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Junior Data Scientist


Job Summary


  • Part of a group of data scientists applying state of the art analytics and ETL to Distribution, Life and Financial Services challenges. 
  • Leverages customer information such as macro and micro (transactional) behavioral data to influence strategic business decisions while using complex, innovative analytics, multi-variate models, machine learning and data mining technologies.
  • Helps operationalize business decisions.
  • Drives home a Measures of Success culture within Farmers with a focus on profitable growth initiatives. 
  • Helps deepen and expand the data science toolkits available to Farmers. 
  • Contributes to Farmers understanding of market intelligence.  Includes business, strategy and IT implications in all initiatives.

Essential Job Functions

  • Hands on ability to do advanced modeling, program, and ETL to drive home projects. Python, GitHub, Machine Learning and multi-variate modeling, APIs, SQL, ETL software.  Drives home best use of software and hardware. 15%


  • Supports complex and often vague business challenges involving data science for Farmers.  Helps define and understands the scope of projects including measures of success and a data science project vision (roadmap for the team and tools).  Helps execute on project plans with a sense of urgency succeeding in hitting deliverable dates. 30%


  • Partners with IT, business, and Data Management teams in understanding and utilizing our data infrastructure for projects both improving ingestion of information as well as operationalization of results. 15%


  • Will develop a deep knowledge of consumer analytics including closure models, retention models, agency economics, lead optimization. 15%


  • Collaborates with business partners, executives and other leaders to understand analytical needs in projects.  Helps drive fact-based decision making and a measures of success culture. 5%


  • Ability to present complex information clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences at all levels of a project including PowerPoint.  10%


  • Desire and ability to grow and learn technical and non-technical skills including programming skills.   10%

Physical Actions

  • Sits or stands for extended periods of time, up to a full work shift. Occasionally reaches overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping. Occasionally moves, lifts, carries, and places objects and supplies weighing 0-10 pounds without assistance. Listens to, interprets, and differentiates auditory information (e.g. others speaking) at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Visually verifies and reads information. Visually locates material, resources and other objects. Ability to operate a computer for extended periods of time, up to a full work shift. Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate keyboard and other office equipment up to a full work shift.

Physical Environment

  • This position operates in an open office working environment which will include normal and customary distractions, noise, and interruptions.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Statistics, Economics, Data Science, Mathematics or related field preferred.
  • Masters Degree in Statistics, Economics, Data Science, Mathematics or related field preferred.  Or relevant work experience that is related to this (like ACAS/FCAS)

Experience Requirements

  • 2 -3 years   Business planning, analytics or statistics with Farmers or equivalent external experience.
  • Experience solving quantitative problems and using data science in for complex business questions with a focus on consumer behavior

Special Skill Requirement

  • Strong excel and database skills.
  • Relationship management skills.
  • Ability to create effective business partner relationships.
  • Strong technical skills in marketing analysis, statistical analysis, mathematical modeling, optimization and simulation.
  • Strong with PC databases, spreadsheets, and statistics.

Additional Qualification

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles