Data Scientists often find themselves saddled with the digital exhaust organization's transactional systems generate without regard to the information (or lack thereof) it possesses. At 1848 Ventures, we uniquely embed data science into our concept development process, beginning pre-data through commercialization. This approach enables us to define the information-rich digital representations of the phenomena and entities of interest to develop unique and robust solutions.
1848 Ventures is structured to pursue many concurrent innovation efforts, developing digital products that serve small businesses at any given time. Each of these efforts may be at a different stage in its evolution, something we call the 'innovation funnel.' We work to refine and build confidence in the proposed solution's desirability, feasibility, and viability through these stages. For the data science team, this evolution manifests itself as increasing fidelity in collaborating on pain point understanding, solution ideation, digital representation design, data acquisition, prototype development, and exploring the value of data as a component of total net value generated by the solution.
What You Will Do:
Collaborate with the concept development team to discover and understand pain points small businesses face
Ideate potential model-driven solutions
Identify the digital signals required to bring the solution to life
Design and execute a strategy to acquire the data (purchase, partner, generate, collect)
Design solution prototype in partnership with the small businesses it targets
Collaborate with data scientists and developers to develop and iterate prototype
Assess and design mitigation strategies for the risks and consequences associated with the model-driven solution
Help determine real-world value and utility of the potential solutions
Help set and refine our broader data strategy, including the ways we work and tools, to name a few
How You Will Get Here:
Applied data science (or similar) experience with a desire to leverage this experience as a thought leader in developing concepts from the ground up
An entrepreneurial spirit
The ability to dive deep and solve new complex problems but the discernment to know when and how deep to dive (progress over perfection; value-driven)
Exposure to or an appreciation of human-centered design and innovation philosophy
Commercial experience applying data and machine learning to drive innovation and generate business value
Knowledgeable about various data analysis and machine learning approaches, what to consider when using them, and most importantly when to apply them
Prior experience working with data engineers, software engineers, and dev ops teams to set up appropriate technical resources to perform Data Science work and translating prototypes to production
The Company 1848 Ventures meets business owners where they are; collaborating to develop digital solutions that target the broad range of uncertainties they face every day.
Westfield, a leading provider of commercial insurance, established 1848 Ventures in 2018 to lead the company's efforts to expand beyond conventional insurance by understanding and addressing the broader risks that customers face. We deliver tangible customer growth and financial results by developing and monetizing a portfolio of customer-centered innovations, which may or may not involve insurance, but are consistent with Westfield's brand and reinforce our right to win in various markets.
Based in Northeast Ohio (near Cleveland,) 1848 Ventures offers team members the opportunity to apply their creative talents and entrepreneurial drive to a wide range of portfolio concepts while taking advantage of the stability and total rewards that are made possible by the backing of a strong, leading company. Our cultural emphasis on values like work-life balance, recognition, learning and career development are all a reflection of our belief - true innovation and entrepreneurship require the right balance of support, freedom and growth opportunities.
We're looking for experienced, creative problem-solvers with a sense of urgency from a diverse array of personal and professional backgrounds to join 1848 Ventures' highly collaborative team.
We are an equal opportunity employer/minority/female/disability/protected veteran.