Lead Data Scientist

Product · Columbus, Ohio
Department Product
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced


We use experience, innovation, data science and technology to create the first end-to-end global travel insurance platform. From product design to emergency travel assistance, battleface redefines what it means to protect travelers worldwide.



At battleface, our focus is always on the customer’s journey, both literally and figuratively, and the crossroads of that journey lives in our technology platform. We leverage our platform to assess risk, provide emergency medical assistance, pay claims, and connect to travelers.  

We are looking for our very first Data Scientist to help drive the future of our team.  This includes managing the implementation of modern technology to solve a variety of business and customer problems. You will help guide experiment design, identifying key metrics and measurements, constructing visualizations and dashboards, and solving open-ended research problems. The ideal candidate will be able to roll up their sleeves and work alongside their team to build and test proposed solutions.


Titles define individual roles, but at battleface, it’s working off-CV and with the team that is essential for contributing to our rapid growth.



  • Apply modern statistical methods to problems in profitability, marketing, and conversion
  • Identify opportunities to enrich battleface’s products with data science solutions, showing clear value of sophisticated methods and generating research ideas for future work
  • Apply principled methods to quantitative insurance challenges in areas such as risk scoring, pricing, reserving, and estimating customer lifetime value
  • Build data processing pipelines to quickly iterate on research ideas and put them into production
  • Tell compelling stories using insights from complex analyses
  • Take end-to-end ownership of problem domains and continuously improve upon quantitative solutions



You are a quick learner who loves a new challenge, always looking to make use of the latest technology to help improve the platform. The perfect candidate is someone who can anticipate future customer needs, wants to help us define what those needs are and help us build them.



  • At least 3 years of experience applying advanced quantitative techniques to business problems
  • Strong practical knowledge of topics such as statistical inference, numerical linear algebra, machine learning, and numerical optimization
  • Exceptional communicator and storyteller
  • Strong programming skills with experience using modern packages in R or Python
  • Demonstrated experience building, validating, and applying statistical machine learning methods to real world problems
  • Knowledge of data science technical stacks

Even better:

  • PhD in a quantitative discipline
  • Startup experience? Yes, please
  • Experience working on large scale projects with a large number of simultaneous requests
  • Strong individual contributor with interest in growing a team of data scientists

battleface is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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