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Actuarial Data Scientist


This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted June 15, 2022.

Akur8 is a young, dynamic, fast growing insurtech startup that is revolutionizing insurance rate making with transparent AI.

Since 2016 our skilled R&D team of data scientists, software engineers and actuaries has developed unique AI algorithms that automate the insurance rate making process in an unprecedented way.

Our solution is a SaaS platform which allows insurance companies to model their risks 10 times faster, with a far higher predictive power than traditional methods.

This constitutes a major game changer for the insurance industry.

Selected as Best French Insurtech 2020, at no.42 in Sonr’s World Top 100 Insurtech Companies 2020, as well as in the Top 25 emerging technologies in Oxbow Partners Insurtech Impact Report, Akur8’s solution is international by design, targeting all insurance carriers globally, and focusing on more mature markets for faster expansion.

We closed our $30m Series B in June 2021 with notable international investors and are poised for growth to become the global leader in insurance rate making Akur8 is headquartered in Paris but is rapidly expanding internationally with a strong focus on the US market
– with the opening of a first US office in NYC and the recruitment of a local team.

To learn more about Akur8, go to this video link: To meet our Data Science team, go to this video link: To meet our Commercial team, go to this video link: Akur8 is, in all senses of the term, an equal opportunities employer.

ROLE You’ll be in direct contact with clients, be they Head of Pricing, Head of Product, CTOs, Actuaries or Data Scientists, in order to provide industry-related expertise and elaborate on the different features of the Akur8 suite.

As an Actuarial Data Scientist, this is the ideal opportunity to use cutting edge advanced machine learning technology, and to have a visible effect on the product roadmap of one of the world’s leading insurtech companies.

This position is the perfect compliment to our Sales, Product and R&D departments, providing the perfect technical compliment whilst assisting clients in acquiring the best understanding and the maximization of their use of ML techniques for insurance rate making.

You’ll contribute by providing industry-specific product assistance during interactions with the relevant client contact.

Leading product demonstrations with different audiences and product pilots / proofs of concepts with Actuaries and Data Scientists, in addition to your pre-sales responsibilities, you’ll also be able to work on designing product training, improving model development and leading on-going customer success.

Finally, you’ll also contribute to white papers and/or webinars to establish the leadership of Akur8 in US insurance pricing.

You’ll be based in our New York City office although traveling for business events may be required.

PROFILE The successful candidate must meet each of the following criteria in order to be considered for this position: A minimum of 3 years experience in a P&C / General insurance rate making role as an Actuary, Data Scientist or as a Rate Maker (in order to understand insurance business imperatives and to be able establish solutions in accordance with them) A strong understanding of Data Science and Machine Learning techniques for predictive modeling; Experience in data-driven predictive modeling (GLMs / GAMs) & risk analysis in a P&C / General insurance rate making role; Preferably ACAS or FCAS designation (although not essential) Strong communication skills in order to elaborate on complex technical concepts to both technical / non-technical audiences; Readiness to travel across the US and internationally if required.

IMPORTANT: You must possess an employment status that will allow work from our New York office PACKAGE Youll join a highly skilled and motivated team, with a strong Tech DNA, that loves to share their knowledge and passion for advanced data science, computer science and actuarial sciences.

But it’s not all work
– you’ll be part of a dynamic team that enjoys spending time together and having fun: yes, that includes karaoke for the aficionados; eating lunches together; playing sports and enjoying the occasional happy hour (with or without drinks).

In addition to this, we offer the following perks advantages: Competitive Salary & Performance Bonus Company Equity Health Coverage Plan Transportation Reimbursement (50%) Cell Phone & Internet Reimbursement Generous Vacation Policy Additional benefits: Onboarding at our Paris HQ Professional Development Casual Dress code Regular company gatherings and team events Fun goodies