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Principal Modeler/ Data Scientist, Cyber Risk Analytics - San Mateo, CA

  • Department: Analytics and Data Services
  • Location: San Mateo, CA, USA
  • Country: United States of America

Guidewire’s Cyence Risk Analytics products help the (P&C) property & casualty 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 Principal Modeler to join our team. Your responsibilities as a modeler will include:


  • Developing and implementing methodologies to quantify the impact of cyber security risk, as well as other emerging risks affecting the P&C industry
  • Exploring different data sources to come up with features and assumptions to enhance our set of risk models
  • Calibrating, testing and validating different types of models in the insurance space
  • Integrating modeling processes in our production pipeline to feed our platform
  • Communicating technical details related to the models and their outputs to individuals from various backgrounds
  • Working together with cyber analysts, data engineers, modelers, and product managers 


What we are looking for:

  • Master’s or PhD degree in a quantitative field (e.g. CS, Statistics, Sciences, Engineering, Economics)
  • Solid statistics and predictive modeling foundations
  • 6+ years of experience in data analysis, feature engineering, data visualization and hypotheses testing
  • Experience working different types of datasets (e.g. unstructured, semi-structured, with missing information)
  • Experience in implementing parametric and non-parametric models in a production-level environment
  • High level proficiency in Python or R, and SQL
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to think critically and creatively in a dynamic environment, while picking up new tools and domain knowledge along the way
  • A positive attitude, and a growth mindset



  • Insurance, actuarial modeling or financial modeling experience
  • General understanding of computer network and cybersecurity
  • Experience with Cloud infrastructure (e.g. AWS), and open source data processing frameworks (e.g. Hadoop, Spark, Mongo and Cassandra)

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.