Senior Data Scientist

January 13, 2022
Conshohocken, PA
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Company Description  

Who is Jornaya?

At Jornaya, a Verisk business, we believe in using innovative technology and data that empowers companies to connect with their customers and prospects at the right time and in the most meaningful way. We take pride in helping our customers understand and apply our solutions and data to improve their digital marketing strategies in new and creative ways. When our customers win, we win.

Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) provides predictive analytics and decision-support solutions to customers in the insurance, energy and specialized markets, and financial services industries. More than 70 percent of the FORTUNE 100 relies on the company’s advanced technologies to manage risks, make better decisions and improve operating efficiency. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the company continues to make the world better, safer and stronger, and fosters an inclusive and diverse culture where all team members feel they belong.

With more than 100 offices in nearly 35 our global team uses AI, machine learning, automation, and other emerging technologies to collect and analyze billions of records. We provide advanced decision-support to prevent credit, lending, and cyber risks. In addition, we monitor and advise companies on complex global matters such as climate change, catastrophes, and geopolitical issues.

But why we do our work is what sets us apart. It stems from a commitment to making the world better, safer and stronger.

It’s the reason Verisk is part of the UN Global Compact sustainability initiative. It’s why we made a commitment to balancing 100 percent of our carbon emissions. It’s the aim of our “returnship” program for experienced professionals rejoining the workforce after time away. And, it’s what drives our annual Innovation Day, where we identify our next first-to-market innovations to solve our customers’ problems.

At its core, Verisk uses data to minimize risk and maximize value. But far bigger, is why we do what we do.

At Verisk you can build an exciting career with meaningful work; create positive and lasting impact on business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. We have received the Great Place to Work® Certification for the fifth consecutive year. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as a World’s Best Employer and a Best Employer for Women, testaments to our culture of engagement and the value we place on an inclusive and diverse workforce. Verisk’s Statement on Racial Equity and Diversity supports our commitment to these values and affecting positive and lasting change in the communities where we live and work.

Job Description  

We are looking for an experienced data scientist to join our innovative Data Science organization. As part of our Data Science team you will use big data tools and your programming, quantitative modeling and machine learning expertise to deliver valuable insights that can be deployed as data products at scale. To be successful at Jornaya you will need to embrace being a full-stack data scientist and execute with a builder's mindset. You will encounter all aspects of the data science process - from data collection, analysis and modeling to solution architecting, engineering, and model deployment to business analysis and communication of results to relevant business units. You will also be working with truly Big Data: we witness over 500 million unique consumer purchase activities a month, all collected in a manner which prioritizes consumer privacy. 

As a Senior Data Scientist at Jornaya, you will have the opportunity to work on: 

  • Applying graph algorithms and advanced clustering analytics to enhance Jornaya's consumer identity graph 

  • Using NLP frameworks to categorize consumer events from Jornaya's network and from external event data sources 

  • Building and deploying predictive models and consumer journey analytics leveraging best practices for model management lifecycle 

  • Contributing to data product development: proposing product enhancements, exploring alternative use cases with standard products, and developing new product ideas through prototypes and PoCs 

  • Engaging with engineering teams to implement proposed modeling solutions and product enhancements 

  • Collaborating with other Data Scientists to further the team's analytical acumen, expand our inventory of approaches and promote a data-driven culture across the company 


  • Deep quantitative skillset that includes formal training in applied mathematics, statistics and/or computational sciences 

  • Subject-matter expertise in the application of machine learning algorithms and predictive analytics to data product development 

  • Hands-on experience with architecting predictive modeling solutions to be used in production environments 

  • Expert-level proficiency with SQL and Python as tools for data processing, visualization, analysis and algorithm development 

  • Experience developing data and analytical solutions leveraging distributed computing platforms and big data technologies (e.g. Spark, Hive, Presto) 

  • Extensive hands-on experience developing with machine learning libraries such as scikit-learn, XGBoost, LightGBM, or others 

  • Experience developing cloud-based data and analytical solutions 

Nice to Have 

  • Prior experience applying deep learning methodologies and frameworks such as MXNet, TensorFlow, Keras, or PyTorch to NLP-related problems 

  • Analyzing graph data using graph-specific algorithms and data stores 

  • Experience in developing data pipelines and machine learning models in Spark 

  • Experience developing solutions with AWS services such as S3, EMR, SageMaker, Athena, and Redshift 

  • Served as a member of an agile (Scrum/Kanban) product or engineering team 

  • Familiarity with software development tools, processes, and the software development lifecycle 


Additional Information  

Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

All members of the Verisk Analytics family of companies are equal opportunity employers. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age or disability.

Unsolicited resumes sent to Verisk, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Verisk business mailing address, fax machine or email address, or directly to Verisk employees, will be considered Verisk property. Verisk will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

Consumer Privacy Notice

At Verisk, the health and safety of our people is our number one priority.  Effective November 15, 2021, and subject to applicable law, all prospective hires for office based roles or roles that support any of our businesses’ government contracts will be required to demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date, or qualify for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement, as a condition of employment. Hired candidates who do not demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will no longer meet the requirements for employment and their offers of employment will be immediately rescinded, in accordance with applicable law.

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