Sr. Data Scientist in Windsor, CT at Voya

Date Posted: 8/12/2018

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Profile Summary:

Voya Financial in Windsor, CT is looking to hire a Data Scientist to work in the Analytics Center of Excellence. The Data Scientist will be responsible for expanding the use of big data technologies in the COE.

Profile Description:

  • Supporting and enhancing partnerships with business stakeholders and subject matter experts
  • Identifying opportunities to expand the business impact from data analytics through the use of big data
  • Evaluating and recommending big data platforms and technologies
  • Identifying and assessing the value of big data sources
  • Performing data analytics and predictive modeling using big data sources in combination with traditional structured data sources
  • Working with the COE's Data Team to integrate big data sources with traditional in-house and 3rd-party data

Knowledge and Experience:

Our ideal candidate will have strong academic qualifications in a quantitative discipline and hands-on experience answering key business questions using big data analytics.


  • Advanced degree or equivalent work experience in a quantitative discipline such as statistics, computer science, actuarial, applied mathematics, or engineering
  • In-depth knowledge and experience selecting and applying appropriate data analytics algorithms such as decision trees, regression methods, stochastic models, neural networks, and time series analyses
  • Expertise in SQL query development, Hadoop, Python, and data visualization, Hive, HDFS, Spark.
  • Experience with Big Data Analytics tools required;  Experience with Cloudera Data Science Workbench (CDSW) preferred. 
  • Solid business acumen with the ability to quickly learn about Voya's core businesses  (Retirement, Annuity, Insurance, Employee Benefits, Investment Management)
  • 5+ Years of experience in related field
  • Knowledge of IBM SPSS Modeler a plus. 



Critical Skills
At Voya, we have identified the following critical skills which are key to success in our culture: 

  • Customer Focused: Passionate drive to delight our customers and offer unique solutions that deliver on their expectations.
  • Critical Thinking: Thoughtful process of analyzing data and problem solving data to reach a well-reasoned solution.
  • Team Mentality: Partnering effectively to drive our culture and execute on our common goals. 
  • Business Acumen: Appreciation and understanding of the financial services industry in order to make sound business decisions. 
  • Learning Agility: Openness to new ways of thinking and acquiring new skills to retain a competitive advantage.

Learn more about Critical Skills.