Sr. Director, Data Science at Vertafore

| Greater Denver Area
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Job Description


Vertafore is hiring a leader of our Data Science initiatives. Insurance is an industry with an incredible amount of data. With Vertafore providing management software to approximately 40% of the US insurance industry, by analyzing this data we can potentially provide incredible insights to the industry to help drive growth, profitability and customer satisfaction. We have taken the first step with our RiskMatch solution, which is a data analytics platform for our customers. We need a proven data science leader to take us to the next step, by building a strong team to take us to the next level of insights to offer to the insurance industry.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to provide insights that have a major impact on a very large and important industry. You will have access to senior management at both Vertafore, as well as our customers. You will have the opportunity to build yourself into an industry thought leader who is sought after for insights. You will have the opportunity to build a large new business.

Responsibilities and Duties:

In this role, the ideal candidate will:

  • Build and manage a team of data scientists to develop business insights and new product opportunities leveraging advanced data analytics and machine learning techniques
  • Initial objectives will center on:
    • Determining a set of industry metrics that provide meaningful insights beyond what is available to the industry today
    • Developing automated insights that provide custom insights to customers to help them understand their business in real-time, and identify steps they can take to improve their businesses
    • Working collaboratively across organizations at Vertafore, such as product management, sales and development
    • Implementing data quality and governance processes
  • Publish and present results of research to customers, industry conferences, publications, etc.
  • Work directly with customers to solve complex challenges in their businesses


  • Must have management experience, ideally having built teams of both experienced and new college graduates, and managing across multiple geographic locations
  • Experience managing India-based resources a strong plus
  • Customer-facing experience
  • Strong project management skills
  • Hands-on experience deploying analytical models to solve business problems
  • Proven ability to collaborate and develop positive business relationships both internally and externally
  • Insurance industry knowledge and experience a strong plus, but not required
  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering etc.)
  • Advanced experience in machine learning algorithms, regression, clustering, statistical analysis
  • Demonstrated experience leading large scale data/data science centered modelling
  • Experience in programming languages such as R, Python, Java, C++, Scala
  • Familiarity with Big Data technologies (e.g., MapReduce, Hadoop, Spark) and data management systems
  • Familiarity with existing Machine Learning APIs (e.g., Amazon Machine Learning API) is a plus
  • Experience with unstructured data, and with techniques such as natural language processing or neural networks

Location: Vertafore Headquarters in Denver, CO

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

What are Vertafore Perks + Benefits

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
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
Life insurance is equal to 2 times an employee's annual salary.
Pet Insurance
We offer a Pet Insurance plan through Nationwide.
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) 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.
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
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of 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
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of 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
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball, Video Games.
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.
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
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