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Willis Towers Watson

Lead Data Scientist


Tranzact is hiring a lead data scientist to assist our team in driving our data science and analytics group forward. You’ll be joining a group of curious, smart, technically minded yet business savvy data scientists looking to make a difference to the company by further designing and building out our data decisioning capabilities. We have been up and running for several years and our team must grow to meet the demands of our business partners—they see the value we have provided and want more.

The Lead Data Scientist is passionate about using data and insights to drive business strategy and develop data products. A successful candidate will manage data science projects including scoping, designing, and executing the vision with the help of more junior data scientists / analysts. They would also identify and prioritize initiatives to deliver value to our internal stakeholders. The ideal candidate would have experience managing data science projects, managing stakeholders, and working cross functionally. This person would have real world experience “in the data trenches” as a data scientist and be an all-star individual contributor. We expect this person to have a passion for driving projects for business outcomes, strong analytical skills, and a strong desire to make an impact in our growing data science practice!

What you’ll do:
  • Become the domain expert in multiple areas of the Tranzact business (i.e. retention, call center effectiveness, etc.) and contribute to the advancement of those area through thought leadership.
  • Lead new projects and initiatives through understanding business needs, executing, presenting and influencing stakeholders.
  • Be a technical leader on the team that can advise, mentor, and delegate tasks to more junior data scientists and analysts.
  • Facilitate data-driven decision making and prioritize initiatives.
  • Develop strong cross functional partnerships with business and technology stakeholders.
  • Act as a subject matter expert within the organization on all things data.
  • Find new and improved ways for us to use data in our products, operations, and business strategies.
What we do:

We achieve competitive advantage through data-driven marketing and full management of the customer experience.  We’re constantly refining our technology and our strategies, that’s why we’re the industry leader in delivering the best results to the top insurance brands in America.

That’s not just lip service either, we’re consistently awarded partner of the year from brands like AFLAC, Humana, and more. Our work has also been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, Forbes, and Vox -- to name a few.

We want people who fit within our Be Real culture. We want a diversity of programmers and writers and designers and data scientists and strategists and more. We’re made up of introverts and extroverts, suits and rebels, corporate types and anti-corporate types. We’re an environment where every person feels their full potential is only limited by their ability to conceive of it and make it happen.  Our company grew from entrepreneurial roots but has big company resources to get amazing things done.

What we’re looking for:
  • BA/BS in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, etc.)
  • 5+ years of experience in data science at a B2C or direct to consumer company (experience in marketing, business operations, or customer retention is a plus)
  • Experience implementing predictive and prescriptive models in production systems
  • Experience managing data science projects and mentoring data scientists / analysts
  • Proficiency with Python, SQL, Excel, and a data visualization tool (Tableau, Power BI, etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Experience communicating strategy and results to different audiences
  • Ability to work cross functionally and influence others
  • A lifelong learner that is excited to learn new data science technologies and apply those to technologies to our business
  • Ability to be objective, follow the facts, cut through noise and create a story with data
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment that is constantly changing 
What’s in it for you:
  • Medical, dental, vision, paid time off/holidays, 401(k), and bonus opportunity
  • Frequent office events and outings
  • Employee development programs, conference and training reimbursement
  • Work remote flexibility
  • Joining a growing and exciting team making a big impact on the business! 

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