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AI/ML Scientist

Company: Verisk
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

At the heart of what we do is help clients manage risk. Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) provides data and insights to our customers in insurance, energy and the financial services markets so they can make faster and more informed decisions.

Our global team uses AI, machine learning, automation, and other emerging technologies to collect and analyze billions of records. We provide advanced decision-support to prevent credit, lending, and cyber risks. In addition, we monitor and advise companies on complex global matters such as climate change, catastrophes, and geopolitical issues.

But why we do our work is what sets us apart. It stems from a commitment to making the world better, safer and stronger.

It's the reason Verisk is part of the UN Global Compact sustainability initiative. It's why we made a commitment to balancing 100 percent of our carbon emissions. It's the aim of our "returnship" program for experienced professionals rejoining the workforce after time away. And, it's what drives our annual Innovation Day, where we identify our next first-to-market innovations to solve our customers' problems.

At its core, Verisk uses data to minimize risk and maximize value. But far bigger, is why we do what we do.

At Verisk you can build an exciting career with meaningful work; create positive and lasting impact on business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career.---We have received the Great Place to Work - Certification for the fifth consecutive year. We've been recognized by Forbes as a World's Best Employer and a Best Employer for Women, testaments to our culture of engagement and the value we place on an inclusive and diverse workforce. Verisk's Statement on Racial Equity and Diversity supports our commitment to these values and affecting positive and lasting change in the communities where we live and work.

Job Description

Verisk - AI, the global research team at Verisk Analytics, combines the energy and focus of a start-up with Verisk's large and unique data assets and deep domain expertise. Our vibrant and growing R&D team of AI and machine learning engineers and scientists draws on Verisk's massive volumes of data to help our businesses create new inventions, technology and products in the insurance, finance and energy sectors.

We're looking for highly skilled, innovative and motivated candidates looking to lead and conduct applied R&D in AI and ML, advance the state of the art, and, build technology to solve market-hard problems in open-world settings. Candidates should have publications in top-tier conferences and journals and strong academic training in one or more of the many areas in AI: audio analytics and automatic speech recognition, natural language processing, information extraction from speech and multimodal documents, knowledge representation and reasoning, statistical machine learning, human machine collaboration, and workflow optimization.

As an AI/ML Scientist, you will conduct cutting edge and high-impact publishable research involving one the above domains. You will create translational and transformative AI/ML technology to deliver solutions and services in areas of interest to Verisk in the insurance, banking and energy sectors. You will lead small teams of engineers and data scientists on projects internal and collaborative with business and academic partners. You will help grow the Verisk- AI team and brand in relevant R&D and business communities.

Main Responsibilities
Algorithm Development: Lead core algorithm development on projects in AI and ML on unstructured data (images, videos, text, audio, social networks, etc.)
Research: Conduct high impact research;
Intellectual Property: Convert technical reports and drafts to invention disclosures and patent applications;
Technology and Services: Work in internal, cross-functional and collaborative teams to build technologies, products and services and deliver high quality artifacts involving data analytics in a timely fashion;
Platforms and Best Practices: Enable the creation of platforms and mechanisms, including identification of guidelines and principles, templates, frameworks and architectures to enable the engineering of efficient and high-quality solutions involving big data, and, distributed, scalable, ML;
Technical Communication: Share details of ongoing works and results thereof via regular presentations, creation of POCs and live demonstrations of the same to peers, management, clients as well as to the AI/ ML research community; Disseminate information via regular presentations, creation of POCs and live demonstrations of the same to peers, management and clients. Write technical reports and drafts for research publications and patent applications, as required
Personal Growth: Actively work on improving theoretical and applied understanding in relevant AI/ ML and other technical areas, understanding of problem domains, keeping abreast with tools of the trade, problem solving and innovation skills, and capability to deliver strong results;
People Management: of junior staff including interns, as required;
Growing Verisk- AI: Helping grow Verisk- AI by high quality and timely technical contributions; increasing business impact; visibility and image internally and in the R&D community and helping attract and onboard high-quality talent.

Ph.D. in computer science, electrical engineering, or a related discipline
Expertise & hands-on experience in AI, ML, CV, NLP, ASR or related area; publication in relevant top-tier conferences or journals highly desirable
Proficiency in relevant programming languages and relevant tools and libraries
Excellent communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills; ability to learn quickly
Passion for theoretical and applied research and for answering hard questions with data
Ability to work both autonomously and with a team

Additional Information

Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

All members of the Verisk Analytics family of companies are equal opportunity employers. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age or disability.

Unsolicited resumes sent to Verisk, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Verisk business mailing address, fax machine or email address, or directly to Verisk employees, will be considered Verisk property. Verisk will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

Consumer Privacy Notice

At Verisk, the health and safety of our people is our number one priority. Effective November 15, 2021, and subject to applicable law, all prospective hires for office based roles or roles that support any of our businesses' government contracts will be required to demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date, or qualify for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement, as a condition of employment. Hired candidates who do not demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will no longer meet the requirements for employment and their offers of employment will be immediately rescinded, in accordance with applicable law.

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