Data Scientist

| Greater Denver Area
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Vertafore is a top provider of software for the rapidly evolving insurance industry. We create award-winning solutions to boost productivity, lower costs, and help agents and carriers grow their businesses. We respect and value our team, and we look to bring the best talent together to make our future even stronger.

Our culture encourages employees who can create, think, and challenge each other in a fast-paced environment. We are transforming our products and services, using advanced techniques to create new "ways and value" for the insurance industry. 

About the Opportunity  

Analytics is central to Vertafore's vision of the future, and data scientists are a critical component of cutting-edge product innovation and research. As a data scientist at Vertafore, you will be responsible for finding signals in complex and industry-unique data sets, developing innovative data science models, and building the foundation of Vertafore's data science team. 

In a typical week as a part of the Data Science Organization, you will: 

 
  1. Identify opportunities for AI and machine learning in new and existing products 

  1. Create new lines of revenue for the company in partnership with the product team

  1. Add value to our internal teams by optimizing business processes and decision making 

Opportunity 

  • You will develop analytical models in several applications: recommender systems, forecasting, measurement, customer segmentation, propensity modeling, NLP

  • You will work with large and messy data sets to solve complex problems using cutting edge data science tools 

  • You will work across lines of business to drive real, measurable value

Minimum Requirements: 

    • 2+ years of experience outside of academia working with data sets and building statistical ML models

    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
      • Passion for data and analytics

      • Ability to quickly learn and execute

      Experience with: 

      • Exploratory Analysis 

      • Evaluating and Defining Metrics 

      • Building and analyzing dashboards and reports 

      • Deep understanding of data visualization best practice

      • Expertise of SQL or other query languages 

      • Expertise of Python and tools such as Tensorflow, Keras, SciKit-Learn, Spark 

      • Knowledge of statistics (e.g., regression, causal inference) and AI (e.g., NLP) 

      • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a quantitative field such as Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, or related field

       
       Preferred Requirements 

      • 4+ years of experience outside of academia working with complex data sets and building statistical and ML models

      • Master's Degree in Data Science/Statistics Preferred 

      • Experience working with teams in dispersed geographies 

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      Technology we use

      • Engineering
        • .NETLanguages
        • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Languages
        • C#Languages
        • C++Languages
        • JavaLanguages
        • JavascriptLanguages
        • SqlLanguages
        • ReactLibraries
        • AngularJSFrameworks
        • ASP.NETFrameworks
        • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
        • MySQLDatabases
        • OracleDatabases

      Location

      Great location in the heart of downtown Denver just a block away from the RTD lightrail.

      What are Vertafore Perks + Benefits

      Culture
      Volunteer in local community
      Vertafore offers employees 1 paid day to volunteer at the non-profit of their choice.
      Friends outside of work
      Eat lunch together
      Intracompany committees
      Vertafore offers opportunities to join several committees, including Women of Vertafore, LGBTQ+, etc.
      Open door policy
      Team owned deliverables
      Team based strategic planning
      Group brainstorming sessions
      Open office floor plan
      Diversity
      Unconscious bias training
      Diversity Employee Resource Groups
      Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
      Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
      Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
      Vertafore employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
      Disability Insurance
      Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for up to 90 days of disability.
      Dental Benefits
      Our dental plan covers $1500 of expenses per person.
      Vision Benefits
      The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $175 for glasses or contact lenses.
      Health Insurance Benefits
      Vertafore offers three different health plans to meet the needs of our employees.
      Life Insurance
      Pet Insurance
      We offer a Pet Insurance plan through Nationwide.
      Wellness Programs
      Onsite Gym
      Team workouts
      Vertafore's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga, a partnership with Planet Fitness, and other recreational team sports.
      Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
      401(K)
      401(K) Matching
      Vertafore provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match up to 50% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
      Employee Stock Purchase Plan
      Performance Bonus
      Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
      Generous Parental Leave
      Vertafore provides up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
      Family Medical Leave
      Adoption Assistance
      We reimburse up to $2,500 for eligible adoption expenses and 6 weeks of paid leave.
      Company sponsored family events
      Vertafore sponsors family oriented events semi-annually.
      Vacation & Time Off Benefits
      Unlimited Vacation Policy
      Paid Volunteer Time
      Paid Holidays
      Paid Sick Days
      Perks & Discounts
      Beer on Tap
      Casual Dress
      Commuter Benefits
      Company Outings
      Vertafore hosts company outings annually.
      Game Room
      Stocked Kitchen
      In various areas of the office, Vertafore provides weekly fresh fruit services, bagels and donuts on specified days, as well as snacks and drinks.
      Some Meals Provided
      We provide free breakfast on Mondays and Fridays.
      Happy Hours
      Recreational Clubs
      Vertafore sponsors recreational clubs that include sports, board games, video games, book clubs, etc.
      Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
      Professional Development Benefits
      Tuition Reimbursement
      Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5,250.
      Lunch and learns
      Cross functional training encouraged
      Promote from within
      Online course subscriptions available

      Additional Perks + Benefits

      We felt like the stretch of no three day weekends from Feb - May was too long, so we added our own holiday! We celebrate Vertafore Rest and Recharge day in April, and the whole company has a long weekend.

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