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From: Angela Ciborowski
Date: 5 Nov 2002
Subject: New York, New York: Data Mining Analyst at Ernst & Young


Ernst & Young LLP is the professional services firm that contributes most to the success of our people and our clients by creating value and confidence. Our world-class working environment helps our people achieve both personal and professional fulfillment. Consistently recognized in Fortune magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For," Ernst & Young gives our people continuous opportunities to learn, to contribute to strong teams, to demonstrate leadership and to work on assignments that are global in scope -- helping our people enhance their careers and lives every day.

Within our talented and dynamic Actuarial Services group, the Data Mining Analyst will participate in multiple engagements and will assist the team in providing data-mining based pricing and underwriting services. The Data Mining Analyst will interface often with senior management and clients and will utilize strong communication and analytical skills to deliver creative solutions. Work is diversified and challenging and requires knowledge of predictive modeling. This position offers the right candidate an excellent leadership and teaming opportunity and tremendous career potential.


Utilize in-depth background in S-Plus, SAS, & SPSS to run data mining algorithms. Analyze the client datasets utilizing knowledge of SQL and Ms Access. Evaluate the integrity of the data and convert databases into a format suitable for data mining. Consult with actuaries in evaluating the business implications of the results. Participate in R&D efforts by assisting in the development and programming of new algorithms.

Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel. Participate in client meetings and collaborate to plan the engagement. Interface with client to gather requirements and data. Perform engagement tasks, communicate with clients throughout the engagement and inform supervisors of the engagement status. Utilize strong verbal and written communication skills to assist with delivering final presentation to client.

Commit to developing knowledge. Use technology to continually learn, share knowledge with team members, and enhance service delivery. Respect/protect client information. Maintain an educational program to continually develop skills.

Achieve growth. Understand E&Y's service lines and actively seek/encourage team members to identify opportunities for the firm to bring value to clients.


To qualify for this excellent career opportunity, candidates must have:

  • an undergraduate or graduate degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, and/or other related major
  • approximately 3 years of experience performing data mining analysis
  • solid computer skills in S-Plus, SAS, & SPSS; knowledge of SQL and Ms Access preferred
  • strong analytical and technical skills and the demonstrated ability to creatively solve complex problems
  • working knowledge of predictive modeling, relational databases, and computational data analysis
  • excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • knowledge of the insurance industry is preferred
The successful candidate must be willing and able to travel, when necessary.

How to Apply:

For immediate consideration, please e-mail your resume to dept.23211@eycareers.com or

fax to: Ernst & Young LLP, Attn: Dept. 23211, 1-877-439-5627. We welcome inquiries from applicants only; no third-parties or agencies please.

Visit our Web site at www.ey.com/us. Ernst & Young LLP, an equal opportunity employer, values the diversity of our work force and the knowledge of our people.

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