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Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Application Deadline: None
Type: Not specified
Career Level: Associate
Salary Range: Not specified
Number of Jobs: 1
Relocation Available: No


Insurance, Finance


Job Duties Responsibilities GEICO – a proven online, mobile and industry leader -- seeks a proven highly motivated, experienced Lead Data Scientist to join our growing Decision Science team. The Data Scientist team drives strategic business initiatives by researching, analyzing and interpreting data; developing algorithms to evaluate customer behavior and identify areas of opportunity; presenting analysis and recommendations; and participating with business units and IT to deliver innovative, actionable business models. With more than 2,000 people working in IT at GEICO, not only are we a top employer for tech pros, we’re also at the cutting edge of our industry. At GEICO our business decision process by harnessing the power of Big Data through predictive analytics and innovative machine learning models. We’re utilizing emerging technologies to drive results, enhance our customers’ online experiences, and impact bottom line results.

As a Lead Data Scientist, you will apply logical, systematic approach to solving business problems using mathematical and statistical techniques, quantitative analytical approaches and innovative approaches to implement recommendations to drive change. The qualified candidate will direct a team of data scientists who support systems and business optimization through detailed analysis of GEICO’s data. The candidate will be responsible for assisting in the definition of data mining and machine learning strategies and the execution of corresponding procedures. The candidate will participate with, and direct the work of, a team of data scientists to find solutions for business problems through the use of data. The ideal candidate will lead as a collaborative team member a team of Decision Science Analysts involved in gathering, manipulating and synthesizing data, developing models and effectively identifying other information needed to draw conclusions, make recommendations and implement solutions. Candidate Qualifications • A background in data mining, machine learning and distributed computing is desired
• 6 plus years’ experience in a decision support analytic function is a must
• 4 plus years of quantitative analysis experience is desired
• Knowledge of Hadoop, Pig, Hive and MapReduce is desired
• Experience on a Hadoop Platform
• Experience with Python, Perl or other scripting language
• Familiarity with object-oriented programming concepts
• Experience in Java or C++ is a plus
• Demonstrated proficiency with statistical computing languages such as R, MATLAB, etc
• Experience with integrating large-scale heterogeneous datasets
• Expertise with statistical research techniques, including modeling, data mining, clustering and segmentation
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with third parties and internal staff at all levels of the organization
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Excellent organization and time management skills
• A proven record as a team player plus the ability to work independently given general direction
• Knowledge of streamline program analysis procedures in SQL, SAS, R, Pig, Python, Apache Mahout or other chosen languages
• Ability to create, deploy, maintain and refine decision management models
• Perform study and discovery of new data sources or new uses for existing data sources
• Participate in the design and implementation of statistical data quality procedures and implement data findings creatively in a variety of formats
• Assess and cultivate long-term strategic goals for Business Intelligence development in conjunction with Management, Engineers and other Data Scientists
• Ability to work closely across an array of various teams and organizations in the company to champion Big Data technologies and advanced analytics
• Ability to work with cross-departmental teams to define metrics, guidelines and strategies for effective use of algorithms and data
• Bachelor’s Degree or Master's Degree in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Operational Research or a related discipline Salary Information $110,000 to $120,000 based on experience. How To Apply Please click Apply Now to complete your application; you will need an active email address and phone number. Additionally, we request that you enter any work experience that you've had within at least the past five years. Once you begin your application you can save it if you need to access it later. Applicants please send your resume to About GEICO Driving your career. Insuring your future.

For more than 75 years, GEICO has stood out from the rest of the insurance industry! We are one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing auto insurers thanks to our low rates, outstanding service and clever marketing. We're an industry leader employing thousands of dedicated and hard-working associates. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, we offer associates training and career advancement in a financially stable and rewarding workplace.

Our associates' quality of life is important to us. Full-time GEICO associates are offered a comprehensive Total Rewards Program*, including:

* 401(k) and profit-sharing plans
* Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
* Paid vacation, holidays and leave programs
* Tuition reimbursement
* Associate assistance program
* Flexible spending accounts
* Business casual dress
* Fitness and dining facilities (at most locations)
* Associate clubs and sports teams
* Volunteer opportunities
* GEICO Federal Credit Union

* Benefit offerings for positions other than full-time may vary.

GEICO is an equal opportunity employer. Background and credit checks, hair or urine drug testing, and health assessments are required as part of our pre-employment process. Internal Use Only IND123 GDOORIT DBT #LI-POST

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