Sr Data Specialist, Corporate Actuarial

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Job ID : 7354
Category : Corporate Actuarial & Risk
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Waterloo, Canada
Posting Range : $69,800 - $140,400

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Definity is the parent company to some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative property and casualty insurers. We can’t do that without our people, so we embrace and encourage a culture that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

We offer a flexible, hybrid work experience where employees work from the office and virtually depending on the type of work they are doing and who they are working with. Bring your true self and be a part of our journey. It’s better here.

The Senior Data Specialist is an innovative and experienced data professional with expertise in collection, processing, and transformation of data used for modelling, analysis, and reporting purposes.

Reporting to the Director, Special Projects, the Senior Data Specialist will be an integral part of an innovative, project-based team that translates business needs and opportunities into automated solutions. With a mix of data science and actuarial expertise, the Special Projects team supports all Corporate Actuarial teams comprising Reserving, Planning, Capital Modelling, and Strategic Risk. 

To thrive in this role, the Senior Data Specialist requires expert-level skills in SQL, Python, process automation, and cloud platforms. Experience with modern insurance processes, data visualization, Google Cloud Platform including Vertex AI, and predictive modelling in a P&C insurance context are also strong assets in this role.

What you can expect in this role?

  • Support the end-to-end design and implementation of new processes for Corporate Actuarial teams
  • Aggregate data from multiple sources with a focus on quality controls and automation
  • Take ownership of existing data pipelines, improving and modifying them as needed
  • Transform datasets to suit modelling, reporting, and analysis requirements
  • Develop a deep understanding of Definity’s data assets and recommend solutions to new and complex problems 
  • Build/perform validation and due diligence checks to assess data integrity
  • Create and evaluate predictive models in support of corporate actuarial functions

What do you bring to the role?

  • University degree in a quantitative field (e.g. Actuarial Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, Finance/Business)
  • Experience with data visualization
  • Understanding of statistical methods
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • 3-5 years of Python, SAS, and/or R programming experience
  • 3-5 years of SQL experience
  • Experience with creation and evaluation of predictive models in a P&C insurance context is an asset

Interested in this role, but don't meet every requirement? We encourage you to apply! We know from experience that a candidate doesn't need 100% of the qualifications listed to bring incredible value to our team. We're actively seeking diverse backgrounds and perspectives to help us make insurance better. At Definity, inclusion, diversity, and equity aren't just "nice to have" — they're essential to our success.

What's in it for you?

  • Hybrid work schedule for most roles
  • Company share ownership program
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Focus on inclusion with employee groups, support for gender affirmation surgery, access to BIPOC counsellors, access to programs for working parents
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounts on products and services

Actual salary for the role may vary depending on work location of the successful candidate and other factors including but not limited to, skills, education, experience, working conditions and the local labour market.  In addition to base pay, eligible employees may participate in various incentive plans which are paid out at the discretion of the company and subject to individual and company performance.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it.
It's better here — but don't take our word for it. Definity was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the Best Workplaces™ in Canada for women, for youth, and for inclusion.

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting [email protected].

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This role requires successful clearance of background checks (including criminal checks and leadership references).


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