Director of Data Science in Chicago, IL at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 9/11/2019

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    Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for leading the development and implementation of homeowner’s predictive models for our growing Preferred and Premier Homeowner’s product lines.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Build predictive models using GLM, logistic regression, and other means, in support of creation and implementation of new rating plans and other initiatives
  • Work collaboratively with team members to execute on all aspects of model development, including data extraction/ data load, data cleansing, variable creation, and model building
  • Develop and implement models for insurance loss, conversion, retention, and price optimization
  • Monitor the performance of current models that are in place and recommend changes to models
  • Design and manipulate large datasets across platforms
  • Identify new opportunities to leverage analytics within the company
  • Analyze new data sources for availability and quality, and integrate with internal sources to support research or analytics
  • Participate in presentations to business users
  • Participate in the training and development of staff and manage projects from research design through conclusions and recommendations


Minimum Skills and Competencies:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor Degree or in-lieu of degree equivalent education, training and work-related experience
  • 10+ years of experience in an analytics driven role
  • 3+ years of experience managing people and projects
  • Strong programming skills, specifically in SAS, SQL, and R
  • Strong programming expertise in data manipulation using SAS (or SQL in a similar analytics/database package, such as SQL server)
  • Expertise with predictive modeling software including R and Python
  • Expertise with insurance predictive modeling, specifically homeowners products
  • Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)


Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor Degree, Master Degree or higher degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Actuarial Science, or other related field of study
  • Actuarial designation (ACAS, FCAS, CSPA)
  • 3+ years of insurance industry experience
  • P&C insurance industry background with working knowledge of homeowner's insurance
  • Understanding of insurance product design and mathematical underpinnings of rating algorithms
  • Strong analytic skills, especially in predictive modeling and data mining techniques
Job posting ID: 2019-3261

Job Requirements


About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp. is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A– (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.

National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!

Companies and Partners

Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.

In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:

• Paid Training
• Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
• Wellness Programs
• Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k w/ Company Match
• Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
• Employee Discount Program
• Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
• On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
• On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
• Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000.



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