GuideOne: Predictive Modeler II

Develop, test, and validate technical, statistical, diagnostic and other quantitative models that predict probability of outcomes impacting GuideOne business applications.

GuideOne Company: GuideOne
Location: West Des Moines, IA

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GuideOne Insurance is a nationally recognized Property and Casualty Insurance company that provides insurance to houses of worship, senior living communities and educational institutions. We also offer homeowners, personal auto and renters insurance.

We are currently seeking a Predictive Modeler II in our Actuarial department. The Predictive Modeler II develops, tests, and validates technical, statistical, diagnostic and other quantitative models that predict probability of outcomes impacting GuideOne business applications. They understand and analyze insurance risk factors and articulates to management and other business partners the business inferences from complex mathematical and computational concepts which have a potentially sizeable dollar impact on pricing, marketing, finance and risk management.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Conducts or supervises Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) of data from a variety of internal and external sources to support predictive models and related reporting. Researches and understands the content of the datasets used. Responsible for suitability and accuracy of data. Performs reasonableness checks on data for anomalies and errors.
  • Defines scope of modeling projects appropriate to solve complex business problems where analyses of situations and/or data require in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Considers risk, competitiveness and business impact and builds the models accordingly.
  • Uses advanced statistical techniques including those used in software packages to analyze a variety of actuarial or business topics such as pricing structures, loss experience, reserving, financial planning, product development, renewal rating, product implementation, market research, expense planning, claim management including fraud detection and marketing support.
  • Translates model findings into meaningful business recommendations. Explains model findings, formulates conclusions and delivers recommendations as directed. Understands customer's needs and concerns and addresses them. Identifies and investigates unreasonable results including possible alternatives.
  • Supports implementation of model results with end users.
  • Completes research projects within the timeframes specified. Adapts project work to the needs of stakeholders. Provides thorough supporting documentation of analysis.
  • Formulates and conducts research in an organized fashion and in accordance with acceptable statistical modeling methods.
  • Submits work for internal peer review and peer reviews the work of other modeling staff.
  • Ensures quality control of modeling process and documentation.
  • Continues to expand statistical modeling knowledge and methods through training and educational opportunities. Keeps abreast of current industry practices and recommends new statistical methods and approaches to strengthen the modeling analytics.

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Knowledge of common and complex concepts, practices and procedures within the predictive modeling field.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Customer orientation skills, responding to customer needs in a timely and effective manner.
  • Ability to convey clear, concise information to others, using verbal or other appropriate communication techniques including communicating technical modeling issues to non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to present and interact with all levels of company leadership.
  • Strong prioritization skills. Plans, organizes and completes work within established timeframes.
  • Flexible and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong written correspondence skills and ability to prepare factual reports which are well organized and concise, utilizing proper English, grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Excellent understanding of insurance, products, terminology, operations and issues within control of their own area. Requires moderate broad-based business knowledge.

Education and Experience:

  • 2 years of experience in multivariate predictive modeling and similar experience managing large datasets.
  • Proven success using the generalized linear model And other statistical techniques.
  • Strong data preparations in SQL or SAS.
  • Experience with MS office products, Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • 4 year degree in Qualitative field.

  • Graduate Degree in quantitative field or equivalent experience
  • Non-linear modeling (decision tree, neural nets, and spatial analysis) knowledge preferred.
  • Property Casualty Insurance knowledge preferred.
  • Experience with Statistical Language such as R or SAS preferred
  • Experience with other programing languages or statistical software a plus

Our Approach:
  • GuideOne Insurance was founded upon two key philosophies that endure to this day: a commitment to social responsibility and a dedication to serving customers in select niche markets.
  • We offer personal lines coverage (homeowner, auto, life) and Affinity Connections products and services. We are also a recognized expert in providing insurance and financial services to: churches and houses of worship, nursing homes and assisted living organizations, schools and higher education, and non-profit organizations. We have an "A" rating from A.M. Best, employ approximately 720 individuals across the country, and are licensed to do business in all 50 states.

Why Work at GuideOne?
  • GuideOne's culture is focused on hiring the best people, enhancing professional growth through training and development, and providing the resources to encourage employees to pursue the highest levels of excellence. In addition, GuideOne employees are rewarded for their personal contributions when the company reaches its profitability goals.
  • The work environment for our employees is caring and motivating with strong open communication.
  • Interested? Our success is demonstrated by a 94% retention rate and an average 15 years of tenure!

The GuideOne Goods:
  • Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental and vision insurance. In addition, we offer paid holidays, a generous Personal Time Off program as well as Illness Time Off. We offer added value benefits of educational assistance, wellness incentives and reimbursement, free parking, and an onsite cafeteria with subsidized lunch. Our total compensation package includes a bonus structure and 401k match with a discretionary contribution.
  • Kick-start your career by applying at GuideOne today!

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