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Data Scientist
Denver, CO

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Job Description

Job FamilyAdvanced Analytics

Job Description SummaryAs part of the Advanced Analytics group, the Data Scientist works with product managers, data engineers, and other data scientists to develop innovative solutions that transform the way Transamerica conducts business.Job Description


* Design experiments and formulate machine learning problems to address major business challenges and innovation opportunities
* Work with product managers and data engineers to discover, collect, cleanse, and refine the data needed for analysis and modeling
* Analyze large datasets to extract actionable insights and inform experimental design and model development
* Write lucid, compelling summaries to communicate results of your analysis, model development, and testing which inform how the business should act
* Collaborate with peers, challenging assumptions and providing constructive criticism and ideas for improvement
* Build models using a variety of statistical and machine learning techniques, assessing the best type of model for the problem. Context and using advanced techniques and customizations to optimize model performance
* Harden models for production deployment and monitor model performance over time


* Master's degree or PhD in computer science, machine learning, data science, mathematics, statistics, or related quantitative field
* Three years of experience in a data science or machine learning role
* Excellent knowledge of major machine learning algorithms
* Fluent in Python and R
* Experience with machine learning libraries and platforms, like Scikit-learn and Tensorflow
* Solid statistical analysis skills and a good understanding of experimental design
* Experience working with data at scale in the Hadoop ecosystem

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience leveraging NLP tools and techniques for text mining and natural language understanding
* In-depth experience with computer vision applications of machine learning

Behavioral Qualifications:

* Ability to analyze data to identify deliverables, gaps and inconsistencies
* Communication skills including the ability to identify and communicate data driven insights
* Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
* Excellent communication skills and the ability to use data to tell a story
* Willing to learn and keep pace with the latest advances in data science and machine learning
* Attention to detail and results oriented, with a strong customer focus
* The ability to work within a team environment

Our Culture

At Transamerica we promote a Future Fit mindset. What is a Future Fit mindset?

* Acting as One fosters an environment of positive collaboration
* Accountability allows us to own the problem as well as the solution
* Agility inspires new ideas, innovation and challenges the status quo
* Customer Centricity encourages an above and beyond approach to our customer

Working Conditions

* Office environment

Why Work for Us

Total Rewards at Transamerica: It's more than a paycheck.

Our comprehensive Total Rewards package is designed to help support you in many ways - throughout all stages of your life and career. We provide a competitive, market-driven program that encompasses base compensation, bonus potential, retirement, health and wellness benefits, learning and development opportunities, plus great employee perks. All designed with you in mind… to help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally - and feel valued for the work you do.

Learn more about our Total Rewards Package.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.

Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. Please contact: if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Ontario Applicants:

Our Company is committed to providing accessibility to those with disabilities in a manner that is consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity, that is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 ("AODA"). Please contact if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

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