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Senior Data Scientist

Date Posted: Aug 11, 2017

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary  


Role Value Proposition: 

The Enterprise 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.  As a Senior Data Scientist, your analytical and collaborative skills and creativity will play a key role in the successful design and delivery of analytics solutions. This role seeks a self-motivated individual that will be expected to work on analytical projects leveraging open source tools like Python, R, and Spark.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Develops and tests programs and scripts in open source to implement models and other business analytics solutions.
  • Develops understanding of business processes and relevant data to convert specifications about business problems into analytics hypotheses.
  • Build best advanced analytics solutions around common business needs across the world.
  • Actively participate in the global analytics community to promote and share knowledge of open source capabilities.
  • Assists in mentoring junior Data Scientists.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Undergraduate degree required; advanced degree in Computer Science, Analytics, Machine Learning or related field preferred.
  • 2-5 years of related work experience.
  • Experience leveraging open source in analytics.
  • Strong knowledge of data mining techniques and machine learning algorithms to solve business problems.
  • Demonstrate an ability to explore and quickly learn new technologies.



  • Proficiency in Python and experience with data analysis libraries such as pandas, numpy, scipy, and scikit-learn.
  • Ability to present complex technical problems/ideas to diverse audiences.
  • Must have strong attention to detail and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.



  • Proficiency in R.
  • Experience with big data tools (Hadoop, Spark, Hive).
  • Experience with both relational and NOSQL data technologies.
  • Experience with text analytics, APIs, and web scraping/crawling.



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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