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Sr Data Scientist

Sr Data Scientist

US-CA-San Francisco
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Esurance has created a centralized data science group that is responsible for helping business units make objective decisions using science. The Group supports overall business operations by delivering critical analytical insights and in-depth consultative analyses. This group also develops applications/ platforms that are used to deploy analytics in real time.


Data scientists in the group develop tangible and actionable recommendations that are then implemented in real-time to improve business operations. Key responsibilities include:

  • Working with business stakeholders to deeply understand business problems and pain points
  • Technical mentoring for junior data scientists in the team while owning independent deliverables
  • Developing algorithms and predictive models using large amounts of structured and unstructured data
  • Collaborating with internal technology team to deploy solutions for real-time decisions
  • Designing experiments to determine efficacy of solutions
  • Providing on-going performance monitoring of decision systems and statistical models



  • Excellent knowledge of a high-level language for statistical and scientific computing (R, Python or similar)
  • Extensive experience in data management and data scrubbing
  • Strong aptitude towards math and programming
  • Strong knowledge of deploying machine-learning techniques for dimensionality reduction, regression, clustering, and classification to solve real-world problems.
  • Ability to communicate complex information in a way that is clear and easily understood

Experience / Education:

  • Bachelor Degree in Statistics, Computer Science, a related field or equivalent education/experience required; Master or PhD degree preferred.
  • 4+ years relevant quantitative and qualitative research and analytics experience.

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