Lead Data Science Strategist - REMOTE

Posted 5 days ago United States Salary undisclosed
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Job Description


**Fully REMOTE oppportunity**

State Farm is hiring an exceptional Lead Data Science Strategist to drive out the Data Science Strategy, and direction for Big Data Analytics across our organization. Reporting directly to the Executive of Enterprise Technology, this role serves as a key member of the Leadership team and is regarded as the highest level of Data Science technical leadership. The Lead Data Science Strategist is the key advisor on data science to all levels of leadership, consulting cross-functionally on broad, complex initiatives regarding big data, mathematics, statistics and technology. This role also develops best practices for analytics and data science, driving the development of a data driven enterprise with a common set of values, while also developing the State Farm brand in the public data science community through publications and other works that grow our value in the community.


  • Consults and Informs for the overall direction of data science at State Farm, leading complex, sensitive and challenging data science projects with long term impacts
  • Possesses extensive subject matter resource expertise on data science techniques and methodologies to solve complex problems
  • Regularly consults with C-Suite leadership, advising on and expanding data science opportunities
  • Generates new data science opportunities within State Farm
  • Observes problems, spots opportunities and creates solutions
  • Is recognized as an expert in the external data science community, bringing new and cutting edge data science techniques to State Farm
  • Contributes to the external Data Science community through open source contributions, journal article publication, and creates new intellectual property for State Farm
  • Coaches and Mentors Data Scientists and Technical Leads


  • 10+ years of relevant industry work experience providing advanced analytics solutions across large, complex organizations.
  • Completed Master's degree in Data Science; Computer Science; Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or related with a focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning (ML) preferred; PhD preferred
  • In-depth experience gathering and interpreting business requirements to design and create scalable data science solutions within a regulatory environment, preferably within insurance, healthcare, or financial services business vertical.
  • Extensive subject matter resource expertize on data science techniques and methodologies and is recognized as an expert both inside State Farm and in the external data science community
  • Experience working within the AWS ecosystem & deploying apps in a cloud native environment (docker, Kubernetes, Sagemaker, Databricks, etc)
  • Broad experience building different types of advanced analytic solutions, including some of the following: time series analysis, cluster analysis, tree based algorithms, generalized linear models, or neural networks.
  • Expert in data analysis using Python or R
  • Ability to communicate complex information to varying levels of leadership, to include c-suite executives in straight-forward, non-technical language.

**Qualified Candiates may be considered for 100% remote work arrangement**

What's in it for you?
  • Incredible Health and Welfare Benefits to include bonus programs like Teledoc , Livongo , Sword Health and Included Health
  • Annual Incentive Bonus Potential
  • Dedicated Personal Development time and company reimbursed professional development activities
  • Generous PTO and a flexible work environment that empowers you to manage your time and workload
  • Six weeks of Paid Parental Leave for birthing, non-birthing and/or adoptive parent(s).
  • Adoption Expense Reimbursement up to $10,000*
  • 401K with generous company match
  • FREE access to Sharecare , Lifeworks and Bright Horizons
  • 401K with generous company match
  • State Farm Foundation Matching Gift and Good Neighbor Grant Program

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What You Can Expect:

Next Steps : Competitive candidates may be invited to participate in the interview process. This includes a conversation with a recruiter, on demand video interview and hiring manager interviews with work sample assessment.

*** Applicants are required to be eligible to lawfully work in the U.S. immediately; employer will not sponsor applicants for U.S. work authorization (e.g. H-1B visa) for this opportunity***

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