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Senior Data Scientist



Data Science
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Senior Data Scientist

Job Locations US-Remote
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(5/2/2024 2:43 PM)
# of Openings
Information Technology


ForMotiv Background

ForMotiv is the first Digital Behavioral Intelligence (DBI) platform. Using advanced, explanation-based predictive behavioral analytics, ForMotiv gives organizations unprecedented levels of insight into their users, leading to increased conversions, better digital experiences, and reduced risk and fraud. We’re well financed and have earned the business of some of the world’s most well-respected financial services companies. We’re a scrappy, collaborative group that is open to challenging each other and believe in learning something new every day.


The Role:

Join our growing data science team as a Senior Data Scientist. This hands-on role offers the chance to collaborate with fellow data scientists, engineers, and account management to deliver impactful solutions to our insurance industry customers. We’re actively creating turnkey behavioral data science products, and looking for a data scientist to uncover trends in customer data, develop analytics, and build customer models. This is a rare opportunity to get in on the ground-floor of a rapidly growing international startup, reporting directly to the CDO.

Our tech stack runs entirely within AWS, and leverages serverless, container-based facilities to create a highly performant and highly reliable service-based architecture.


  • Listen to customer requirements and internal requests, query various data sources, mine data for insights, package and present results in a way that makes a recommendation or provides value for a customer
  • Support the creation and maintenance of models in our predictive analytics ecosystem
  • Drive invention within the data science capability
  • Assist in automating the movement and processing of data in a real-time and batch Machine Learning environment.
  • Work with our Account Management team to standardize and productize valuable customer solutions


  • 4 year computer science or related degree (highly recommended, but may be waived with relevant experience)
  • 4+ years of experience in the insurance industry (P&C or Life) or with a technology company selling into the insurance industry
  • 4+ years of experience in data analytics or data science working primarily with cloud technologies at a reputable company with references
  • Strong mathematics and problem-solving skills
  • Comfort communicating and presenting results to stakeholders and customers
  • 4+ years experience using Python; experience using tools such as Jupyter Notebooks, Airflow, Spark, Hadoop/EMR, Sagemaker, S3, Glue, etc. a plus
  • 4+ years experience using SQL to analyze and combine data across a variety of sources
  • Familiarity with BI tools (Tableau preferred), data structures and general data visualization.
  • Expertise in interacting with multiple data storage types and products, such as S3,Postgres, Redshift, Snowflake, HDFS, etc.
  • Familiarity with MLops concerns, including monitoring and alerting tools such as Datadog, Logstash, CloudWatch, Prometheus, Grafana, and similar tools, is a plus.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, organized and a willingness to learn (and be taught)
  • You’re comfortable in a fast-paced, unstructured environment
  • Eagerness to wear multiple hats and lend a hand to your teammates when called upon

What ForMotiv Offers:

  • Stock options with vested interest in growing the business
  • Ground floor access to venture-backed technology start-up with global presence
  • Permanent, full-time employment with company sponsored employee health, dental & 401k plans
  • Remote work environment

The 5 Cultural Characteristics we look for:

  • Curiosity: You look at each day as an opportunity to learn something new, not as an opportunity to prove what you already know.
  • Work ethic: You look at each day as an opportunity to get better for yourself and your team.
  • Empathy: You care how others feel around you, and you have the capacity to understand their points of view.
  • Teachable: You know your strengths and weaknesses and you aren’t afraid to ask for help; everybody you work with is smarter than you about something; willing to learn from.
    everybody and willing to accept that you can always improve the way YOU work.
  • Integrity: You have the judgment to do the right thing even when it’s not in your own self-interest.


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