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Job Description

We are Farmers!

Join a team of diverse professionals at Farmers to acquire skills on the job and apply your learned knowledge to future roles at Farmers. Farmers Insurance also offers extensive training opportunities through the award winning University of Farmers named by Training magazine amongst top 10 corporate training units in the world. Start your career at Farmers today!

Job Summary

Farmers Insurance, a premier US property and casualty insurer, seeks talented individuals to join the Personal Lines group at Farmers. Members of the Personal Lines team work together to achieve our goals of:

* Profitable growth,

* Improved competitive position,

* Use of cutting edge methods and forward thinking in development of new products,

* Maintenance of existing products with a fresh and ever-evolving point of view

Each of these goals supports Farmers' overall mission of instilling confidence, security, and peace of mind in our customers by helping them get smart about insurance, plan for potential risk, and quickly restore their lives after a loss.

Essential Job Functions

Research & Development

Personal Lines Research & Development offers an exciting combination of research projects and business problems. We use an eclectic mix of modeling approaches to build industry-leading risk pricing models, measure performance, and inform strategy. Such techniques include generalized linear models, neural networks, decision trees, finite mixture models, cluster analysis, factor analysis, and multivariate statistical analysis.

Interns can expect to:

* Contribute to projects involving descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analysis leveraging a variety of statistical techniques

* Dig in by extracting data and performing segmentation and statistical analyses on large datasets (using languages/tools such as R, SAS, SQL, Hadoop and Python)

* Assist statisticians with research and implementation of technology using machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques
* Communicate/present findings to R&D staff and business partners

Physical Actions

Physical Environment

Education Requirements

Current Master's Degree student in a quantitative field, such as Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Analytics, or other related fields with advanced coursework in statistics. 3.0 GPA or higher

Experience Requirements

Proficiency in one or more statistical programming languages such as SAS, Python, and/or R

* Proven aptitude and demonstrated interest in statistical modeling techniques such as linear regression, logistic regression, and/or GLM

* Robust analytical, critical thinking, and creative problem solving skills

* Strong time management skills

* Solid written and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office

* Experience with data visualization and graphics tools such as Tableau for the creation of reports and dashboards is a plus

* Current and future authorization to work in the United States of America

Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.


Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 04/19/2019