Lead Data Scientist - Telematics

Chicago - northern suburbs, IL

Job ID: 2303 Job Category: Data Science Industry: Insurance Annual Salary: Up to $150K + bonus

The insurance industry has jumped into the world of Data Science with both feet, and our client, a leader in the space, is looking for a Data Science Leader in the Chicago area to tackle the messy problem of smart-phone telematics.

We're looking for a highly-technical Data Scientist who has experience specifically working with the confounding streams of data that our phones constantly produce through GPS, accelerometers, gyroscopes, and other sensors.

This role will oversee a small team and act as a subject matter expert to various resources from machine learning engineers to mobile developers.



  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field such as statistics, computer science, finance, etc.
  • Significant experience leveraging sensor data from cars and mobile phones (accelerometer, gyroscope, etc.)
  • Experience with a range of tools such as Python, R, and Hadoop for both wrangling difficult data streams and running advanced analytics
  • A strong background in using statistics and machine learning techniques to build business-critical predictive models
  • Leadership experience - a track record of successfully managing large projects and solutions; people management preferred
  • Insurance industry experience is a plus


Salary for this role varies based on prior experience, up to $150K + bonus . Unfortunately, visa sponsorship and transfers are not available - US Citizens and Green Card holders only.


Naomi Keller
Executive Recruiter

Naomi currently helps to lead Burtch Works' data science practice. She brings a wealth of experience from her time in the market research and analytics industry, as well as talent and technology experience from LinkedIn.
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