Sr. Director/ VP - Data Analytics, Decision Science - Insurance - New York, USA

Company:
GQR Global Markets
Location:
New York City, NY
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted:
7/22/2013

Job Description


JOB DESCRIPTION

 

As the Sr. Statistician in the Data Analytics group, you will be required to have excellent technical and communication capabilities. In addition to managing a team, you will be leveraging analytical and quantitative skills to support the insurance business in regard to decision science and operations research. There are very large data sets that need to be manipulated, models, and analyzed in order to provide effective solutions and implementation. 

Location:  New York, USA

Responsibilities:
  • Building and enhancing predictive and descriptive models to provide insights, data-driven strategies, and company profitability
  • Building and validating the actual code for data manipulation and modeling
  • Leading the efforts to create analytic solutions  and documenting the details for future follow-up
  • Keeping abreast with best practices and technological updates on big data and data analytics
  • Managing a team of statisticians, & reviewing and guiding their work

 

Qualifications:
  • Minimum MS/ PHD in a quant discipline (applied statistics, mathematics, econometrics, etc.)
  • Minimum 12+ years experience in a data analytics/ predictive modeler type role (preferably in insurance industry)
  • MUST have traditional data modeling background (i.e. must e able to build data models from scratch, not just enhancing existing models)
  • Advanced quantitative skills (statistical: GLM, ARIMA, Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods, machine learning, etc)
  • Expert computer skills: SAS (Base, Stat, Macro, etc), SQL & Unix/Linux; R, SPSS, Python, C++ are a plus
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and team management experience

 

This is an immediate hire, interviews are to begin soon and early application is advised. GQR also welcomes tentative enquiries from suitably qualified individuals.

Confidentiality and utmost discretion is 100% assured.

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