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Chicago IL Allstate

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Job Description

The Research Engineer will develop novel methods, web service concepts, tools, algorithms and techniques that can leverage both structured and semi-structured data to solve tough problems like mobility analytics, data visualization, accident avoidance and risk prediction for traditional insurance and safety products. He/she will also assist in efforts to evaluate, extract, scrub/prep, analyze and visualize a host of internal and external datasets using machine learning and statistical analysis and communicate to various stakeholders across and outside the company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implementation of key research findings into working prototypes, and concept demonstrators.
  • Develop solutions, understand the technical problem and solution space, explore analytical and experimentation approach to create solution proof points.
  • Collaborate in a fast-changing environment and to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues who range from academic researchers, senior data scientists, Developers, Dev Ops, Hardware engineers, and Product managers.
  • Present findings for enterprise specific topics to senior leadership.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations and/or training sessions to share insights from research, software, tools or procedures to internal and external audience on a periodic basis.
  • Develop methods, tools, algorithms, processing approaches for business solutions and product development.
Job Qualifications
  • Master’s in computer science, math, or a highly quantitative discipline.
  • Deep hands on development skills in client/web services and/or cloud computing to support high volume and low latency-sensitive, and secure data.
  • Mastery of one or more of the following languages: Python, Java, C/C++, and agile development methodology and tool suites.
  • Knowledge of advanced data processing/real time systems using tools such as Spark, Flume, Kafka and Akka, and serverless processing architectures..
  • Knowledge in statistical methods and analysis including a deep understanding of regression and classification techniques.
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in research and product development.
  • Proficiency and/or a good understanding of structured and nonstructured databases.
  • Proficiency with data visualization and graphics tools for the creation of professional presentations, reports, web content, or education materials.
  • Genuinely excited and enthusiastic about learning and pushing technical limits when finding new solutions.
  • Ability to create and maintain good working relationships and collaborations while being able to work independently and take initiative.
  • Experience/knowledge in model optimization, evaluation, comparison, validation and selection.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience related to full stack web service development, including web client development is highly desired.
  • Experience in predictive model development, machine learning (MLlib, Mahout) and/or visualization tools of complex data.
  • Experience taking ideas from inception to pre-production products is highly desired.

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

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