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Data Scientist

Date Posted: Jan 6, 2019

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary  


Role Value Proposition: 

Data Scientist – Research and Development, Innovation

The Center of Excellence in Analytics is a group of data scientists whose goal is to provide mathematically and statistically based insight to major decision-based processes at MetLife.  This organization includes a specialist group which focuses in efficacy: researching, developing, and deploying analytical methods which will help to transform MetLife.  As a Data Scientist focused in research and development, your job will fall into these major tasks:


  • Analytics Feature Research and Development

Create new analytical techniques to address the needs of MetLife.

  • First-of-a-Kind Analytics Problem Delivery

Be the first to solve new problems to MetLife using cutting edge techniques.

  • Advisory Services to Delivery Teams

Provide mentorship and advise to data scientists on project work, ensuring quality and value.

  • Evaluate new technologies and Services

Become an expert in an area of analytics and where applicable provide expert opinions on new technology that can be implemented across the company.


As a data scientist in a global division, you will additionally collaborate with regional and local teams, creating best practices for common analytical projects, and delivering value across the globe.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Develop analytical features which will provide the greatest value to the company.
  • Deliver cutting edge approaches through first-of-a-kind solutions to transform our decision processes.
  • Develop associate data scientist talent, and advise on current project work.
  • Build collaboration and awareness in global analytics community.
  • Assist in the determination of necessary technology to transform MetLife.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • Masters or Doctorate in Quantitative Field (Physics, Math, Statistics, Operations Research, Engineering, Actuarial Science, etc.)
  • ≥ 2 years of experience as a data scientist/quantitative researcher/algorithmic (≥1 years for doctorate level)
  • Programming proficiency in at least Python (version 3.) with a preference towards also having proficiency in SAS as well.
  • High proficiency in classical statistical and mathematical modeling methods required.




  • Knowledge of actuarial science, insurance, or risk management modeling.



At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.



MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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Requisition #: 105523 

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