• Data Scientist-Property & Casualty

    Location Name DE, Wilmington
    Date Posted
    1 month ago(12/20/2018 4:02 PM)
    Berkley Re America
    Primary Location
    Information Technology
  • Company Details

    Berkley Small Business (BSBS) is a W.R. Berkley Company committed to providing small business customers with the next generation of small business solutions, including offering operational, underwriting and marketing opportunities. Good isn’t good enough for our Berkley Small Business team. We champion our customers, always seeking a smarter way to provide a more efficient and better user experience.


    We are a proud member of W. R. Berkley Corporation, one of the largest commercial lines property casualty insurance holding companies in the United States. With the resources of a large Fortune 500® corporation and the flexibility of a small company, we exclusively work with select independent agents to bring technology solutions that help them build their business.


    As a data scientist for Berkley Small Business, you will play an integral part in changing the way insurance is delivered. The role will allow you to apply cutting-edge machine learning algorithms to a variety of business problems, and your contributions could be add value immediately as you join a team committed to data-driven decision-making. This creates an environment where your models could be quickly implemented and have a real impact on the business. The role will provide exposure to a wide range of commercial insurance lines.



    • Build statistical models to both select and price insurance business
    • Evaluate and refine existing models to increase profitability
    • Help build internal platforms and infrastructure to speed up the data science life cycle
    • Clearly communicate model results to senior leaders
    • Influence others through effective presentations
    • Collaborate with business experts to improve existing processes through analytics





    • Strong ability and willingness to learn new technologies in a short time
    • Excellent analytical skills, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills
    • Problem-solution orientation and passion for process improvement
    • Advanced statistics, modeling, and data visualization experience
    • Proven track record of success with broad direction and fluid requirements
    • Strong collaboration skills with diverse teams and executive management
    • Demonstrated ability to transform data into actionable information
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills



    • Requires 2-5 years of experience in a data science or analytics role
    • Proficient in SQL with experience extracting and cleaning data for modeling purposes
    • Proficient in Python or R
    • Proven knowledge of machine learning techniques and an understanding of traditional statistical methods such as GLMs
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences
    • Publicly available code (e.g. GitHub, Bitbucket, Kaggle) is a plus
    • Strongly Preferred- experience in the P&C Insurance industry



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