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Junior Data Scientist


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

  • 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%

Education Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Statistics, Economics, Data Science, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field preferred.
  • Advanced Degree (Masters, PhD) 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 experiences on modeling & analytics 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 Python (or R) and database skills.
  • Relationship management skills.
  • Ability to create effective business partner relationships.
  • Strong technical skills in marketing analysis, statistical and machine learning modeling, optimization, and simulation.

Additional Qualification

Job Location(s): US - CA - WoodlndHll-Wrnr, US - IL - Chicago-Clark

Want to learn more about our culture & opportunities? Check out farmers.com/careers and be sure to follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn!

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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