New York Life Insurance Company (“New York Life” or “the company”) is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States*. Founded in 1845, New York Life is headquartered in New York City, maintains offices in all fifty states, and owns Seguros Monterrey New York Life in Mexico.
New York Life is one of the most financially strong and highly capitalized insurers in the business. The company reported 2016 operating earnings of $1.954 billion. Total assets under management at year end 2016, with affiliates, totaled $538 billion. As of year-end 2016, New York Life’s surplus was $23.336 billion**. New York Life holds the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major ratings agencies: A.M. Best, A++; Fitch AAA; Moody’s Aaa; Standard & Poor’s AA+. (Source: Individual Third Party Ratings Report as of 8/17/16).
Financial strength, integrity and humanity—the values upon which New York Life was founded—have guided the company’s decisions and actions for over 170 years.
We are looking for a AI/ML Lead who possesses a passion for pushing mobile/web technologies to the limits and will work with our team of talented engineers to design and build the next generation of Insurance applications in the cloud. You will be responsible for the development and maintenance of cloud applications aimed at revolutionizing the Insurance industry. Your primary focus will be R&D of AI/ML applications in various areas of insurance such as underwriting, risk and pricing using industry leading cloud providers. You will be spearheading and managing other engineers and developers within the AI/ML domain. Therefore, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and the creation of quality products is essential.
You will be based out of our New Office in New York City on Fifth Ave which has a typical startup ambience and perks like free coffee, bean bags and many other fun events. You will have the best of both worlds, benefits of a large organization and the culture of a young startup.
Duties & Responsibilities
Passionate and knowledgeable about AI/ML and Natural Language Processing (NLP) trends in the market.
Have produced at least 2-3 MVPs in the AI/ML space.
Mentor other engineers on the team by giving technical guidance and performing code reviews.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work with product owners and team members to build industry-leading solutions.
Participate as a team member in planning the architecture and development of solutions.
Design and build the next-generation of Insurance applications in the cloud.
Research and identify best practices both from an architecture & security perspective.
Ensure the performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications.
Troubleshoot issues and work with team to identify and address problems.
Participate on scrum teams working on short sprints and ensure on time delivery with high quality.
Create and maintain project documents and artifacts to capture current state.
New York Life Insurance Company
Preferred Qualifications / Requirements
BS in Computer Science or equivalent. Master’s degree in CS/related field strongly preferred.
2+ years of industry experience as a software engineer/developer or a Master’s degree in CS/related field.
Solid understanding of agile application development methodologies and release management activities.
Strong expertise with classification models.
Background in statistics, probability theory, data modeling, ML algorithms and software development techniques and languages.
Contribute to the team’s ability to make and deliver on their commitments.
Ability to clearly communicate to both technical and business teams.
Broad knowledge in web-based application development using modern tools and technology.
Excellent working experience with Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, task managers (Jenkins, Grunt, Gulp, Bamboo, etc.), and build automation in general.
Ability to write just enough documentation.
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the industry or in an academic setting with respect to Cloud adoption using AWS (Preferred), Google or Azure.
In-depth understanding of Amazon Web Services like AWS CloudFormation, AWS EC2, AWS Lambda, AWS DynamoDB, AWS SWF, AWS Cognito, AWS APIGateway etc.
Strong Code integration and Code deployment knowledge using tools such as Jenkins, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy and AWS DataPipeline.
Experience using Atlassian tool sets: Jira, Confluence.
Experience with Test Driven Development methodology.
Experience implementing projects through the QA process.
Strong analytical skills and analytical thinking is needed.
Amazon Web Services certified candidates will be preferred.
Level of experience (years):
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
How to apply:
Please mention NLP People as a source when applying