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Data Science Specialist II (Hybrid)

3700 S. Stonebridge Dr., McKinney, Texas
Job number: 15306

Job Description:

Data Science Specialist II (Hybrid)

Primary Duties & Responsibilities


Experience what being part of the Globe Life family feels like. Be inspired by your leaders, encouraged, and cheered on by your teammates to excel and be supported in your career while working with us. We offer a competitive salary with a great benefits package, including 401(K) match, medical, dental, and vision health plans, short – term and long-term disability, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and other career development opportunities.

The Actuarial Department is responsible for supporting and enhancing sustainable growth of both sales and profits while managing the risks and safeguarding the solvency of Globe Life.  Actuaries are involved in life and health insurance product design, development, pricing and implementation, and are instrumental in the ongoing financial management of the enterprise.

This position reports to the Manager of Data Science within the Actuarial department and is responsible for a full range of activities related to data analysis, modeling, planning, development, deployment, and support of new and existing projects impacting multiple businesses units and business processes.


  • Models:
    • Designs, develops, and implements predictive models and monitoring tools
    • Applies mathematical, statistical, and quantitative techniques to draw conclusions, make recommendations, and drive change
    • Performs and helps guide clustering and / or segmentation analysis
  • Data / Analysis:
    • Aids in identifying and utilizing new data sources (data exploring, cleaning, and wrangling)
    • Maintains and shares knowledge of data analysis tools, data visualization, developing analysis queries and procedures in SQL, BI tools, or other analysis software
  • Projects:
    • Understands the business direction and follows the Data Science COE roadmaps and priorities to influence business and drive improvements
    • Manages personal time and assists others to ensure projects are completed and delivered on time
    • Outlines, performs, and coordinates analytical tasks which include the evaluation of the business problem, analytical methodology, prototypes, validation, documentation and presentation of findings and recommendations
    • Adheres to risk and compliance policies, standards, and procedures for business activities
  • Collaboration / Communication:
    • Collaborates with team members, business stakeholders, and subject matter experts to understand data needs and assist in and identify areas where data science can drive value
    • Communicates project progress, updates, and results to stakeholders and leadership on a regular basis


Required Skills


  • Communication:
    • Effective communication skills, including the ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders with data, dashboards, and visualizations
  • Modeling:
    • Expert skills in mathematical and statistical techniques to foster fact-based decision-making
    • Efficient feature engineering and selection (i.e., data manipulation, variable derivation, transformation, data classification)
    • Aware of data governance and data management practices
  • Development:
    • A passion to learn, assist others, build relationships, and a growth mindset.

Applicable to all employees of Globe Life & Accident and its subsidiaries:

  • Reliable and predictable attendance of your assigned shift
  • Ability to work full time and/or part time based on the position specifications.

Required Knowledge & Experience


  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field such as Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Actuarial Science, and/or Data Science
  • Industry:
    • Experience working in the insurance industry, or a related field, is preferred
    • Familiarity with data privacy and security regulations
  • Languages / Tools / Environments:
    • Experience with many of the following categories is preferred:
      • Programming / scripting languages (e.g., Python, R)
      • SQL and relational databases (e.g., SQL Server)
      • Data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau)
      • Machine learning services (e.g., SageMaker, DataRobot)
    • Modeling:
      • 4+ years of experience in data science and machine learning, including experience with popular data science tools and programming languages
      • Firsthand work experience analyzing large, complex data sets and developing supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms (e.g., regression, decision trees/random forest, gradient boosting, feature selection/reduction, clustering, parameter tuning)
    • Projects:
      • Project management experience, including leading individual projects through the data science life cycle
  • Schedule:
    • Onsite or Hybrid (WFH/Remote - Monday and Friday) & (In Office - Tuesday thru Thursday)



Location: 3700 S. Stonebridge Dr., McKinney, Texas

Savings and Investment Plan (401K) - Eligible employees may begin participating in the plan on the first day of employment.

Pension Plan - Eligible employees who complete one year of service with the Company become participants in the Pension.* (Not available to Cleveland Employees)

Medical - Benefits are available to all eligible employees and qualified dependents the first of the month following 30 days of continuous service.

Dental** and Vision - Eligible employees and qualified dependents are able to enroll the first of the month following 30 days of continuous service.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) - Our FSA has two components, Health Care and Dependent Care Accounts. These accounts allow employees to set aside a portion of their earnings on a pre-tax basis to cover out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. Participation is elected on a calendar year basis and is available to all eligible employees the first of the month following the completion of 30 days of continuous service.

Health Savings Accounts (HSA) - A pre-tax Health Spending Account (HSA) is offered to those who enroll in the High Deductible Plan. It allows you to pay for health care expenses. Participation is elected on a calendar year basis and is available to all eligible employees the first of the month following the completion of 30 days of continuous service. Company contributes to HSA.

Short-Term Disability - Eligible employees may be entitled to salary continuance during periods of temporary disability. Benefits are based on employee status and years of service.*

Group Life and Long-Term Disability** - Eligible employees may elect life insurance and long-term disability coverage the first of the month following 30 days of continuous service.

Vacation and Paid Holidays - Employees are eligible for vacation upon the completion of six months of employment. In addition, the Company offers eight paid holidays.

Education Assistance - The Company supports employees who wish to continue their education to secure increased responsibility and growth within their professional careers. We offer a reimbursement program for expenses incurred through approved institutions of learning. In addition, Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) and International Claim Association (ICA) program courses are offered after the completion of six months of services at no cost to the employee.

Fitness Reimbursement - Eligible employees are able to receive up to 100% reimbursement for monthly dues (employee only).

Supplemental Plans** - Cancer, Heart/Stroke, Accident.

*Please note, some benefits may vary by subsidiary. Please be sure to clarify with the Human Resources Department.
**Company paid benefit

Do I have to apply for every job that I am interested in? - Yes. Though our Talent Acquisition Team searches our database for qualified candidates, the only way to ensure that we know what position is of interest to you is if you apply for it directly.

Now that I've applied, what happens? - You will receive an immediate response from our system. Someone from our Talent Acquisition Team will review your qualifications and skills. If you're a good fit, we'll contact you to conduct an initial interview by phone, followed by assessment testing and an in person interview(s).

How do I get the contact information of the hiring manager for the job I am interested in? - It is our policy not to give contact information to external applicants. If, after you apply, it is determined that your skills and qualifications match our hiring needs, you will be contacted directly for an interview by someone on our Talent Acquisition Team.

I've been interviewed, what's next? - If selected, we'll extend a conditional offer. Then, pending a successful background check and drug screen, we'll confirm a start date.

The Whole Globe

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No Ceiling

SmileThe insurance industry may be traditional, but Globe Life has been, is, and always will be dedicated to building an inclusive, sustainable, and inspiring environment that does not have a ceiling on growth.