Arity-Senior Data Scientist - Telematics

Date Opened: Feb 25, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

Founded by The Allstate Corporation in 2016, Arity is a data and analytics company focused on improving transportation. We collect and analyze enormous amounts of data, using predictive analytics to build solutions with a single goal in mind: to make transportation smarter, safer and more useful for everyone.

At the heart of that mission are the people that work here—the dreamers, doers and difference-makers that call this place home. As part of that team, your work will showcase both your intelligence and your creativity as you tackle real problems and put your talents towards transforming transportation.

That’s because at Arity, we believe work and life shouldn’t be at odds with one another. After all, we know that your unique qualities give you a unique perspective. We don’t just want you to see yourself here. We want you to be yourself here.

The Data Science and Analytics Team

Arity Data Science & Analytics combines technical knowledge in fields such as mathematics, computer programming, and data engineering with business expertise. We’re passionate about learning new disciplines and techniques to deliver top-notch analytics products. Armed with billions of miles of driving data, we constantly challenge ourselves to seek out opportunities for new products and ways to make our existing offerings better. Our purpose is to extract meaning from data to make Arity’s vision of safer, smarter, and more useful transportation a reality.

The Role

This role will be dedicated to Arity's Platform team, focusing on better predicting driving behavior using sensor data. All data scientists across product teams at Arity are responsible for leading the use of data to make decisions, including:

  • The development and management of new machine learning predictive modeling algorithms
  • The coding and development of tools that use machine learning/predictive modeling to make business decisions
  • Searching for and integrating new data (both internal and external) that improves our modeling and machine learning results (and ultimately our decisions)
  • Discovery of solutions to business problems that can be solved through the use of machine learning/predictive modeling

As an ideal candidate, you appreciate the difference between fitting and implementing statistical models, the importance of good metrics, and the significance of large-volume high-quality data. You can perceive common structure between superficially unrelated problems, and can use this to build tools, algorithms, and products of high value. This role will also begin to manage projects of medium complexity.

  • Uses best practices to develop statistical, machine learning techniques to build models that address business needs
  • Manages data and data requests to improve the accuracy of our data and decisions made from data analysis
  • Uses and learns a wide variety of tools and languages to achieve results (e.g., R, SAS, Python, Hadoop)
  • Identifies languages and tools that can bring efficiencies or needed techniques to the team
  • Works on data and business problems to drive improved business results through designing, building, and partnering to implement models
  • Collaborates with the team to improve the effectiveness of business decisions through the use of data and machine learning/predictive modeling
  • Understands the business’ problems to identify the optimal modeling approach
  • Communicates to team members, leadership and stakeholders on findings to ensure models are well understood and incorporated into business processes
  • Utilizes effective project planning techniques to break down moderately complex projects into tasks and ensure deadlines are kept
  • Works with leaders to ensure the project will meet their needs
  • The development and execution of a communication strategy, with appropriate coaching, that keeps all relevant stakeholders informed and provides an opportunity to influence the direction of the work
  • Reviews and evaluates on appropriateness of techniques, given current modeling practices, to senior leadership
  • Leads and participates in peer reviews, code reviews and other department activities



  • Degree in a quantitative field such as statistics, mathematics, computer science, finance or related discipline
  • Multi-year background in machine learning and modeling
  • Background in physics and engineering
  • Strong python experience
  • Strong written presentation skills; ability to provide written interpretation of highly specialized terms and data
  • Collaboration oriented
  • Experience in managing and manipulating large, complex datasets
  • Experience in working with statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, MatLab, R, CART, etc.
  • Ability to code and develop prototypes in languages such as Python, Perl, Java, C
  • Knowledge of advanced modeling technique, experience in using statistical modeling and/or machine learning techniques to build models
  • Demonstrated analytic agility


  • Background in telematics
  • Strong programming background
  • Experience working with big data
  • Strong verbal communication skills; ability to present data to others with different levels of expertise

That’s the day-to-day, now let’s talk about the rest of it. As we mentioned, Arity was founded by The Allstate Corporation. But you’ll be working for—and at—Arity. It’s the best of both worlds. You’ll get access to the full suite of Allstate benefits and work in a fast-paced startup culture. That’s more than just free breakfasts, brain breaks and ping pong. It’s a culture that encourages you to be you.

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