Perr&Knight is seeking an experienced professional to fill the position of Data Scientist in our Actuarial consulting area. The position can be located in any of our offices: Boca Raton, FL; Santa Monica, CA; Ft. Worth, TX; Jersey City, NJ or Cincinnati, OH. In this role the Data Scientist will be responsible for performing complex programming and analytics to determine pricing and market segmentation opportunities for our insurance industry clients. The Data Scientist will have direct contact with clients and may eventually assume supervisor responsibilities.
The Consultant’s job responsibilities will include: identifying, collecting, verifying and preparing client data and external data for use in predictive analytic engagements; handling big data and constructing datasets to facilitate analytics in the business of insurance; utilizing variable selection and regularization techniques; developing optimal models/machine learning algorithms following industry best practices and latest industry developments; designing and implementing metrics to monitor model expectations against experience to determine areas of model weakness; recommending changes to client underwriting selection criteria, rating factors and other business operations based on the output from the predictive models; and preparing written reports of findings for discussion and/or presentation to clients.
Knowledge and understanding of statistical theory and machine learning techniques, including generalized linear models, decision trees, AI and clustering techniques.
3+ years of relevant statistical modeling and data mining work experience.
Excellent programming skills including expertise in R and SQL. Ability to use advanced techniques to handle big data with structured and unstructured data.
Strong Project Management skills in order to meet deliverables
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with professionals from other disciplines who may be geographically dispersed
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Predictive Analytic certification
Experience in consulting/insurance industry
Preferred location in our Boca Raton, FL office.
Additional Salary Information: This position is bonus eligible.
Founded in 1994, Perr&Knight provides insurance consulting and software solutions to the property & casualty and accident & health industries. Services include actuarial consulting, product development, insurance policy and forms consulting, regulatory compliance, state filings, licensing, technology consulting, statistical reporting, data services, and predictive analytics. Software includes StateFilings.com, a leading cloud-based state filings management solution. With offices in Santa Monica, Boca Raton, the New York Metro Area, Fort Worth, and Cincinnati, and more than 100 insurance professionals, Perr&Knight is among the largest independent actuarial and insurance consulting firms in the United States.
Among the firm’s 100+ professionals are more than 20 Fellows and Associates of the Casualty Actuarial Society and members of the American Academy of Actuaries. Perr&Knight offers a comprehensive actuarial education program for employees pursuing their actuarial credentials and supports the continuing education of our credentialed actuaries. All of our actuarial positions are bonus eligible. Perr&Knight offers flexible working arrangements including full-time and part-time telecommuting and expanded office hours.