Predictive Modeler

Job Description
Job Description

GuideOne Insurance is a nationally recognized insurer of houses of worship, senior living communities and educational institutions. Currently, we have an opening for an experienced predictive modeling analyst in our West Des Moines, Iowa office reporting through the Actuarial department. Project work will include planning and delivering predictive models and statistical analysis to address a variety of business applications to support GuideOne’s strategic vision.

Responsibilities Include:

Extract and manipulate data from various systems for input into modeling software such as Emblem

Run predictive models, namely GLM/regression models, for a variety of applications: pricing, marketing, claims, fraud, etc…

Provide demonstrable evidence of a model’s predictive power and documentation of the analysis leading to it

Secure buy-in from stakeholders and work with the implementation team to ensure approved models are built properly into production

Peer review the work of other modeling analysts and interact with other departments

While this role reports within the Actuarial department, it is not an exam-track position.

About GuideOne Insurance
GuideOne employs approximately 750 individuals across the country and is licensed to do business in all 50 states. We strive to hire the best people, enhance professional growth through training and development, and provide the resources to encourage employees to pursue the highest levels of excellence. In addition, GuideOne employees are rewarded for their personal contributions when the company reaches its profitability goals. Our work environment for our employees is caring and motiviating with strong open communication. Our success is exemplified by a 94% retention rate and an average 15 years of tenure.

Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, vision insurance. In addition, we offer paid holidays, a generous Personal Time Off program as well as Illness Time Off. We offer added value benefits of educational assistance, wellness incentives and reimbursement, free parking, and an onsite cafeteria with subsidized lunch. Our total compensation package includes a bonus structure and 401k match with a discretionary contribution.


Strong understanding of data organization, management, data mining, and validation techniques

2+ years of professional experience manipulating large datasets using SAS, SQL, or similar software

2+ years of experience developing predictive models, including a working knowledge of statistical theory

Ability to communicate technical, modeling issues to non-technical audiences

Four year degree in a quantitative field such as mathematics, statistics, or economics

Demonstrated attention to detail including project plan development and execution

Ability to apply analytics in a collaborative effort across functional areas to support the company’s strategic vision

Knowledge of insurance and experience with non-linear modeling approaches are a plus


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