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Data Scientist

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

•    Applies and integrates statistical, mathematical, data mining, predictive modeling and business analysis skills and techniques to discover and identify new insights, advise on turning new insights into actionable opportunities and outcomes, and providing the tracking and measurement of results.
•    Interprets available internal and external data resources to develop and deliver information solutions, including analytical information.
•    Develop prototype solutions, mathematical models, algorithms, machine learning techniques, and robust analytics to support analytic insights and visualization of complex data sets for productization and monetization
•    Explore new experimentation methods and statistical techniques that could sharpen or speed up our product decision-making processes
•   Translate business problems into analytical questions for investigation

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

•  Bachelor's degree in Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Econometrics or related field

•  1-3 years of professional experience

•  Professional experience in a data or analytics role or Master's degree experience or PhD degree in Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Econometrics or related field

•  Ability to write complex SQL queries; Statistical knowledge and intuition; machine learning experience, experience with distributed databases and query languages like Hive or Spark, programming experience with a scripting language such as Python, Java, or Ruby.

• Proficiency with a statistical analysis tool such as R or SAS; ability to tell a story with data; strong time and project management skills with the ability to manage detail work and communicate project status effectively to all levels                                            

•  Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction

This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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