Sr. Data Scientist - Life Solutions Data Science

Date: Jul 25, 2019

Location: Boston, MA, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Boston, MA (Massachusetts)

Relocation assistance will be considered/provided for this opportunity within our company guidelines.

Requisition #59708

About the Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 250 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $238 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.


The Role

We're building out Lincoln's Life Solutions’ Data Science team and looking for passionate, talented people to help us as we drive business value and innovation through analytics and data science! Experience a growing community of Data Science professionals who apply cutting edge statistical techniques to positively impact business results. In your role as a senior data scientist, you will apply your expertise and act as a mentor to junior team members. Using statistical software such as R, and Python, you will answer business problems and manipulate data, as well as assist others with conducting business research in a hands-on environment. This position will provide subject matter expertise and direction on complex projects/initiatives for the design, development, and delivery of predictive models that enhance pricing and underwriting. 



  • Masters or PhD in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or similar (Minimum Required)


  • 3-5+ Years of predictive modeling, and/or data mining experience in R or Python that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities of this position. (Required)
  • Experience with modeling techniques for pattern recognition, prediction, and classification.
  • Implements and maintains predictive and statistical models to identify business opportunities and solve complex business problems.
  • Develops visualizations of data to effectively communicate findings and insights to senior executives, managers, and key stakeholders.
  • Provides input in the creation of roadmaps and a framework to deliver insights to achieve business goals and objectives that are in line with management's vision.
  • Uses data-mining techniques to collect and compile data from a wide variety of data sources, utilizing SQL, R, and/or Python.
  • Identifies and interprets complex developments, variances, and trends; researches inconsistencies/anomalies in the data and presents findings to management.
  • Provides expertise and collaborates with stakeholders to define data collection and analysis requirements and establish adequate business understanding in order to provide effective analysis.
  • Makes a positive contribution as demonstrated by:  - Making suggestions for improvement - Learning new skills, procedures and processes
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret both internal and external documents such as general media/publications, professional journals, technical procedures, governmental regulations, policies, proposals, and standard operating procedures.
  • Confident, comfortable communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills with demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of management through clear, informed and logical discussions/presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and recommend processes improvements.
  • Demonstrated strong relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. senior management, peers and colleagues); proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approaches.
  • Demonstrates strong project management leadership skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines.
  • Finds common ground and can gain collaboration among senior/executive management, colleagues and peers; can influence outcomes without directing or commanding.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).





This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy.  An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information.  Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications.  If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.


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