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17 Nov 2014

Full-Time Data Scientist for a major insurer

Cognizant Technology Solutions – Posted by aadityan New York, New York, United States

Job Description

A client of my company is in need of a Data Scientist to augment the current team in their modelling work.

The client is a major insurer with one of the best and brightest Analytics Groups I have ever dealt with (I am a consultant working with them currently). I say this after having worked with 15+ companies across 3 different industries.

The position may initially start as a contract-to-hire (the client hasn’t yet decided if they wish to directly hire full-time or go through a contract period first). If the position starts as a contract-to hire, then contingent upon meeting client requirements (one would assume that after the rigorous interview and the projects you work on, they would be met), they will extend a full-time offer. The contract is expected to be <=  6 months but the full-time offer can be extended anytime during the contract period.

Key requirements

  • 2-5 Years Experience
  • Deep knowledge of Statistics is an absolute must
  • Knowledge of insurance – Not needed. Client has promised to take care of this and it is a non-issue for them.
  • Very strong expertise in R needed. Has to be a super star.
  • Knowledge of Mathematica is preferred, but it is a future requirement, and not mandatory now.
  • Strong expertise with regression models (GLM mostly) needed.
  • Knowledge of Machine learning – Supervised and Unsupervised techniques. Random Forests, SVM, etc.
  • Knowledge of wide spectrum of modeling techniques
  • Exceptional programming skills in one or more platforms
  • The drive to deliver on commitments and an openness to new ideas

How to Apply

Please send me an email with your resume attached.

Job Categories: Consultant. Job Types: Full-Time.

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