The Hartford Sr Data Scientist in HARTFORD, Connecticut

Title: Sr Data Scientist

Location: United States-Connecticut-Hartford

Job Number: 1801333

Position Overview

The Hartford seeks energetic and passionate Data Scientists to focus on designing, developing and implementing solutions that will make an impact on our Specialty Commercial business (Surety Bond, Hartford Financial Products, and National Accounts etc.). Our Data Scientists play a significant role by both leading and partnering with the business and data teams for a better understanding of the customer journey across multiple lines of business. As a Data Scientist you will focus on research for deliverables that support the long term plan to evolve the department’s capabilities to further develop and deliver impactful products to drive claims outcomes for both the business and clients.

Solutions developed by this multi-faceted team will support a wide range of business areas which include underwriting, claims, operations, risk engineering, and digital analytics. Our Data Scientists create a best in class modeling and analytics approach within the data science community. As a Data Scientist you will focus on developing analytic and predictive modeling solutions that feature engineering assets, experimental design, as well as modeling techniques and abilities. Our Data Scientist toolbox consists of but not limited to predictive Modeling Techniques, Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing, Unsupervised learning, and Augmented intelligence. As a Data Scientist you will support and explore those assets overtime through customer adoption and establishing a rhythm within the data science community.


  • Mentor other Data Scientists to develop, test, validate, and maintain robust tools using supervised and / or unsupervised techniques through new products and services, customer segments, and competitive strategies.

  • Collaborate and partner with business stakeholders in a way that supports the vision and sustains a culture that treats analytics as a corporate asset. Review work with leadership and partners on an ongoing basis to calibrate deliverables against expectations

  • Review work with partners on an ongoing basis to calibrate deliverables against expectations

  • Help identify long term opportunities within the customer journey through the creation of models, algorithms and machine learning techniques to achieve financial objectives and solve problems.

  • Advance the departments capabilities by creating and deploying long term tools to continually evolve the business.

  • Participate in identifying and assessing the value of new data sources and analytical techniques to ensure ongoing competitive advantage

  • Contribute to the development of strategies to achieve targeted business objectives. Follow through to ensure successful conclusion.

  • Accountable for long term ownership of models developed and evolution of those models as assigned.

  • Support and assist in evolving the processes used to develop and enhance our business needs

  • Support and model a high-performance collaborative culture

  • Begin developing a broad knowledge of The Hartford's formal and informal structures, business processes, and data sources beyond your immediate area of expertise

  • Remain current on research techniques and become familiar with state of the art tools applicable to your function

  • Begin presenting complex modeling to decision-makers that maximizes knowledge transfer and bottom-line impact of modeling results

  • Perform data mining and transforms raw data into actionable business information

  • Apply economic, quantitative, and statistical skills in the development of models to drive profitable growth, fight fraud, and make sound business decisions

  • Estimate the economic impact of operational decisions

  • Analyze business data to provide insight and business recommendations

  • Promote analytics opportunities of the company with customers and business partners.

  • Participate in the talent management process for hiring, onboarding, training and development of staff as needed

  • Collaborate with your leader to provide timely feedback on development and opportunities for staff you are mentoring

  • Suggest and participate in training opportunities for research staff and others in the organization


Experience & Skills

  • Master’s or Ph.D. in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Quantitative Economics, Actuarial Science, or a similar analytical field

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in Research Function in Insurance or Financial Services or related field.

  • Experience in commercial markets insurance (i.e. Specialty, Workers Compensation, General Liability, Property, Group Benefits, etc.) a plus.

  • Experiences with R, Python, and SQL are highly desired.

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Subject matter expertise in data modeling

  • Strategic thinking and analytical capability

  • Strong verbal/written communication skills

  • Ability to translate complex technical topics into business solutions and strategies.

  • Experience executing change to core business processes through the innovative use of quantitative techniques.

  • Project management experience a plus


  • Drive and commitment to what is necessary to get the job done efficiently, thoroughly, and professionally.

  • Innovative. Seeks new and creative ways to approach analytical exercises and development projects.

  • Results-oriented. Demonstrates a sense of urgency and accountability for business issues.

  • Customer focused. Builds effective relationships with internal partners, including claims, actuarial, underwriting, operations, and information technology

Behaviors at the Hartford

  • Deliver Outcomes – Demonstrate a bias for speed and execution that serves our shareholders and customers

  • Operate as a Team Player – Work together to drive solutions for the good of The Hartford

  • Build Strong Partnerships – Demonstrate integrity and build trust with others

  • Strive for Excellence – Motivate yourself and others to achieve high standards and continuously improve

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/Age


Job: Data Science

Primary LocationUnited States-Connecticut-Hartford

Other Locations


Job LevelIndividual Contributor

Education LevelBachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Job TypeStandard

ShiftDay Job

Employee StatusRegular

Overtime StatusExempt

TravelYes, 10 % of the Time

PostingApr 27, 2018, 2:42:03 PM

Remote Worker OptionNo

The Hartford is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, ancestry or citizenship status, genetic information, pregnancy status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Hartford maintains a drug-free workplace and is committed to building inclusion and leveraging diversity.