Aon is looking for a Data Scientist
Aon is looking for a Data Scientist in the Actuarial & Analytics (A&A) practice of Aon's Global Risk Consulting business group. As part of an industry-leading team, you will help empower results for our clients by delivering innovative and effective solutions as part of our A&A team in San Francisco, CA.
Your impact as a Data Scientist
The world of analytics is expanding rapidly, and insurance is no exception. Conventional actuarial work using traditional tools (e.g., Excel) and techniques is being challenged and augmented by new approaches. As a result, the A&A practice is seeking a data scientist to help convert current tools to newer platforms, improve existing tools and benchmarks, and explore new tools and models.
As a data scientist, you will be responsible for working with other A&A practice members to learn current models and approaches; as part of this process, a certain amount of client work with existing tools will be required. This will involve supporting daily activity including, but not limited to: data cleansing and formatting, actuarial modeling, project management, report creation and distribution, and presentation development. You must also be willing to continue to learn new things, both through internal networking (e.g., with other Aon data scientists) and through external/industry research. You should have an aptitude for problem solving, be able to handle deadlines, and have the capacity to juggle multiple projects at once.
Finally, you will be expected to join the A&A practice's R/Python Working Group, which was recently formed to train a small team of actuaries in data science tools and techniques. In this role, you would serve as a mentoring resource to the team, helping to guide development of new models and subsequent deployment to the broader practice. As such, you must be comfortable working in multidisciplinary teams and communicating technical concepts to a broader, less programming-oriented audience.
Duties and Responsibilities
Improving Existing Approaches
Gain understanding of existing tools by supporting a variety of ongoing actuarial work, including loss reserving, loss forecasting, self-insurance analysis, etc.
Assist in replacing and displacing spreadsheet-based approaches wherever feasible.
Assist in improving benchmarking efforts, whether in data collection or analysis.
Produce documentation and assist in training efforts for broader roll-outs as needed.
Developing New Approaches
Apply predictive analytics tools to both automate existing processes and produce new insights.
Improve reporting and visualization of analysis results for both internal and external audiences.
Suggest innovative ways to collect and compile data from existing resources to produce new products and services, as well as greater insights into client needs and operations.
Continue to learn industry best practices around data manipulation, aggregation, and analysis to support the A&A teams' goal of leading the industry in actuarial data science.
Efficiently deliver quality products and services to clients or colleagues on time, and ensure work product consistently meets expectations for accuracy, process, and reasonability.
Continuously develop and apply improved procedures to increase accuracy and efficiency, and alert team members to deficiencies in data, processes, and results.
Relationships and Professional Development
Report to the San Francisco A&A team, but receive additional guidance and supervision from other Aon A&A professionals worldwide, including other data scientists.
Work effectively with colleagues, provide constructive feedback, and support collaboration within Aon.
Continue to develop industry, technical, and programming knowledge to stay ahead of developments in the profession.
You Bring Knowledge and Expertise
BS/BA Degree or equivalent in mathematics, statistics, computer science, economics, finance, or other related analytical fields. MS/MA preferred.
Insurance industry experience strongly preferred, particularly in or adjacent to the actuarial function
Experience communicating technical concepts to less-technical (or non-technical) people
Strong abilities with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access.
Strong experience with SQL and R and/or Python.
Ability to operate effectively through challenging or ambiguous situations.
Good communication skills, both oral and in writing.
Good organization and time management skills; ability to work independently.
Close attention to detail.
Strong commitment to teamwork, excellence, and personal/professional growth.
We offer you
A competitive total rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization.
Our Colleague Experience:
From helping clients gain access to capital after natural disasters, to creating access to health care and retirement for millions, Aon colleagues empower results for our clients, communities, and each other every day. They make a difference, work with the best, own their potential, and value one another. This is the Aon Colleague Experience, defining what it means to work at Aon and realizing our vision of empowering human and economic possibility. To learn more visit Aon Colleague Experience.
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.
By applying for a position with Aon, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Aon's employment policies. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, and criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, fingerprint verification, credit check, and/or drug test. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.
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Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Job number: 2449726
Category: Risk Management / Risk Consulting
Location: United States, CA, San Francisco