Western National is in search of an Actuarial Data Analyst/Data Scientist to join its growing Actuarial team. This opportunity will work alongside our team to help assist in data modeling to help with optimizing pricing for the organization.
The ideal candidate will have previous Data Modeling experience with a strong preference toward someone with Actuarial background. This role will be working in the Property and Casualty Insurance space and previous experience in that world would be very helpful.
Collaborate with internal customers to identify business needs; prioritize requests; develop, test and implement data analytics and predictive modeling.
Expand understanding and use of data within the organization by presenting analysis, results and recommendations to reduce costs and increase revenue.
Research and test new modeling and implementation techniques to optimize flow of analytics information to internal consumers.
Assist in development and implementation of tools and software additions to support BI goals.
Recommend and implement algorithm deployment and management strategy for predictive models.
Identify, develop, and implement analytics strategies where precedents and procedures may not exist.
Work cross functionally to identify internal customer data analytics needs.
Job Requirements and Qualifications
3+ years of Data Modeling or similar experience.
Experience in Property & Casualty Insurance is preferred.
Demonstrated experience working with large relational data sets.
Working knowledge in at least 1 statistical language (R,Python,SAS) developing and implementing predictive models.
Proven ability to communicate complex technical information in common language to foster teaching and analytics guidance to internal customers.
Advanced experience in analytics, data cleaning, and predictive modeling.
Proven ability to work in a self-directed or team environment with little guidance when necessary.
Demonstrated ability to adapt to and lead rapid change.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Proficient use of various core systems, office and computer equipment and software packages.
Ability to write queries in SQL.
Experience with dashboard development (Tableau, SAS, Qlik, etc. ) is preferred.
Experience implementing analytics and predictive models into dashboard or stand-alone solutions is preferred.
Familiarity with implementing analytics/predictive models into web platforms (Shiny, Django, Java, etc.) is preferred.
Familiarity with non-relational language (Hadoop, etc.) is preferred.
Western National Insurance is a growing, A+ rated (A.M. Best) group of property-and-casualty insurance companies serving individuals, families, and businesses in 20 states across the Midwestern and Western U.S. plus Alaska. Currently ranked as the 57th largest private company by revenue in Minnesota (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal), Western National has consistently earned accolades as an employer of choice, including as a Star Tribune Top Workplace (2011 – 2016), and previously as a recipient of the Minnesota Business Ethics Award, as a Minnesota Business Magazine Top 100 Workplace, as a Principal Financial “10 Best” Company, and as a finalist for the Alfred P. Sloan “When Work Works” Award.
Western National is known as “The Relationship Company®”, and caring for employees is a key part of that relationship commitment. Western National offers competitive pay, advancement opportunities, a generous benefits package, a robust wellbeing program, and a healthy work/life balance (including three weeks of paid time off, nine paid holidays, and eight hours of paid volunteer time as a starting point for new employees). These attributes are just some of the reasons why nearly half of our employees choose to stay on the Western National team for 10 years or more.
Our benefits package includes:
401(k) company match
Medical insurance – We offer affordable (thanks to a strong employer subsidy), above-average coverage and the choice of either a traditional Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) option OR a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) option
Western Wellbeing program – Including on-site massage, yoga classes, salad and healthy snack days, sit/stand workstations, nutrition seminars, and more
100% company-paid tuition reimbursement for approved, job-relevant coursework
Discounts on automobile and homeowner's insurance
Other standard employee benefits – Including dental insurance, vision benefits, life insurance, disability insurance, and more
We could continue to list the things that we think make Western National a great place to work, but why not hear it instead from actual current and former employees? Here are some quotes that Western National employees have posted to the Glassdoor public review site:
“Excellent company which prioritizes customer service and community service.”
“Just a great place to come to work, and stay for a career. I love the personal touch from [the] executive suite on down. [The] CEO is on a first-name basis with everyone.”
“Above-average benefits, especially on the health insurance front.”
“I have felt welcomed here and I feel like the Senior Management cares.”
(For more reviews from current and former Western National employees, you can visit the company’s Glassdoor page here: http://bit.ly/2qXtl4A .)
***Western National is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.***
About Western National Insurance
Western National Insurance Group is a private mutual insurance company with 115 years of experience serving policyholders' property-and-casualty insurance needs. From our roots as a St. Paul-based fire insurance company for Minnesota's creameries and cheese factories, to our current role as a super-regional insurance company for individuals, families, and businesses all over the Midwestern, Northwestern, and Southwestern United States, our company has always defined success as a measure of the relationships we've built over time. We believe it's this commitment to relationships that explains our stability and growth over the past century, and which will continue to do so in the years to come.
At Western National, we distribute our policies exclusively through Independent Insurance Agents—professionals who are focused on your insurance needs, not ours. We are proud supporters of our Independent Insurance Agency Partners and their regional associations.