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GEICO’s Data Science team uses predictive analytics and innovative machine learning models to create value from data. We solve problems across GEICO, from Marketing to Claims and Underwriting, and are responsible for developing and driving strategic modeling initiatives. We see our projects through the entire data science lifecycle, from problem definition to data exploration, data munging, modeling, analysis, and deployment into production systems. We maintain a close partnership with IT to ensure that our models can be deployed quickly and monitored in a flexible deployment framework.

 

 

As a Data Scientist, you will be a member of this diverse and highly skilled team. On any given day, you may be exploring new data sets with a business or IT partner, learning the intricacies of a business process, building models, or coordinating the productionalization of a model. You will use a variety of tools (including SQL, Python, R, Spark, and shell scripting) in a variety of environments (including various databases, Linux servers, and Hadoop). You’ll work in a highly collaborative, team environment where you will quickly develop wide ranging exposure to new methods and best practices for conducting data science in a commercial environment.

 

 

Expected Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline, such as statistics, data science, computer science, mathematics, engineering, physics, etc.  Advanced degree strongly preferred
  • 2+ years’ experience and solid understanding of machine learning techniques. Academic and internship experience may also be considered.
  • 2+ years' experience of combined industry/academic experience with predictive modeling, and advanced analytics
  • Solid understanding and experience with advanced statistics and modern machine learning predictive techniques such as GLMs, decision trees, forests, boosted ensembles, neural networks, deep learning, etc.
  • Strong coding skills using common data science tools, such as Python (strongly preferred), R, Linux/Unix command line and shell scripting, etc.
  • Strong skills in data processing using SQL, Hive, Impala, Spark, or equivalent querying language
  • Familiarity with distributed storage and big data computing technology (AWS, Hadoop, Spark, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Passion for extracting hidden insights and building machine learning systems that enhance business outcomes

 

Note: The safety of our associates, both current and future, is GEICO’s highest priority. At this time, most of our associates are working remotely due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates who are selected for this position will be trained remotely and must be able to work from home in a designated work area.  Once GEICO determines it is safe for associates to return to the office, candidates may be required to work in our Chevy Chase, MD office.

 

About GEICO
  
For more than 75 years, GEICO has stood out from the rest of the insurance industry! We are one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing auto insurers thanks to our low rates, outstanding service and clever marketing. We're an industry leader employing thousands of dedicated and hard-working associates. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, we offer associates training and career advancement in a financially stable and rewarding workplace.
 

Benefits: As a full-time Data Scientist, you’ll enjoy our Total Rewards Program* to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including: 

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period*
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Plan with Profit Sharing
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Training and Licensures

*Benefits may be different by location.  Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service. 

**Coverage begins with the pay period after hire date. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.

 

 * *Benefit offerings for positions other than full-time may vary.


GEICO is an equal opportunity employer. GEICO conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.


How to Apply

 

Click "Apply for Job" to complete your application. You will need an active email address and phone number. Please upload your resume, preferably as Word .doc files or PDF. Once you begin your application you can save it and access it later. Your application should include any work and/or internship experience from at least the past five years.

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