Decision Science Analyst Senior (Remote)
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: August 4, 2022
Purpose of JobWe are currently seeking a Decision Science
Analyst Senior to join our Small Business Insurance team. This
Analyst will work in a remote (Work@Home) capacity.
Provide decision support for business areas across the enterprise.
Staff in this area will be responsible for applying mathematical
and statistical techniques and/or innovative /quantitative
analytical approaches to draw conclusions and make 'insight to
action' recommendations to answer business objectives and drive
change. The essence of work performed by the Decision Science
Analyst involves gathering, manipulating and synthesizing data
(e.g., attributes, transactions, behaviors, etc.), models and other
relevant information to draw conclusions and make recommendations
resulting in implementable strategies.Job RequirementsAbout
USAAUSAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial
security of millions of U.S. military members and their families.
This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking
at every level.Primary Responsibilities:
- Identifies and manages existing and emerging risks that stem
from business activities and the job role.
- Ensures risks associated with business activities are
effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled.
- Follows written risk and compliance policies, standards, and
procedures for business activities.
- Leverages advanced business, analytical and technical knowledge
to participate or lead discussions with cross functional teams to
understand and collaborate highly complex business objectives and
influence solution strategies.
- Applies advanced analytical techniques to solve business
problems that are typically medium to large scale with significant
impact to current and/or future business strategy.
- Applies innovative and scientific/quantitative analytical
approaches to draw conclusions and make 'insight to action'
recommendations to answer the business objective and drive the
- Translates recommendation into communication materials to
effectively present to various levels of management.
- Incorporates visualization techniques to support the relevant
points of the analysis and ease the understanding for less
- Identifies and gathers the relevant and quality data sources
required to fully answer and address the problem for the
recommended strategy through testing or exploratory data analysis
- Integrates/transforms disparate data sources and determines the
appropriate data hygiene techniques to apply.
- Thoroughly documents assumptions, methodology, validation and
testing to facilitate peer reviews and compliance
- Understands and adopts emerging technology that can affect the
application of scientific methodologies and/or quantitative
analytical approaches to problem resolutions.
- Succinctly delivers analysis/findings in a manner that conveys
understanding, influences various levels of management, garners
support for recommendations, drives business decisions, and
influences business strategy.
- Provides subject matter expertise in operationalizing
- Remains informed on current data and analytics trends, (Ex:
Cloud, Data Mining, Python, Neural Networks, Sensor data, IoT,
- Identifies opportunities to continue to learn in the data and
analytics space, whether informal (E.g., Coursera, Udemy, Kaggle,
Code Up, etc) or formal (E.g. Certifications or advanced
coursework).When you apply for this position, you will be required
to answer some initial questions. - This will take approximately 5
minutes. - Once you begin the questions you will not be able to
finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your
- Bachelor's degree in quantitative analytics field such as
Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences,
Operations Research, Data and/or Business Analysis, Data Science or
other quantitative discipline; OR 4 years of related experience in
statistics, mathematics or quantitative analytics (in addition to
the minimum years of experience required) may be substituted in
lieu of degree.
- 6 years of data & analytics experience OR a minimum of 4 years
of data & analytics experience and up to 2 years of progressive
functional business relevant experience within the respective
industry of responsibility (P&C) for a total of 6 years
combined experience OR advanced degree in quantitative analytics
field such as Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics,
Actuarial Sciences, Operations Research, Data and/or Business
Analysis, Data Science or other quantitative discipline and 4 years
of experience in data/analytics or functional business experience
within the respective industry of responsibility (P&C).
- Demonstrates advanced skills in mathematical and statistical
techniques and approaches used to drive fact-based
- Advanced knowledge of data analysis tools, data visualization,
developing analysis queries and procedures in SQL, SAS, BI tools or
other analysis software, and relevant industry data & methods and
ability to connect external insights to business problems.
- Experience with new and emerging data sets, and incorporation
(data wrangling, data munging) into new insights.Preferred
- Commercial lines insurance experienceThe above description
reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal
functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed
description of all the work requirements that may be performed in
the job.Compensation:USAA has an effective process for assessing
market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain
competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your
experience and market position. The salary range for this position
is: $97,200.00 - $175,000*( this does not include geographic
differential it may be applied based on your work
location)Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on
overall corporate and individual performance or at the discretion
of the USAA Board of Directors. *Geographical Differential:
Geographic pay differential is additional pay provided to eligible
employees working in locations where market pay levels are above
the national average. - Shift premium: will be addressed on an
individual-basis for applicable roles that are consistently
scheduled for non-core hours. - -Benefits:At USAA our employees
enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial,
and emotional wellness. - These benefits include comprehensive
medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance,
parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with
paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness
programs. - Additionally, our career path planning and continuing
education assists employees with their professional goals. Please
click on the link below for more details.Relocation assistance is
NOT available for this position.
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