Perr&Knight is seeking an experienced professional to fill the position of Data Scientist in our Actuarial practice area. In this role the Data Scientist will be responsible for performing complex statistical analyses to determine pricing and market segmentation opportunities for our insurance industry clients.
The Data Scientist’s job responsibilities will include: following modeling best practices to support predictive analytic findings for our insurance clients; identifying, collecting, verifying and preparing data for use in modeling engagements; utilizing variable selection techniques to prioritize variables for multivariate analysis; developing optimal statistical models and methodologies that predict frequency/severity and forecast various business metrics; 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 assist in preparing documentation and written reports of findings for discussion and/or presentation to clients.
This position will be under the supervision of a Principal & Consulting Actuary and will work out of our Boca Raton, FL office. Alternate office locations and full-time telecommuting will also be considered.
• Knowledge and understanding of statistical theory, including Generalized Linear Models. • 3 - 5 years experience with demonstrating strong statistical skills in analyzing data using machine learning techniques • Excellent computer skills including advanced techniques and proficiencies in R and Python. Certifications a plus. • Experience working with large data sets in AWS environment. • Experience in property/casualty insurance industry a plus. • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with professionals from other disciplines who may be geographically dispersed.
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.