Sr Data Scientist at Pacific Life in Newport Beach, California

Posted in Other 6 days ago.





Job Description:

Job Description:

Pacific Life is investing in bright, agile and diverse talent to contribute to our mission of innovating our business and creating a superior customer experience. We're actively seeking a talented Sr. Data Scientist to join our Advanced Analytics team in Newport Beach, CA. This role can be on-site or 100% remote.

As a Sr. Data Scientist, you'll play a key role in Pacific Life's growth and long-term success by providing model driven insights to business partners such as Actuarial sciences, Compliance, Operations, IT, Sales and Marketing in a Do/Partner/Support model.If you have managed projects with business partners to deliver insights through analytical modelling and rapid hypothesis testing, you're a great fit for this role.Currently, our profitable team is employing Machine Learning, and cutting-edge data structures, while also working to drive ROI through traditional methods such as General Linear Models, clustering and decision trees. We also enable business functions to build models and perform analysis themselves through our Community of Practice.

Reporting to the Director of Advanced Analytics, the individual contributor will be able to work with business units to understand their needs and work independently deliver a potential analytical solution be it actionable insights or an operational model in production that drives quantifiable value.

How you will make an impact:



  • Client engagement and project management (30%): The Analytics team works with Actuarial sciences, Compliance, Sales, Marketing and other business partners. This includes engaging with the business partners to frame "the right question to ask". The scope of engagement includes managing the analytics project life cycle in an agile framework.


  • Modeling and Hands-on Analytics (50%): This will involve opportunities to choose the right model to and obtain insights for the business use case. Models include time series, clustering, statistics and more advanced methods. Model design includes envisaging metrics related to eventual "value provided".


  • Analytics Practice Research and advancement (20%): The Senior data scientist will have an opportunity to be an ambassador for the Advanced Analytics team and to opine on / participate in sourcing and assessing new technologies in the analytics space. Data scientists also help propagate the knowledge of their craft across the business.

The experience you will bring:


  • Proficiency in statistical analysis, quantitative analytics, forecasting/predictive analytics, multivariate testing, and optimization algorithms

  • Experience working directly with business partners to provide solutions to complex problems

  • Technical skills in modeling (AI/machine learning, H2O driverless AI, R and/or Python), and data processing (Alteryx, Tableau Prep, SQL and/or Knime)

  • Ability to work within an "Agile" mindset

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills that align with the people-first culture at PL

  • Undergraduate Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or similar quantitative curriculum

  • 6+ years of experience, including 4+ years in analytical modelling

What will make you stand out:


  • Experience in Life Insurance and Retirement industry

  • Pervious work on actuarial data science related issues

  • Knowledge of visualization tools (Tableau, Power BI, etc.)

  • Business related Master's degree

More reasons to join:

At Pacific Life, the work we do matters. We work passionately each day to drive our company forward while enjoying job security, flexible scheduling, and great opportunities for career growth.

If you're seeking a thriving career doing the type of meaningful work that's all too rare at a Fortune 500 Company, Pacific Life is the place for you. If you are a self-starter who appreciates creativity and individuality in your colleagues - even better. We look forward to receiving your application.

You belong at Pacific Life

At Pacific Life we believe you belong. We foster a culture of belonging, a space where all employees areempowered to be authentic. We embrace and celebrate diversity, create a culture of equity and inclusion, and value and respect everyemployee.

Our workplace:

In 2020, we demonstrated agility and swiftly shifted to a working-from-home environment with little to no disruption.Going forward, we will move toward a hybrid, digital-first workplace that encompasses flexible work policies, inclusive space design, and innovative technology solutions. At Pacific Life, we are pioneering a trail and challenging the status quo to build the next normal.

Want to learn more about life at Pacific Life? Take an inside look at our company culture: Instagram.com/lifeatpacificlife. #LI-AJ1

How We Help You Succeed:

We're fostering a culture of shared values across our company by providing generous compensation and comprehensive benefits that allow our employees to find fulfillment and security in personal life and career alike. These include:


  • Competitive Salary and Benefits


  • Work-Life Balance & Flexible Scheduling


  • Medical, dental, and vision as part our commitment to investing in the health and wellbeing of our employees


  • Two retirement savings plans: 401k savings plan with company match and Company Retirement Contribution (company-paid)


  • Generous PTO and holiday pay


  • Warm Colleagues & Inspiring Culture


EEO Statement:

Pacific Life Insurance Company is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at Pacific Life Insurance Company.