Zurich NA Associate Data Scientist in Schaumburg, Illinois

Associate Data Scientist


Job Summary

Zurich is looking for an Associate Data Scientist to join the Predictive Analytics Center of Excellence in our North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois or Jersey City, New Jersey.

Zurich’s Predictive Analytics team makes a real difference to how Zurich and our customers manage risk. The team uses their insurance expertise, data and advanced analytics to solve real business problems.

The Associate Data Scientist role blends advanced analytics with business problem solving, working with team members to deliver solutions.

As an Associate Data Scientist, you will:

  • Support the collaboration with business stakeholders to understand their problems and structure an advanced analytical solution to solve it.

  • Scan and prepare a broad spectrum of internal and external, structured and unstructured data to test hypotheses

  • Supports the design, development and validation of models built using a variety of modeling techniques.

  • Work with cross-functional teams to put models into production, and provide support on IT implementation and system integration of models

  • Contributes to the team’s collaboration with stakeholders after model deployment to monitor the model for accuracy, for execution (is it being used appropriately) and to ensure that it’s generating the desired impact

The Associate Data Scientist also contributes to the broader Predictive Analytics team by:

  • Supporting the development of best practices and improvements to analytic techniques to solve business challenges.

  • Sharing business knowledge, as well as learning and ideas on business problem solving

  • Building collaborative relationships across the organization

Job Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics or Mathematics and 0 (zero / none) 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 (zero / none) 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.

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Other Locations: United States-New Jersey-Jersey City

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 11/26/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180008AL

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.