Data Scientist Job at UPLAND CAPITAL GROUP INC, Dallas, TX

  • Dallas, TX

Job Description

Primary Function:

Upland Capital Group, Inc. is an AM Best rated “A-” VIII specialty property/casualty insurer headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Through its wholly owned insurance carrier, Upland Specialty Insurance Company, the company markets, underwrites and services specialty insurance products in select markets to include excess transportation, construction casualty, excess casualty, primary general liability, excess public entity, professional liability errors and omissions as well as excess cyber liability.  

We focus on “old school” underwriting as a craft, add “new school” analytics and technology, and encourage a gritty, growth mindset among people called “we entrepreneurs.” 

At our Risk and Analytics (R&A) team, we focus on Actuarial, Data Science, Data and Model Engineering, and Enterprise Risk Management functions. Our Actuarial and Data Science model environment and architecture is containerized, and we are cloud based, running on Azure. Our vision is to build highly automated and efficient processes to build, test, and deploy our models and products for enhancing actuarial, underwriting and claim insights with timely and relevant data-driven analytics and technology. We look to create models that require creative problem solving and a close collaboration with stakeholders across the organization, not limited by a ‘one size fits all’ mindset. 

As a startup Excess and Surplus (E&S) carrier, we face unique and interesting problems every day. We are looking for a Data Scientist to join our R&A team. This role will report to the Director, Data Science.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Translate business requirements from different stakeholders into actionable data science projects 

• Curate modeling datasets using internal and external data sources

• Build, test, and deploy models and other analytics products using appropriate techniques

• Ensure robust processes are in place for model documentation, monitoring, and maintenance

• Research, learn, test, and apply new techniques for non-standard insurance problems 

• Apply data and model privacy and security protocols with R&A Data and Model Engineering team

• Collaborate closely with the rest of the R&A team and other business functions and provide clear and concise communications to the stakeholders

• Stay current on industry trends and best practices in data science

• Other ad hoc projects such as investigating third party data or enterprise technology solutions

Experience, Education, Special Skills Required:

• Bachelor's Degree plus 2 years of Data Science Experience

Required Experience, Education, and skills:

• 2+ years of technical experience in data science in the insurance industry 

• Basic understanding of P&C insurance industry 

• Self-starter, quick learner, and creative problem solver that thrives in a flexible, fast-paced, and remote work environment 

• Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, R, and SQL 

• Strong knowledge of a variety of techniques and the ability and interest to learn new techniques quickly (e.g. Regression, Classification, Bayesian, Reinforce Learning, Natural Language Processing, Price Optimization, Large Language Models, etc.) 

Preferred Experience, Education, and Skills:

• Experience in the end-to-end model creation and deployment process to improve product, pricing, reserving, underwriting, and claims in P&C insurance

• P&C insurance domain knowledge, especially knowledge in commercial lines insurance and E&S products

• Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, Actuarial Science, or related quantitative field

• Ability to create production quality code

• Experience with non-relational (NoSQL) databases and cloud environment (e.g. Azure, AWS)

• Experience with a fully containerized model architecture

• Knowledge of agile development practices using Git

• Experience with visualization tools such as Power BI


  • Flexible Time Off
  • Parental leave 
  • Health Insurance
  • 401k benefits
  • Dental plans
  • Vision plans
  • Life insurance plans
  • Disability plans
  • Mental health benefits
  • Professional development
  • Education reimbursement

Job Tags

Remote job, Flexible hours,

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