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Location :
Chicago, IL US
Level :
Senior Manager
Job Category :
Data Science & Analytics
Description :

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Job Description

PSID’s Technical Product Management team members serve as the technology product visionaries for new data driven business opportunities while driving the execution of that vision all the way from definition of the product to delivering them. These initiatives are typically backed by a new breakthrough technology. The team also has a shared ownership (with other PSID teams) of strategic projects that are built in partnership with teams across Allstate Enterprise as well as with external companies and academic institutions. PSID’s Technical Product Managers serve as “owners” of innovative products through most of their life cycle- Discovery, production grade build out, Go-to-market strategy and Launch.


Position Description/Job Summary:

The ideal candidate for Senior Manager, Data Science & Architecture serves as one of the key leaders of PSID initiatives and typical emerge as future leaders of Innovation team. They play a lead role in driving the cross-functional teams at the intersection of development, design, and business strategy functions towards realizing MVP goals and in some cases, beyond that. These efforts may include strategic technologies/partner identification and due diligence, market research, discovery, technology roadmap definition, and eventual commercialization. Senior TPMs (Data Analytics) are expected to work closely with Exec team members as well as with world class talent - Data Scientists, Engineers and Strategists, while taking ownership of the product’s data landscape.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages or oversees Discovery and Framing sessions (workshop facilitation) to help derive data workflows, surface new ideas, and help create a better understanding of the problem at hand.
  • Be comfortable with deploying new data pipelines and Data analytics tools to process data from millions of customers and diverse data sources.
  • Mentors new Product Managers and ensures that they maintain a backlog (part of Agile process) using Jira or similar software to keep the team focused and productive
  • Contribute to overall technology strategy and serve as a solutions architect.
  • Be comfortable in explaining complex technical concepts in a simplified manner to our internal and external stakeholders on different levels of organization.
  • Be able to educate and mentor developers in the techniques and best-practices required to build highly-scalable, performant analytics pipelines
  • Be fluent in making presentations for both internal (department meetings, etc.,) and external forums ( tech or industry conferences)

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science/Engineering/Mathematics or other technical field
  • 5+ years of overall software Dev experience (Python, Java, C++, preferable) or as an architect.
  • Past experience as Solutions Architect and/or Data Scientist is a big plus
  • Proven experience in developing “at scale” analytics and machine learning solutions for production environments with large amounts of data
  • Sound understanding of modeling techniques and algorithms.
  • Solid knowledge of a variety of data science tools (MatLab,, for example) and an understanding about when to optimally deploy which tool/application
  • Past actuarial or insurance pricing modeling experience is a huge plus.
  • Practical experience in the data engineering involved in developing a new data pipeline is a must
  • Experience with various Apache stream-processing projects essential Kafka, Flink, Spark
  • Experience with handling cloud infrastructure deployments is a plus, but necessary
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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