AI/ML Job: Sr. Data Scientist - NLP & Deep Learning


Sr. Data Scientist - NLP & Deep Learning at Allstate

🇺🇸 United States › Washington › Bothell   (Posted Sep 13 2018)

About the company
We are the Good Hands: We help people realize their hopes and dreams through products and services designed to protect them from life’s uncertainties and to prepare them for the future.

The Allstate Corporation is the largest publicly held personal lines property and casualty insurer in America. Allstate was founded in 1931 and became a publicly traded company in 1993.

Allstate offers car insurance, home, property, condo and renters insurance, plus insurance for recreational vehicles like motorcycles, boats and more.

The Allstate family of companies offers financial products including college savings programs, retirement planning and a range of life insurance products including term life and whole life.

Job position

Job description
Data Discovery and Decision Science (D3) is the research and analytics organization at Allstate. We are 180+ people solving some of today’s most complex analytics problems, making the lives of our Allstate colleagues easier and more productive, and driving our mission to deliver exceptional insurance solutions to our customers. We are passionate about learning new ways to get the most value from our massive data resources. We are partnering to incorporate analytics into every aspect of the enterprise. Developing ourselves and others is key to our success.

Are you passionate about the possibility of applying your Deep Learning and NLP skills to extract meaning from Allstate's massive unstructured data? As a Sr. Data Scientist authority in these areas you will be responsible for researching, developing, and improving algorithms that help computers learn from text. Our goal is to reduce the time and expense of performing traditionally manual tasks, growing efficiency and reducing costs. By extracting meaning from large data sets containing millions of documents, you will help Allstate to develop NLP capabilities to improve the speed and ease with which we underwrite a policy, estimate a claim, or service a customer.


Conduct state of the art research in Natural Language Processing / Understanding.

Use research and apply state-of-the-art deep learning techniques to inform key strategic recommendations and decisions.

Work across the enterprise to identify and incubate business use cases.

Advise data scientists and business partners on applying NLP in their work and regularly train them on the state-of-the-art.

Skills & requirements
Experience developing natural language processing/understanding, machine learning, or artificial intelligence algorithms/models required. Strong experience in deep learning required.

A graduate degree in a field such as math, computer science, statistics, engineering or machine learning, or equivalent experience.

Experience with general machine learning tools to build models and analyze data. (e.g. in R, Python, Matlab) and deep learning tools (e.g. TensorFlow, Keras) required.

Verified skills in coding. Software development experience a plus.

Knowledge of the theory and practice of NLP and deep-learning techniques.

Ability to craft new concepts and stay current with academic research.

Ability to summarize research and analysis for audiences with varying levels of expertise.

Strong analytic agility.

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