• Location
    • San Francisco
  • Date Posted
  • 24 Sep 2020
  • Function
  • Data Science
  • Sector
  • Fintech

About Us

On the off chance you've thought about insurance, it's likely because you've insured something you love, not because you loved your insurance company. Metromile is out to change that. As an insurtech powered by data science and customer centric-design, we’re building a community of drivers who come for the savings and stay for the experience.

With technology at its core, Metromile is reimagining insurance to make it fairer and actually delightful. We’re obsessed with savings, service, and features -- street sweeping alerts, monthly mileage summaries, fuel trackers and more -- that engage a customer all along their journey. We’re on the forefront of disrupting a $250 billion auto insurance category that has gone unchanged for over 80 years.

Metromile’s diverse team combines the best of Silicon Valley technologists with veterans from Fortune 500 insurers and financial services giants. This management structure ensures that the business is focused on growth, customer experience, and technology innovation while also balancing unit economics and profitability. Our customer service, claims, and sales teams are all based in-house in the US.

About The Role

Metromile is seeking a Senior Data Scientist to work with partners from across our company to support and grow our business. Your modelling will draw on data from in-car sensors, mobile sources, and connected vehicles to predict driving risk and better understand our customers. This understanding of risk and behavior is at the core of our insurance business and will disrupt the way the industry currently uses indirect proxies for pricing.

If you are excited by the opportunity to explore diverse data sources and work on impactful projects central to our company’s mission, then we’d love to hear from you.

You will

  • Own end-to-end data science projects from the exploration phase to implementation in production to post-production monitoring.
  • Improve our infrastructure for training and deploying machine learning models, both batch and real-time
  • Communicate data science models to a range of stakeholders, incorporating their feedback to ensure our models have the best impacts on the business
  • Use your models to influence decisions across the business and gain support from executive leadership
  • Work with a diverse team of collaborative data professionals who enjoy technical discussions and learning new methodologies.

About You

  • No degree required. While we appreciate experience in a quantitative field like statistics, economics, applied math, operations research, physics or engineering, we recognize there are many paths to gain that experience and would love to hear about yours
  • 2+ years experience building and deploying machine learning models in production
  • Ability to work efficiently with data at scale (e.g., billions of rows from sensors)
  • Proficiency with SQL for writing efficient queries on large datasets
  • Proficiency with Python for statistical and numerical modeling
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and ability to collaborate with cross-functional partners to build the business

Bonus Points

  • Your prior experience was within the fintech, insurtech, or autonomous vehicle space
  • Experience with AWS and/or GCP cloud platforms
  • Experience with Python and/or Scala APIs of Apache Spark

What’s In It For You

  • Competitive salary plus equity
  • Robust benefit options (health, dental, vision, 401K)
  • Strong culture of communication and support in the current remote environment
  • Wellness benefits
  • Remote social events (happy hour, trivia night)
  • Generous parental leave
  • Mac equipment
  • Metromile is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
  • Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.