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Actuarial Data Scientist

Expedia

Expedia

Data Science
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, December 2, 2023

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Actuarial Data Scientist

We are seeking an Actuary with a strong passion for risk management, extensive expertise in insurance pricing, and a deep understanding of FinTech products to join our EG InsurTech team. In this role, you will be a pivotal contributor in supporting the growth and development of FinTech and insurance products. Your role will be highly analytical, with a primary focus on leveraging data to enhance our product offerings. You will have the opportunity to influence Expedia's financial outcomes and collaborate with senior leadership.

What you'll do:

  • Play a key role in data-driven product development for FinTech products, including travel insurance

  • Apply actuarial principles to evaluate and enhance insurance product offerings and pricing strategies

  • Conduct valuation of insurance products and assess associated liabilities

  • Manage and optimize our claims fund, collaborating as needed with external actuaries from partner insurance organizations

  • Provide actuarial insights and guidance throughout the product life cycle to ensure competitive pricing and efficient claims management

  • Design end-to-end actuarial processes to support the development and pricing of scalable InsurTech products with a focus on FinTech

  • Ensure compliance with relevant legal and accounting requirements, which may encompass both US and international standards

  • Analyze data and build predictive models using tools such as Python and R to support product development

  • Collaborate effectively with the broader product team within a coding environment while adhering to model development and maintenance best practices

Who you are:

  • A bachelor's degree in a STEM field or equivalent experience

  • A strong understanding of actuarial principles with an Associate or Fellow Actuary designation (FCAS, FSA, ACAS, ASA)

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in actuarial or analytical roles

  • Proficiency in analyzing traditional insurance and non-traditional data sets using SQL

  • Experience in conducting analyses in Excel and programming languages such as R and Python

  • Experience in building and deploying statistical machine-learning models, such as linear regression, logistic regression, GLM, GAM, etc

  • Proven experience in effectively communicating and collaborating with cross-functional teams

  • Preferred: An advanced degree in actuarial science, mathematics, statistics, or related fields, along with 5+ years of directly relevant actuarial experience

  • Preferred: A strong background in the insurance industry, ideally with experience in FinTech insurance products

  • Preferred: Proficiency in common machine learning programming languages such as Python, R, and Spark, and familiarity with various machine learning algorithms

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The total cash range for this position in Seattle is $128,500.00 to $180,000.00. Employees in this role have the potential to increase their pay up to $205,500.00, which is the top of the range, based on ongoing, demonstrated, and sustained performance in the role.

Starting pay for this role will vary based on multiple factors, including location, available budget, and an individual’s knowledge, skills, and experience. Pay ranges may be modified in the future.

Expedia Group is proud to offer a wide range of benefits to support employees and their families, including medical/dental/vision, paid time off, and an Employee Assistance Program. To fuel each employee’s passion for travel, we offer a wellness & travel reimbursement, travel discounts, and an International Airlines Travel Agent (IATAN) membership. View our full list of benefits.

About Expedia Group

Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®, CarRentals.com™, and Expedia Cruises™.

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