Data Science & Advanced Analytics Senior Associate


Date: May 12, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


A career at New York Life offers many opportunities. To be part of a growing and successful business. To reach your full potential, whatever your specialty. Above all, to make a difference in the world by helping people achieve financial security. It’s a career journey you can be proud of, and you’ll find plenty of support along the way. Our development programs range from skill-building to management training, and we value our diverse and inclusive workplace where all voices can be heard. Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and service, supported by our Foundation. It all adds up to a rewarding career at a company where doing right by our customers is part of who we are, as a mutual company without outside shareholders. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of


Do you enjoy problem solving and thrive in an environment where you have freedom and autonomy to develop solutions?  Do you love exploring data, searching for “diamond in the rough” insights?  Are you an innovative, outside-the-box thinker who is comfortable with each step of the analysis process, from framing the problem and collecting the data to performing the analysis and sharing your findings?  Are you eager to influence transformational initiatives that raise an organization’s profile as an analytic competitor? 


If you answered yes to these questions, you could be a great fit for our team. This position reports to the Head of Advanced Analytics in New York Life’s Retail Annuities business.  As a member of the Strategy, Research, and Analytics team, you have the unique opportunity to leverage your analytics skills to uncover opportunities and help shape the strategic direction of our business.  We have a wealth of data available at our fingertips, and we are looking for your help to unlock its full potential.   



In this role you will:

  • Partner with members of Marketing, Sales, Product, and Service to identify their analytical needs, and develop solutions to support them
  • Solve complex questions that involve innovative framing, thorough deep-dives and statistical analysis
  • Use your data mining skills to identify new strategic opportunities to promote sales growth
  • Promote a test & learn strategy by assisting other team in the organization with experimental design, measuring results, and recommending improvements based on your findings
  • Collaborate with other analysts and data scientists across our organization to share best practices, learn new analytical techniques, and champion an organizational culture where data is central to decision making



  • Passion for data, with a curious mindset and a knack for problem solving
  • Highly autonomous, independent and innovative thinker
  • 4+ years of experience in an analytical role, where data analysis is a significant part of job function
  • Experience executing multiple end-to-end analytics projects, with demonstrated ability in each of the following areas:
  • Framing the analysis
  • Sourcing/preparing data from large databases
  • Analyzing data through segmentation, visualizations, and statistical analysis
  • Acquiring insights and developing recommendations
  • Communicating results via presentations and Powerpoint decks
  • Proficiency with at least one statistical software packages (e.g., R, Python, or SAS)
  • Proficiency with data querying languages (e.g., SQL or Hive)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Preferred: Experience with experimental design, statistical analysis, and/or predictive modeling



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