• Predictive Information Analyst

    Location Name MO, Chesterfield - 14755 North Outer Forty
    Date Posted
    1 week ago(1/14/2019 10:55 AM)
    Midwest Employers Casualty
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    Midwest Employers Casualty (MEC) is a member of the W. R. Berkley Corporation, a fortune 500 company, rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, based in Chesterfield, MO. We improve the quality of life for employees severely injured on the job and help companies understand and mitigate their risk for workers’ compensation injuries. MEC has a friendly, results-focused work environment. We seek employees who take initiative, are quick to adapt, are dependable, and like working as part of a team.


    This position is responsible for assisting the Predictive Analytics Group by supporting our report infrastructure, developing new code, analyzing internal and external data, working with both internal and external customers, and participating in project execution.

    Reporting responsibilities include the MEC web portal reports and any production reports developed by the Group. This responsibility requires executing the entire system development lifecycle including report requirements gathering, relevant data identification, prototyping, report creation, testing, code management, code promotion, and documentation. Responsibilities also include troubleshooting, documenting, and resolving identified issues with Predictive Analytics reports.

    Further, this position will engage in data analysis and programming to support requests from both inside and outside the Predictive Analytics Group. Analysis and programming may include exploring new data visualization techniques, developing new data structures, exploring and documenting new data, data defect investigation, and other tasks as required. Responsibilities also include assisting with code promotion and assisting with project management for Predictive Analytics Group initiatives.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Data analysis, report development, report publication and data visualization.
    • Servicing the data needs of both internal and external customers by providing reports and/or electronic files, as needed.
    • Ensure that data and/or associated reports are accurate and securely delivered in a timely fashion.
    • Utilize data to identify known and unknown business problems and formulate methods for utilizing data and technology to control for and positively impact the identified issues.
    • Identification and reporting of data errors for correction.
    • Act as a liaison between the Group and IT staff and Data Services staff (and other departments inside the MECC organization) as the business subject matter expert regarding data, data structures, applications and any systems utilized by the Predictive Analytics Group. 
    • Primary Responsibilities:

      • Programming, data analysis, data visualization, report development, and report publication.
      • Actively participating in Predictive Analytics Group initiatives by assisting with project management and project execution.
      • Servicing the data needs of external customers by providing analysis, reports and/or electronic files, as needed.
      • Ensuring that data and/or associated reports are accurate and securely delivered in a timely fashion.
      • Answering inquiries about Predictive Analytics Group reports and provide feedback regarding findings.
      • Analyzing internal and external data to explore various business problems and document findings.
      • Identifying and documenting data errors for correction.
      • Acting as a liaison between the Predictive Analytics Group and other departments inside the MEC organization.

      Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


      • Take high-level project requirements and formulate timelines, milestones and tasks as part of project execution. Provide project status reports to management regarding project progress.
      • Experience with reporting tools and analytics methods.
      • Ability to communicate complex analytical subject matter clearly and concisely.
      • Experience in building data structures to support analytical initiatives including predictive modeling.
      • Proven ability to connect unrelated data sets from sources both inside and outside the organization and use the same to extract meaningful insights.
      • History of working with very large databases for analytical purposes. This would include both transactional systems and data warehouse systems.
      • Expert level understanding of Microsoft Office tools – especially Excel, Access and PowerPoint
      • Understanding of SQL Databases and the SQL Programming Language – SQL Server / Oracle and including programming in T-SQL, PL/SQL or the like.
      • Prior programming experience with R, Python, Java or another programming language.




    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Possess an understanding of information technology practices relating to data, data warehousing, ETL processes and data mining.
    • Working knowledge and experience with developing reports utilizing tools such as SQL Server Reporting Services, Tableau, etc.
    • Understanding of project management practices and approaches including waterfall and Agile methodologies. Experience with project management software such as Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Jira, etc.
    • Experience with code management (version control) techniques utilizing tools such as Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Github, etc.


    Formal Education & Certification

    • Education – Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Actuarial Sciences, Engineering or similar.

    Personal Attributes

    • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills.
    • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
    • Ability to translate very complex subject matter into understandable written and oral communications

    Work Conditions

    • Occasional evening and weekend work to meet deadlines.
    • Sitting for extended periods of time.
    • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard or mouse, and to handle other computer components.
    • Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as laptop computers and reference books.



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