Zurich NA Associate Data Scientist (I-a) in Schaumburg, Illinois

Associate Data Scientist (I-a)


Job Summary

Zurichis looking for an Associate Data Scientist to join the Predictive AnalyticsCenter of Excellence (CoE) team that is based in Schaumburg, Illinois. Thisteam is responsible for delivering risk insights that improve business profitabilityand help our customers better understand and protect against risk. You willtake a leading role in solving business challenges by applying advancedanalytical techniques to complex data sets.

As an Associate Data Scientist, you will:

  • Understand business problems and structure analytical approaches to solve themPrepare data sets (internal and external, as well as structured and unstructured) needed to test hypotheses and build models

  • Generate distinctive risk insights that deliver improved business results

  • Build and implement predictive models and other analytical solutions

  • Monitor performance of models in production and help assess their business impactWork with end users and maintain collaborative relationships throughout the organization

  • Commit to continuous education and personal development by sharing technical knowledge with team members and business partners.

Applies advanced analytical techniques to complex data sets to develop distinctive analytical and risk insights that deliver improvements in business results. Builds optimal data sets to test hypotheses drawing from a broad mix of data sources. Generates distinctive analytical and risk insights under direction of senior members. Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships throughout the organization; is a strong contributor to distinctive analytical and risk insights within the Predictive Analytics Center of Excellent (CoE). Will work with one or more areas of the business such as claims, marketing, sales & distribution, strategy, underwriting, etc.

Client Internally Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on delivering service to internal clients, usually at the line manager or employee level. May involve sharing subject matter expertise to others in the organization or supporting others in their efforts to deliver on our promise.

Job Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics or Mathematics and 0 or more years’ experience in transforming data for use in the business analysis area


  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree in Computer Science, Statistics or Mathematics and 0 or more years’ experience in transforming data for use in the business analysis area


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent with experience in Computer Science, Statistics or Mathematics and 2 or more years of experience in transforming data for use in the business analysis area


  • Experience applying data transformation techniques such as exact and probabilistic matching methods; fuzzy matching, text mining and data reduction


  • Experience with statistical and predictive modeling techniques such as GLM, machine learning, GBM, decision trees, clustering, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or Statistics, or other relevant STEM degree

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, especially the ability to translate technical results for business audiences in a clear and concise manner

  • Experience preparing data and/or developing insights for use in business decisions

  • Experience with programming and data tools such as R, Python, SAS, MATLAB, SQL Server, Hadoop, Hive, Pig etc

  • Advanced problem solving skills.

Additional Information

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve. Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world. Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

EOE disability/vets

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 04/17/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180001L2