Lead Data Scientist Consultant (Remote - Homebased Worker)

Date Opened: Nov 18, 2021

Location: Remote, Remote, US

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

Job Summary


This role is responsible for leading the use of data to make decisions. This includes: the development and recommendation of new machine learning predictive modeling algorithms, the coding/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), and discovery of new business problems that can be solved through the use of machine learning/predictive modeling. The role is responsible for assisting in the recruitment, selection, mentorship and development of junior data scientists. This role will also begin to manage projects of medium to high complexity.

Key Responsibilities


  • Uses best practices to develop complex statistical, machine learning techniques to build models that address business needs and to improve the accuracy of our data and data-driven decisions
  • Reviews, evaluates, communicates and makes recommendation on appropriateness of modeling techniques and results to team, leadership and stakeholders to ensure these are well understood and incorporated into business processes. Develops and executes communication strategy, keeping stakeholders informed and influencing business partners and senior leaders on the effectiveness of machine learning/predictive modeling to solve business problems.
  • Collaborates with outside business units and works on data and complex business problems in order to improve the effectiveness of business decisions and business results through designing, building, and partnering to implement machine learning/predictive models.   Effectively understand the business' problems and requirements to identify the optimal modeling approach.  Develops frameworks/prototypes that integrate data and machine learning/predictive modeling to make business decisions. 
  • Identifies languages and tools that can bring efficiencies or needed techniques to the team. Identifies new areas of data, research and models and develops data sources that can solve business problems.
  • Utilizes effective project planning techniques to break down complex machine learning/predictive modeling and/or development projects into tasks, manage scope of projects, and ensure deadlines are kept.  Manages various analytical and modeling projects with small number of team members. 
  • Mentors and develops others
  • This job does not have supervisory responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications


Education and Experience 

  • Master’s or PhD and 5 or more years of related experience, preferred
  • Bachelor's and 8 or more years of related experience

Functional Skills

  • Proven experience in managing and manipulating large, complex datasets and ability to analyze and interpret moderate to complex concepts
  • Ability to provide written and oral interpretation of highly specialized terms and data, and ability to present this data to others with different levels of expertise 
  • Experience working with Agile team and demonstrated analytic agility with ability to quickly learn and switch topics
  • Ability to use and learn a wide variety of tools and languages to achieve results 
  • Proven ability to code and develop prototypes in languages such as Python, Spark
  • Ability to lead a project team of various skills levels 
  • Ability to manage a wide range of loosely defined moderate to complex situations, which require application of creativity and originality, where guidance and counsel may be unavailable
  • Ability to train, develop, and teach more junior modelers
  • Experience in using statistical modeling and/or machine learning techniques to build models that have driven company decision making
  • Knowledge of advanced machine learning techniques and libraries

The compensation range for this position is $117,000 to $144,800 per year based on experience and qualifications.


The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.


Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.


As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy. For a full description of Allstate’s benefits, visit allstate.jobs/benefits/


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