Travelers: Associate, Research and Modeling

Travelers, a leading insurance company in North America, has exciting RnD position with opportunity for both technical innovation and business impact, and working closely with key leaders across several business lines.

Travelers Company: Travelers
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

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We are one of the leading insurance companies in North America. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Associate, Research and Modeling

We have an exciting opportunity available in the Research & Development community within Travelers. Travelers is, an organization dedicated to advanced analytics and predictive modeling. This position within our Actuarial Research & Development offers the opportunity for both technical innovation and business impact, including the chance to work closely with key business leaders across Actuarial, Underwriting, and Product Management.

  • Support the strategy and managing projects, people or innovation streams.
  • Conduct a variety of statistical analyses including data mining, predictive modeling and/or actuarial techniques.
  • Review analyses and provide direction and insight.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in one or more of the following:
    • Advanced statistical analyses
    • Actuarial and/or research methods
    • Broad business knowledge
    • In-depth Line of Business knowledge

  • May provide direction to a team of analysts and/or project members


  • Perform and manage a variety of advanced statistical analyses including data mining and actuarial research techniques.
  • Analyze/interpret data, draw business inferences and clearly articulate findings for target audience.
  • May manage one or more advanced research projects simultaneously.
  • Present analysis and recommendations to target audience.
  • May lead in-depth efforts in applying, validating and implementing predictive models.
  • Apply established techniques to new business problems.
  • Proactively stay abreast of industry, developments, changing trends and jurisdictional issues.
  • Attend various seminars and conference as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with business partners.
  • Partner with peers across organization and potentially across the company, to ensure consistency and alignment where appropriate.

  • At least a PhD in statistics, mathematics, economics, finance, actuarial science, computer science or Masters degree with 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience. Any suitable combination of education, training and/or work experience would be acceptable.

  • Relevant work experience should be in research and/or advanced analytic work (e.g. predictive modeling).
  • 3-5 years relevant work experience should be in research and/or advanced analytic work (e.g. predictive modeling) in the insurance industry preferably
  • Implementation and working knowledge of Generalized Linear Modelling (GML)
  • Experience working in on a cross functional and collaborative environment

  • Computer Proficiency: Ability to read/revise/review a statistical software program (e.g. Emblem, R, SAS, SPSS); Ability to create advanced programs from scratch.

  • Ability to develop advanced models and interpret model results. Statistics: Understanding of advanced statistics underlying data models; Ability to apply new statistical procedures to work.
  • Demonstrates intermediate to strong ability and knowledge of database principles, data profiling, statistics and data modeling and can apply this knowledge in new or complex situations. May guide other professionals.

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