of the predictive power of our loss cost models
    Development of a rigorous pre- and post-deployment frameworks
    Constantly search for new predictive rating elements
    Maintain and enhance the quantitative pipeline required for quickly moving proof-of-concepts into production

Minimum Qualifications

    5+ years of applying advanced quantitative methods to pricing P&C insurance products, with a preference towards private passenger auto
    Strong, demonstrated experience building, validating, and applying statistical machine learning methods.
    Strong programming skills with experience using SQL and modern packages in R.
    Experience with large-scale analytics on AWS platforms
    Exceptional communicator and storyteller.
    Data science maturity

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