Lead Data Scientist

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Tampa, FL

The Auto Club Group

AAA was founded over 100 years ago for the purpose of lobbying for driver and passenger rights, fair laws and safer vehicles — all to better promote the love of the open road and the adventure of driving. Since then, AAA has grown to over 50 million members strong, while providing valuable membership services such as roadside assistance. Additionally, AAA has broadened its horizons to include all types of travel-related services, as well as offer a variety of insurance and financial products and services. Today’s AAA is a national federation comprised of more than 50 individual clubs throughout the United States and Canada. Whether you’re traveling around the world or to the corner grocery store, planning a honeymoon or weekend road trip, learning to drive or in need of a battery boost, the best way to begin your journey is with AAA. http://michigan.aaa.com/

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Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: The Auto Club Group (ACG) provides membership, travel, insurance, and financial services offerings to approximately 13.5 million members and customers across 14 states and 2 U.S. territories through the AAA, Meemic, and Fremont brands. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation and is the second-largest AAA club in North America.
Responsibilities: <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Produce innovative solutions driven by exploratory data analysis from complex and high-dimensional datasets. Apply knowledge of statistics, machine learning, programming, data modeling, simulation, and advanced mathematics to recognize patterns, identify opportunities, pose business questions, and make valuable discoveries leading to prototype development and product improvement. Use a flexible, analytical approach to design, develop, and evaluate predictive models and advanced algorithms that lead to optimal value extraction from the data. Generate and test hypotheses and analyze and interpret the results of product experiments.</span></p> <ul type="disc"> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Identify business problems which can be solved through Artificial Intelligence, determining criteria for evaluating success</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Work with Big Data coming from numerous sources</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Extract, clean, transform and process very large amounts of structured and unstructured data to prepare for data science initiatives (data wrangling)</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Apply machine learning, time series and other data science techniques to forecast sales volumes, usage of products, membership benefits, etc.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Build deployable machine learning models that can support solutions for cross sell, sentiment analysis, improved customer experience, etc.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Research new machine learning solutions for complex business problems</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Create data visualizations to illustrate findings in BI tools such as Tableau</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Communicate findings to business partners and executives</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Train and mentor other Data Scientists</span></li> </ul>
Requirements: <strong style="font-weight: inherit;"><u style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Preferred Qualifications:</u></strong> <ul style="font-weight: 300;"> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Master&rsquo;s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, or similar area of study preferred.</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Strong business acumen</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Experience working with Executives on data science initiatives</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Experience leading Agile-based project teams&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-weight: 300;"><strong style="font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit;"><u style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Work Environment:</u></strong></p> <p style="font-weight: 300;">Works in a temperature-controlled office environment.</p> <p style="font-weight: 300;"><strong style="font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit;"><u style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Required Qualifications:</u></strong></p> <p style="font-weight: 300;"><u style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Education:</u></p> <ul style="font-weight: 300;"> <li style="font-style: inherit;">A Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, or similar area of study; or in the alternative, a combination of education, certifications, and work experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Statistics, or similar area of study.</li> </ul> <u style="font-weight: 300;">Experience:</u> <ul style="font-weight: 300;"> <li style="font-style: inherit;">8+ years experience with statistical modeling tools such as R, and scripting languages such as Python or Scala</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">3+ years experience with applying machine learning techniques to real-world problems</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">3+ years machine learning experience with supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">5+ years experience using statistical techniques including linear/logistic regression, decision trees and cluster analysis</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">5 + years experience with advanced SQL queries</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Experience working with unstructured data</li> </ul> <p style="font-weight: 300;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-weight: 300;"><u style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Knowledge and Skills:</u></p> <ul style="font-weight: 300;"> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Strong understanding of big data technologies such as Spark</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Familiarity with BI Tools such as Tableau, MicroStrategy, Data Studio, etc.</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Expertise with machine learning packages</li> </ul> <p style="font-weight: 300;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">The Auto Club Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a base salary with performance based incentives; medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), generous time off, a complimentary AAA Membership and much more!</p> <p style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Important Note: The above statements describe the principal and essential functions, but not all functions that may be inherent in the job.&nbsp; This job requires the ability to perform duties contained in the job description for this position, including, but not limited to, the above requirements.&nbsp; Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants, as needed, to enable them to fulfill these requirements.</p> <p style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">The Auto Club Group, and all of its affiliated companies, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.&nbsp; All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.</p>