Data Scientist, Advanced Analytics


: $104,330.00 - $184,780.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology

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Job Description:

Data Scientist, Advanced Analytics

The Data Scientist, Advanced Analytics will work on the Analytics and Insights a team, cross-functional team responsible for delivering innovative solutions to all areas of Sun Life s US business. As part of the predictive modeling team, the Data Scientist will be responsible for working with business partners to determine how machine learning can streamline workflows and improve decision making, and then quickly deploying prototypes to test different theories.


Lead predictive modeling projects

  • Collaborate with business partners to determine how data can improve decision making
  • Manage timelines and business sponsor expectations
  • Build relationships and trust with key stakeholders
  • Supervise the work of junior team members
  • Develop predictive models and prototypes

  • Formulate hypotheses to be used in model development
  • Use data-mining techniques to collect and compile data from a wide variety of internal and external data repositories
  • Build high-performance predictive and prescriptive algorithms using cutting-edge statistical techniques
  • Use data visualization tools to develop visuals that can be used to effectively communicate technical findings to a non-technical audience
  • Teach data science concepts to more junior members of the team
  • Build Excel or web-based prototypes to deploy machine learning algorithms
  • Collaborate with the adoption experts to develop implementation strategy for each prototype
  • Specialized Knowledge & Skills:

  • Understands approaches to customer segmentation, advanced analytics, and predictive modeling
  • Highly organized, analytical thinker
  • Strong disdain for bad complexity
  • Ability to run and interpret the results of models - distill large amounts of complex, detailed information into clear, summaries and recommendations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent team player; ability to work across functions at various levels and influence without authority
  • Strong execution and follow through
  • Education & Experience:

  • PhD in a quantitative field preferred
  • Advanced modeling experience
  • R & Python
  • Sun Life Financial is a leading provider of group insurance benefits in the U.S., helping people protect what they love about their lives. More than just a name, Sun Life symbolizes our brand promise of making life brighter for our customers, partners, and communities. Join our talented, diverse workforce and launch a rewarding career. Visit us at to learn more.

    Sun Life FinancialServices Company, Inc. is a federal contractor subject to Executive Order 11246, Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. As such the company is committed to taking positive steps to implement the employment-related aspects of the company s equal employment opportunity policy. It is the company s policy to take affirmative action to employ, advance in employment, and otherwise treat qualified minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities without regard to their race/ethnicity, sex, veteran status, or disability.

    Job Category:

    Advanced Analytics

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    Associated topics: business, commercial, credit, economy asset, financial analyst, gs 0110 12, insurer, investment, valuation, wholesale * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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