Dallas, Texas

Job Description

Company Overview:
Req ID: 107768
NTT DATA Services strives to hire exceptional, innovative and passionate individuals who want to grow with us. If you want to be part of an inclusive, adaptable, and forward-thinking organization, apply now.
We are currently seeking a Senior Data Science Advisor (Data Mining, Python, R) to join our team in Addison, Texas (US-TX), United States (US).

Job Description:
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide Consultancy for data and analytics - Building data science and analytical solutions using Spark, Scala, Hadoop, R, Python, Alteryx, Azure Client for variety of Business problems in Insurance Domain
Work with leadership to understand needs and align those to potential data and analytics efforts for building data science and analytical solutions using Azure Client, R, Python,Spark, Scala, Hadoop, Alteryx for Data Analytics initiatives at National Life Group.
Demonstrates to internal and external stakeholders how analytics can be implemented to maximize business benefits (predictive segmentation, survival modelling, media mix modelling). Provides technical support, which includes strategic consulting, needs assessments, project scoping and the preparation/presentation of analytical proposals.
Responsible to apply highly developed analytical skills to work on all aspects of the life insurance value chain, ranging from risk models, fraud detection, process triaging, and marketing predictions to a variety of other analytics solutions.
Responsible to explore big data technology (Hive, Storm, Mahout) and NoSQL (mongoDB, Neo4j, Giraph) platforms to evaluate and implement optimal, effective and long term scalable database solutions in complex areas of agent hierarchy and commissions
Build National Life Analytics expertise using advanced statistical modeling techniques such as linear regression, logistic regression, survival analysis, GLM, tree models (Random Forests and GBM), cluster analysis (K-Means, SVM, GMM’s), principal components, feature creation, and validation
Develop a data center of excellence to aid the vision of improving overall customer experience by data enrichment, engineering and artificial intelligence (Neural Networks) to support business with the right leads for each customer to improve cross-sell, reduce lapses and customer satisfaction
Tests new statistical analysis methods, software and data sources using appropriate regularization techniques (Ridge, Lasso, elastic nets), variable selection techniques, feature creation (transformation, binning, high level categorical reduction, etc.) and validation (hold-outs, CV, bootstrap) for continual improvement of quantitative solutions.
Follows industry trends in insurance and related data/analytics processes and businesses. Share knowledge within Analytics group. Follow software practices that produce maintainable code, including automated testing, continuous integration, code style conformity, and code review
Functions as the analytics expert in meetings with other internal areas and external vendors.
Actively participates in proof of concept tests of new data, software and technologies. Assures compliance with regulatory and privacy requirements during design and implementation of modeling and analytics projects. Resolves problems and obstacles to timely and high-quality project completion.
Proactively and effectively communicate insights using data visualization tools (Tableau, R Shiny, Jupyter, D3) and various verbal and written formats with internal stakeholders on product design, data specification, model implementations, with partners on collaboration ideas and specifics, with clients and account teams on project/test results, opportunities, questions.
Promote a data-driven culture through ongoing partnership and dialog with the business
Nice to have skills: AI, Tableau
Basic Qualifications:
Minimum 5+ years’ experience in:
Data Mining
Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in:
Data Analyst-R

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.

Dallas, Texas

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