Employer: Allstate Insurance Company
D3- Data Discovery, & Decision Science: Data Science InternLocations: Silicon Valley, CA and Bothell, WADo you enjoy problem solving, quantitative reasoning, and technology? Are you interested in working in a collaborative, friendly environment? If so, we invite you to consider a Summer 2020 internship at Allstate with the Data, Discovery & Decision Science (D3) team! D3 is responsible for supporting other internal business units with a broad range of data, research and analytical projects. With a fast growing team of highly skilled personnel, D3 provides a unique learning environment through formal training curriculum, mentoring, informal everyday coaching and hands-on training.In D3, we use mathematical, statistical, and machine-learning techniques to assist in the research and development of pricing and economic models, data-visualization apps, and decision-making tools. We build products and knowledge to help business leaders, agents, and customers make better, data-driven decisions. The Data Scientist role requires Analytic Agility, the ability to quickly learn new modeling/machine learning techniques, programming languages, and see how these ideas can integrate to optimize the business.This role is responsible for leading the use of data to make decisions. This includes: The coding/development of tools that use machine learning/predictive modeling to make business decisions, searching for and integrating new data (both internal and external) that improves our modeling and machine learning results (and ultimately our decisions), and discovery of solutions to business problems that can be solved through the use of machine learning/predictive modeling.Key Responsibilities:The following are the areas of responsibility the Data Science Intern will be exposed in some capacity:Uses best practices, with limited coaching, to develop statistical, machine learning techniques to build models that address business needsUtilizes effective project planning techniques to break down basic and occasionally moderately complex projects into tasks and ensure deadlines are keptUses and learns a wide variety of tools and languages to achieve results (e.g., R, Python, Spark, SQL)Collaborates with the team in order to improve the effectiveness of business decisions through the use of data and machine learning/predictive modelingInnovates on projects by using new modeling techniques or toolsExecutes on modeling/machine learning projects effectivelyCommunicates findings to team and leadership ensure models are well understood and incorporated into business processesReviews and evaluates on appropriateness of techniques, given current modeling practices, to senior leadershipAllstate Internship Program: Target start date: May/June 2020 12 week summer internship programAn attractive compensation packageHousing stipend offered to qualified studentsCollaborative team environmentPlanned intern activities; including lunches with Allstate officers as keynote speakersVolunteer/community service opportunitiesPotential to receive possible full-time employment after graduationQualifications Currently pursuing a degree in a quantitative field (e.g. mathematics, statistics, computer or physical science).Pursuit of a graduate degree strongly preferred. Ability to solve problems, think critically, and communicate clearly.Knowledge of statistical modeling, machine learning, mathematical optimization, and/or data miningExperience with programming.An understanding of algorithmic scaling and complexity a plus.Experience with big-data tools (e.g. spark) a plus.