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Where good people build rewarding careers.

Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Description


Arity is a new technology company that uses advanced predictive analytics to help partners evaluate risk and make sense of everyday experiences. Our proprietary algorithms analyze billions of data points, distilling the flood of information into simple, actionable insights. Chief among these is the Arity Driving Score, which models billions of miles of driving and claims data to assess risk, gauging each driver’s likelihood of an event.


Founded by The Allstate Corporation, an organization synonymous with protection and preparation, Arity is born from a long-standing commitment to deep customer understanding and future-focused innovation. Fueled by the curiosity of a startup, our expertise begins with connected car, providing applied insights that meet insurer and transportation/mobility company needs and enhance driver safety, connectivity and value.


Don’t miss this opportunity to join a team where your innovative thinking and technology skills can improve the safety of those on the road and further enhance the car-ownership experience.


The Team
Data science incorporates techniques across many disciplines – including mathematics/statistics, computer programming, data engineering and ETL, software development, and high performance computing – with traditional business expertise with the goal of extracting meaning from data to optimize future business decisions. Individuals in this field should be fluent in several of these disciplines and sufficiently proficient in others to effectively design, build, and deliver end to end analytics products. Arity Data Science and Analytics is responsible for aligning with and contributing to company-wide objectives by identifying new product opportunities and enhancing current capabilities.

Arity Data Scientists are responsible for working as members of a product team to build predictive models and develop new machine learning techniques that enable Arity, and its partners, to make better decisions to achieve its goals. This is a highly dynamic position that requires a high degree of flexibility, intellectual curiosity, and the ability to rapidly adapt to changing business needs, new technologies, and modeling/machine learning techniques.


The Role

The Arity Data Science Manager is responsible for leading a team/ teams in work that allows Arity product teams to use data-driven insights to make decisions. The manager will provide functional and technical strategies for enabling business decisions with actionable data and analytics. This individual will create a work environment that enables employees to be their best and deliver on their accountabilities.

This individual is responsible for managing and contributing to a wide range of projects and programs, and exhibits broad influence on peers, broader team and outside stakeholders. The manager is also a key driver in identifying and implementing process improvements to lead to increased efficiency, quality and effective budget allocation. Additionally, the Data Science General Manager understands the business needs and corporate goals and applies strategic thinking to develop measures to reach such goals.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities
Strategic Leadership

  • Oversees the design and delivery of complex technical projects
  • Works directly with business partners to develop, communicate and execute on projects
  • Continually monitors and anticipates resource needs and makes proactive recommendations and oversees day to day operations
  • Provides strategic direction and takes accountability for requirements, procedures and standards
  • Provides effective, real-time performance management feedback, coaching and mentoring
  • Prioritizes talent cultivation, retention and succession planning
  • Demonstrates influential leadership and leads by example when handling ambiguous and difficult situations
  • Drives effective use of budget


Problem Solving

  • Anticipates and resolves critical to complex operational issues
  • Engages appropriate parties in discussion to drive issue resolution and decision making
  • Leverages numbers / metrics / prior experiences to draw conclusions and drive business results


Collaboration and Communication

  • Works across the organization to ensure coordination of the project portfolio with other initiatives
  • Develops and delivers communications for complex technical projects to non-technical audiences (appropriate audience, vehicle, level of detail, urgency)
  • Projects strong storytelling skills (verbal & written) and engaging leadership presence
  • Functions as a liaison between business unit and technology area and builds strong relationships
  • Serves as thought leader on team communication needs


Knowledge Management

  • Possesses advanced discipline and insurance or appropriate Arity product knowledge, working knowledge of all teams (business, technology, etc.), applies it and teaches others
  • Articulates corporate goals & strategy, how it connects to  individual teams / disciplines, applies it and teaches others
  • Effectively navigates across Arity, Allstate and Shared Services
  • Actively shares; purposeful and strategic conduit from business to team and stakeholders


Project Management

  • Acts as liaison with business partners and technology for assigned projects and portfolios, identifying and driving resolution to issues impacting product or project quality, timely implementation of initiatives and/or quality of initiatives
  • Provides support to business partners
  • Manages the portfolio/inventory of all team projects with minimal support, to ensure projects are implemented on time, at or under budget and with quality
  • Represents team in project meetings to communicate results, issues, timelines, etc.
  • Provides regular reporting for assigned projects

Job Qualifications


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience: 7 + years experience; prior insurance experience preferred
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Advanced problem solving skills
  • Advanced decision making skills
  • Advanced communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Advanced time, organizational and project management skills
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Intermediate conflict resolution skills

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

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