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Senior Data Scientist

Date Posted: May 22, 2018

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27518

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary  


Role Value Proposition: 


The Efficacy team is part of the Global Analytics Center of Excellence that enables transformative change in MetLife operations through research, development, and enablement of best approaches and technologies. As a Senior Data Scientist, your analytical and technical skills 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 and Spark.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Develops and tests programs and scripts in open source to implement models and other business analytics solutions.
  • Assists in establishing coding standards and best practices and performs code reviews to ensure these are implemented by the engagement team.
  • Assists in overseeing the migration of analytical projects from our legacy analytical software to open source leveraging Python and PySpark in a Big Data environment.
  • Develops custom analytical features in open source that can be leveraged on a global scale.
  • Trains, educates, and mentors the engagement team on open source tools, capabilities, and best practices.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Undergraduate degree required; advanced degree in Analytics, Machine Learning, Computer Science, or related field preferred.
  • 2-5 years of related work experience.
  • Experience leveraging open source in analytics.
  • Demonstrate an ability to explore and quickly learn new technologies.



  • Working experience with big data environments (i.e. Hortonworks, Cloudera, Big Insights) and technologies (Spark, HDFS, Hive, Oozie, etc.).
  • Strong knowledge of Hadoop ecosystem and distributed systems.
  • Extensive experience using Python and Spark/PySpark.
  • Understanding of statistical and/or machine learning model algorithms.
  • Deep understanding of data science methods and practice: formulating hypotheses, acquiring and manipulating data, building and validating models, implementing solutions, and measuring impact.
  • Ability to present complex technical problems/ideas to diverse audiences.



  • Experience deploying open source machine learning models in real time and batch in a production environment.
  • Building Flask applications for model deployment.
  • Comfortable working with Linux and the command line.
  • Experience leveraging open source for text analytics, APIs, deep learning, etc.
  • Experience conducting code reviews to ensure adherence to best practice and code quality.


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 #: 97645 

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