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Senior Data Scientist

Company name
Kemper Corporation.

Chicago, IL

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Position Summary:

Kemper has an immediate need for a Senior Data Scientist in our corporate headquarters location in Chicago, IL. You will work as part of a team to build predictive models designed to support the Kemper organization in areas such as risk selection, customer segmentation and lifetime value, insurance pricing, operational efficiency, and fraud detection.

Position responsibilities will include:

• Developing and automating predictive modeling processes that can be deployed through the organization to solve reoccurring analytics needs (ex: state specific implementations).

• Aiding the decision making process of our internal customers by building easy to deploy tools that present both insightful data summaries and actionable modeling results.

• Functioning as both project lead and supervisor for teams of 3-5 analysts. Ensure compliance with both analytics best practices and corporate standards while emphasizing analyst training and development.

• Providing implementation support for completed projects to insure work results are successfully deployed in the marketplace.

• Experimenting with and conduct internal peer reviews for new modeling techniques to continually improve on existing methodologies.

• Meeting with key stakeholders to understand the processes and work streams of the area, identify problems that can be solved through predictive modeling and propose appropriate solutions;

• Prioritizing projects based on the positive impacts to the business

• Acting as an analytics resource in executive meetings and advise the leadership team on the best approaches to data driven solutions to corporate problems.

You will also serve as project coordinator for complex work streams that include multiple projects and address the research needs of an entire corporate function. Provide guidance and feedback to managers on analyst performance.

Position Qualifications:

• 5+ years of experience in a data science environment; financial industry preferred.

• Graduate degree in a quantitative field preferred: Mathematics, Statistics, CS, Physics etc.

• Excellent overall communication skills, particularly possessing the ability to translate technical results for wide audiences

• Proficiency and experience with several modeling techniques such as generalized linear models, decision trees, ensemble learning, regularized models (ridge/lasso/nets), clustering or neural networks.

• Solid coding skills and proficient with at least one programming language (C++, Java, Python etc.)

• Ability to work with various data formats – from delimited text files to ODBC connections and relational databases.

• Ability to combine various analysis methods to solve complex business problems, including using mathematical optimization techniques to combine predictions of different statistical models

• strong skills with both SAS or R, including an understanding of each tools comparative strengths

Apply here for a job where you can be appreciated:

Our employees enjoy great benefits:

• Qualify for your choice of health and dental plans within your first month.

• Save for your future with robust 401(k) match, Health Spending Accounts and various retirement plans.

• Learn and Grow with our Tuition Assistance Program, paid certifications and continuing education programs.

• Contribute to your community through United Way and volunteer programs.

• Balance your life with generous paid time off and business casual dress.

• Protect what you love with discounts on home and auto insurance products.

• Get employee discounts for shopping, dining and travel through Kemper Perks.

Kemper at a glance

With $8 billion in assets, Kemper is one of the nation's leading insurers. The Kemper family of companies specializes in home, auto, life, health and valuables insurance products for individuals, families and businesses.

Kemper’s underwriting companies* are rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, the leading insurance industry rating authority. Kemper services six million policies and ranks among the top 25 personal lines property and casualty writers and the 2016 Ward’s 50 Top Performers list of life insurance companies.

*Alliance United Insurance Company is not rated.

We value diversity and strive to be an employer of choice. An Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V


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Kemper Corporation.
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Company Profile
Kemper is a diversified insurance holding company with subsidiaries that provide an array of products to the individual and small business market. Kemper Personal and Commercial Lines sells Auto, Home and Package Plus policies through independent agencies. Kemper Specialty California sells personal Auto insurance in the state of California through independent agents and brokers to customers who may have had difficulties obtaining or maintaining insurance in the past. Kemper Direct sells Auto and Home by phone and online. Kemper also offers Life and Health Insurance through Kemper Home Service Companies and Reserve National.

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