Data Science Director

New York NY
February 22 2018
Insurance, Securities

Functional Area:

FA - Finance

Estimated Travel Percentage (%): No Travel

Relocation Provided: No

AIG Employee Services, Inc.

We are helping transform AIG by balancing the art of decision-making with advanced and rigorous usage of data. Our goal is to make AIG more data-driven and accelerate performance improvement and business innovations at the intersection of cutting-edge technology, global insurance, and finance.

We are looking for a top-notch strategic thinker and data science expert that can lead teams of data scientists in high profile initiatives

What you will do:

  • Own critical and fast-paced initiatives
  • Manage and develop a team of highly talented data scientist
  • Build relationships with senior executives across AIG and partner with them to identify, design, develop and deploy data-driven solutions
  • Create robust, testable, and scalable solutions that leverage AIG's wealth of data to address some of its most critical priorities
  • Provide both high-level executive insights and deep detail across a variety of solutions
  • Apply key data science techniques (Statistics, Machine Learning, NLP) to the appropriate problems
  • Explore opportunities in cutting edge fields like AI and Intelligent Automation

What you bring to the table:

  • You are a passionate and engaging leader
  • You know how to build strong partnerships
  • You are a learning machine, curious about all aspects of what makes a particular process or solution work
  • You look at problems from a unique perspective and come up with creative and fast solutions that can easily scale while remaining cost-efficient
  • You can zoom-in and out on a topic, generating both micro- and macro-level insights relevant to the solution
  • You believe in fact-based decision making and love to roll up your sleeves to find evidence in support of (or against) key hypotheses
  • You are used to dealing with large volumes of diverse and “messy” data; you can come up with creative solutions to address the gaps that always exist with real world data
  • You can quickly anticipate which data science techniques will work and which ones are likely to fail
  • You can anticipate technology infrastructure needs and challenges (e.g. compute, storage, security, privacy, connectivity) and can partner with the right teams to solve them
  • You have a record of commitment and excellence:
    • You have excelled in your previous jobs and education
    • You have demonstrated drive (what accomplishment are you most proud of?)
    • You have tactfully dealt with sensitive situations involving a wide variety of conflicting opinions


  • 8+ years of experience in a combination of data science, strategy, analytics, technology, and/or management consulting roles
  • Refined communication and influencing skills adaptable to both technical and non-technical audiences, including global senior business leaders and functional managers
  • Achieved successful results in applying data science to high impact opportunities
  • Experience in managing teams in fast-paced environments - excellence in managing time and resources to drive projects to successful conclusions
  • Strong understanding of statistics and machine learning principles and methods
  • Significant experience with relevant programing languages (e.g. Python, R), visualization tools (e.g. Tableau/Qlikview), and/or advanced analytics packages

It has been and will continue to be the policy of American International Group, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.

At AIG, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission - creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and profitability. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives