PREDICTIVE MODELING EXPERT Valen Technologies
Join a high performing and rapidly growing team
Valen Analytics is a rapidly expanding advanced data and predictive analytics company headquartered in downtown Denver. Valen?s state-of-the-art analytics and predictive modeling products are built on Valen?s unique industry-wide consortium data platform, specifically designed for property and casualty insurance carriers. If you want to help build an industry-changing company and you thrive in a fast paced environment where the only rule is to WOW customers, colleagues and shareholders, then we encourage you to submit your resume. This is not a job. It is an opportunity to advance your career by helping to build an innovative, growing and highly respected organization. The right candidate will be entrepreneurial, driven and passionate about being successful and absolutely committed to making Valen successful.
The Predictive Modeling Expert will report directly to the Director of Predictive Analytics. You will be an integral part of Valen?s product development and delivery teams, working closely and collaboratively with Valen insurance domain experts, data analysts, engineers and customers. You will develop highly robust predictive models that provide significant and measurable results for our customers. Additionally, you will partner with the sales and marketing teams to perform and deliver modeling proof-of-concepts and retro-tests, as well as to help shape and deliver compelling product performance reads, product and concept education, and value proposition messaging.
Analytically innovative, consultatively work backwards from market needs to design modeling approaches that solve compelling business problems.
Collaborate with data teams to creatively identify, acquire, cleanse, and structure data sets useful for model development; expertly extract and process data sets from relational databases using SQL and SAS scripts.
Design modeling samples in light of common sample challenges, such as treatment and selection bias, and build robust predictive models that hold up well on similar and extrapolated populations when implemented into production.
Translate model predictions into model usage strategies and decision rules that are valued and understood by business executives.
Monitor and assess production model performance results; translate model performance into business value reads and present value findings to internal and external customers.
Balance R&D-based innovation and practical insights and improvements with product automation and fast delivery time.
Bring an open mind to new modeling techniques, research ideas, and translate statistical theory and publications into practical modeling solutions; continually seeking to learn from others and to share your own discoveries and insights for the benefit of others.
Education & Experience
An advanced degree in statistics or econometrics (with heavy emphasis on stochastic model development and usage)
3+ years developing and implementing models in businesses that rely solidly on predictive models within decision work-flow settings; preferred model usages are those used to identify what ?treatment? to give to what person or object within a given situation, over a large number of decision occurrences
Proven experience with multivariate, non-linear modeling
3+ years of experience with SAS, R, SPSS, or similar toolsets
Demonstrable SQL skills
Strong working knowledge of Unix based SAS programming, including SAS macro language
Programming experience in R, Java, C++ or related languages a plus
Insurance experience such as Property and Casualty, Actuary or Underwriting a plus
Reporting/Data Warehousing experience is a plus
Deep knowledge in UNIX Korn Shell scripts to automate and optimize SAS code streams is a big plus
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The Valen Team
Members of the Valen team possess the following attributes of Valen?s core values. If this matches the environment you are looking for, we look forward to hearing from you.
Market and results focused, taking initiative in an unstructured environment and influencing positive change
Team-oriented, collaboratively supporting and enabling the success of others
An effective and direct communicator, challenging ideas while remaining open-minded and valuing diversity of thought
Willing to give and receive productive feedback and to hold your colleagues (subordinates and superiors alike) accountable
Able to Wow
Creative and innovative, a true problem-solver, generating new and exciting ideas and high-value solutions
Focused on exceeding expectations, striving for flawless execution
Honest, demonstrating integrity and trust, and assuming positive intent
Show others respect and always strive to do the right thing
Enjoy the work you do and always approach it with a positive attitude
Ready to work hard and play hard
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