Data Scientist - Natural Language Processing

Data Scientist - Natural Language Processing

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GEICO is on the cutting-edge of smart marketing and advertising. We have a culture of experimentation, rapid iterations and feedbacks, and lean delivery, complimented with strong partnership and collaboration with product, marketing, tech, and data teams. We are looking for an Natural Language Processing (NLP) researcher who has experience and passion for innovation at the intersection of data, experimentation, and marketing.


You will help drive growth in GEICO’s various lines of business, and help evolve our marketing programs through message customization and optimization by means of NLP, machine learning, and dynamic testing. You will work with large-scale data across variety of channels and customer touch points, conduct in-depth quantitative analysis, build and validate Machine Learning models, and deliver impactful and useful products that will drive key marketing decisions.

  • Research and design solutions for various insurance NLP use cases 

  • Insurance specific corpus generation and language modeling 

  • Design and architect word/sentence/document embeddings of insurance content 

  • Perform context sensing and context-group discrimination on insurance content 

  • Build solutions for domain specific NER, functional component tagging 

  • Build solutions for domain specific text generation 


Technical Capabilities 

  • Linguistics knowledge 

  • Demonstrated experience with NLP including  

    • Corpus preparation 

    • Word embeddings 

    • Language modeling 

    • Use cases like NER, Q/A systems, text generation etc. 

  • Experience in supervised and unsupervised modeling, transfer learning 

  • Experience in deep learning 

    • MLP, CNN 

    • LSTM/GRU, attention, transformers 

    • Sequence-to-sequence learning 

    • Keras, Tensorflow, PyTorch, SpaCy 

    • Pre-trained NLP solutions BERT, GPT3 and other variants 

  • Strong coding skills (Python/R) 

  • Experience with data science product life-cycle 

Professional Capabilities 

  • Strong sense of curiosity and ability to self-learn; willingness to research, design and test novel solutions and learn from failures 

  • Ability to research and offer solutions related to novel problems 

  • Ability to build, test, and iterate on medium to large scale projects of moderate complexity  

  • Strong analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills 

  • Strong oral and written communication, ability to create presentations with a logical flow to tell a compelling story 

  • Excellent attention to detail 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of data science experience 

  • Experience with Dynamic Multivariate Search/optimization algorithms: e.g. Multiarmed bandit, reinforcement learning, evolutionary algorithms 

  • Strong statistics knowledge 

  • Experience with Bayesian learning (e.g. Bayesian regression, Bayesian Networks) 

  • Experience with design of experiments 

  • Experience with clustering and segmentation methods 

At GEICO, we make sure you have the support and resources to leverage and develop your skills, secure your financial future, and take care of your health and well-being. GEICO continually seeks to provide a workplace where everyone can be their authentic self. To help achieve this goal, we support associate-led Employee Resource Groups that foster a true sense of community. Through GEICO’s competitive benefits offerings and various training and development opportunities, we have you covered with our Total Rewards Program* includes:

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**

  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave

  • 401(k) Plan with Profit Sharing

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Paid Training and Licensures

*Benefits may be different by location.  Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.

**Coverage begins with the pay period after hire date. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.

GEICO is an equal opportunity employer. GEICO conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

To ensure our associates receive the training and support needed to excel and thrive, associates hired for this position are generally required to work at the GEICO building during their orientation period. GEICO follows federal and state guidance and legal requirements regarding measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, including masking and social distancing. Measures may vary by GEICO location.

GEICO is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultivating an environment where equal employment opportunities are available to all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO celebrates diversity and believes it is critical to our success. As such, we are committed to recruit, develop and retain the most talented individuals to join our team.


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