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Research Development Specialist


We are Farmers!

Join a team of diverse professionals at Farmers to acquire skills on the job and apply your learned knowledge to future roles at Farmers. Farmers Insurance also offers extensive training opportunities through the award winning University of Farmers named by Training magazine amongst top 10 corporate training units in the world.

Job Summary

Performs all manner of research in areas pertaining to the business as directed by Executive Management. Develops recommendations based on research results. Spearheads special projects as directed.

Essential Job Functions

  • Performs quantitative and qualitative business research including such areas as competitors’ operations.
  • Researches compliance issues, questions, individual regulatory-related matters (i.e., practices, proposals, etc.), identifies regulatory compliance deficiencies and potential problems, provides guidance and renders compliance opinions in the development of alternate solutions or implementation of corrective action.
  • Gathers and performs analysis of all necessary data.
  • Applies creative and innovative thinking to empirical data to explore our best solutions.
  • Develops appropriate recommendations based on results of study or inquiry.
  • Limited travel required to educational conferences and branch visitations.
  • Networks with credit union industry peers to share knowledge.
  • Researches and develops new products and services.
  • Acts as project manager for new endeavors, coordinating the involvement of credit union departments with third party vendors and consultants.
  • Coordinates staff communication and training for new products and services.
  • Performs limited functions as corporate historian/librarian. Performs other functions as assigned.

Education Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred in a business or related field of study, including twelve units of accounting or finance.

Experience Requirements

  • One year experience in a member/customer service position in a consumer financial institution and two years of analytical research in a financial institution.


Preferred Skills:

  • WebFOCUS (Build queries using SQL and Understand Keys and relational tables)
  • Advanced Excel and Pivot Tables
  • Power Query
  • "R" programming language

Physical Actions

  • Required job duties include driving, walking, standing, and lifting and/or carrying 20 lbs. maximum. Required job duties involve airline travel and use of personal and rental cars. Travel up to 20% of time away from home. Mostly sedentary general office environment work.

Physical Environment

  • Required job duties are normally performed in a climate- controlled office environment, with some exposure to uncontrolled outside environmental conditions and travel via automobile and/or commercial transportation.

Job Location(s): US - RW - Remote Work - Farmers

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