Data Scientist

Data Scientist

  • Securian Financial
  •  Minneapolis, Minnesota


The ideal candidate for the position of Data Scientist is passionate about digging into large amounts of data, both known and unknown, structured and unstructured. This individual must have a strong interest in developing data science solutions to address business problems as well as an ability to interact effectively with both the technology and business teams. You will contribute significantly to the vision of our data environment and advance our data science capabilities.

What you would do in this job:

  1. Provide data science support on enterprise initiatives to drive business growth, productivity, and efficiency.
  2. Drive the adoption of data science capabilities by training and educating management and end users on data science concepts, applications and best practices.
  3. Mentor junior level data science associates within the organization.
  4. Support the implementation and development of a customer/channel partner Data Lake at Securian Financial.

Qualifications / Experience

Minimum (4-6 years) of work experience and/or graduate education in Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science, Actuarial Science or Computer Science.

Degree in field such as Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science or equivalent work experience.

Substantial experience with data science tools (e.g. R, SAS, Tableau, SQL, Excel, etc.).

Expert ability manipulating data (extraction, cleansing, joining, etc.).

Demonstrable experience automating data science solutions.

Strong communication skills to educate business users on data science concepts and techniques.

Demonstrated organization, prioritization, and project coordination skills to work across multiple initiatives simultaneously.

Experience with Big Data systems (Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Pig, etc.).

Preferred Skills for this job:

Familiarity with the insurance and financial services marketplace, products, distribution   channels and target markets to effectively hone in on the most relevant data and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to drive successful business strategies is a plus.

Knowledge of marketing and sales technology platforms (Salesforce, Journey Builder, Pardot, etc.).

Advanced experience integrating multiple data sources to develop cross-channel insights.

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Securian Financial
Type Private
Size 1 to 10 employees

At Securian Financial, we’re here for family. And we’re here because of it. We’re guided by our purpose: helping customers build secure tomorrows. Since 1880, we’ve been building a uniquely diversified company that has outlasted economic ups and downs while staying true to our customers. We’re committed to the markets we serve, providing insurance, investment and retirement solutions that give families the confidence to focus on what’s truly valuable: banking memories with those who matter most.

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