Data Scientist

Information Technology Seattle, Washington


Position Summary:

The company is growing fast, and so is the data science team. The data science team’s primary focus is automating the adjudication of claims. Leveraging natural language processing and machine learning, we are able to auto-adjudicate claims in a matter of seconds compared to the industry standard of one week. Expediting the laborious claims process not only allows our customers and partnering veterinary clinics to focus on providing the best care for their pets but also allows Trupanion to operate at scale as our business grows. This transformative shift in user experience, as well as operational efficiency, is critical in achieving the company’s goal of market-wide adoption.

The Data Science team is looking for 2 Data Scientists and 1 Senior Data Scientist (3+ years of relevant experience) to join their growing team. As a data scientist, you will be responsible for making improvements to models currently in production, as well as dreaming up new and interesting projects. Trupanion has a strong culture around making data-driven decisions. All teams collect and maintain clean, structured data. As such, there will be no shortage of opportunity to make a significant and lasting impact across all verticals of the organization.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Create and take ownership of data science projects from start to finish: conceptualization, data gathering, modeling, analysis, presentation, productionalization, monitoring, and iterating on improvements
  • Display an infectious intellectual curiosity while maintaining the rigor of the scientific method
  • Foster effective working relationships with key internal business partners across the organization to create an environment of collaboration and knowledge sharing
  • Thrive in uncontrolled environments where problem definitions and success criteria can be ambiguous
  • Solve problems that no one has ever solved before

Qualifications (Please include a cover letter with your application!)

Education, Registration & Certification:

  • Possess strong writing, data visualization and communication skills with the ability to describe complex concepts succinctly to non-technical audiences
  • Be intimately familiar with statistics and probability
  • Flexibility to work independently and closely with the team
  • Expertise in Python and SQL
  • Experience with deploying machine learning models in the wild
  • Degree in a quantitative field preferred

Benefits and Perks:

  • Bonus opportunities
  • Employer-paid extended health coverage for you and your family
  • Four weeks paid time off
  • Five weeks, paid, sabbatical after five years of employment
  • Restricted Stock Units
  • Open, casual, pet-friendly and fun office environment
  • Employer-paid medical insurance for one pet (cat or dog)
  • Paid time off to volunteer at nonprofit organizations

About Trupanion:

We’re all about helping pets. We promote a cohesive and nimble team environment, and we hire, develop and promote team members. We trust each other. We are transparent and honest. We care about one another and want to see our team members succeed, personally and professionally. We strive to promote from within and reduce bureaucracy to allow creative thinking. We’re focused on providing continuous training and support to all team members to encourage long-term happiness and success.

Take a look inside our office and see for yourself:

Trupanion Team DNA:

At Trupanion, we achieve great things together when we are:

  • Caring: We are kind to each other and assume positive intent.
  • Collaborative: We work together to achieve company goals (we not me).
  • Courageous: We are determined, take risks, and make bold moves.
  • Curious: We seek new information to continually better ourselves and our work.
  • Honest: We believe candid communication leads to successful teamwork.
  • Inclusive: We welcome and value all people and perspectives.
  • Nimble: We readily adapt and evolve in pursuit of progress and innovation.

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Trupanion is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, abilities, perspectives, and skills.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.