Senior Data Scientist, Cyber Risk Analytics - San Mateo, CA

Analytics and Data Services San Mateo, California

Senior Data Scientist, Cyber Risk Analytics

Guidewire’s Cyence Risk Analytics products help the property & casualty (P&C) insurance industry to model new and evolving risks such as cyber. By combining internet-scale data listening, adaptive machine learning, and insurance risk modeling, Cyence Risk Analytics provides insights that help P&C customers face new risks, take advantage of new opportunities, and develop new products. To learn more about Cyence Risk Analytics, please visit

We are seeking a talented senior data scientist to join our team. Your responsibilities as a senior data scientist will include the following:

  • Working with product managers, other data scientists and data engineers to design, scope and implement data products
  • Leading a project with data scientists to build machine learning pipelines that power our suite of risk models
  • Making data-driven decisions and defining success criteria for your projects
  • Communicating abstract concepts effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences, including the use of appropriate visualizations

What we are looking for:

  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field (e.g. CS, Statistics, Sciences, Engineering, Economics)
  • Deep understanding of ML techniques (e.g. clustering, anomaly detection, NLP) or statistical modeling, and the trade-offs between them
  • 3+ years of industry experience in data analysis, building and testing ML models in a production environment with proven business impact; 1+ years of experience in leading data science projects
  • Ability to scope, plan and execute projects given business use cases
  • Coding and mentoring ability in Python or R, and SQL
  • Good communication skills and ability to think critically in a dynamic environment
  • A positive attitude and a growth mindset


  • Insurance, actuarial modeling or financial modeling experience
  • Understanding of computer networking and cybersecurity
  • Experience with Cloud infrastructure (e.g. AWS), open source data processing frameworks (e.g. Hadoop, Apache Spark, AWS Redshift) and NoSQL databases (e.g. Mongo, Cassandra, DynamoDB)
  • Graduate level statistics courses such as Generalized Linear Models, Time-Series Analysis, Statistical Learning, Bayesian Statistics
Guidewire InsurancePlatform is the P&C industry platform that unifies software, services, and partner ecosystem to power our customers’ business. InsurancePlatform provides the standard upon which insurers can engage their customers, optimize their operations, drive smart decisions, and innovate quickly. We are privileged to serve more than 350 P&C insurers in 32 countries. We invest heavily in R&D to build a technology platform that combines three elements—core processing, data and analytics, and digital engagement—to enhance insurers’ ability to engage and empower their customers and employees.

Guidewire Software Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it’s applicable to the position.