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Data Science Excellence Program

We're searching for individuals just like you to play a vital role in modeling, visualizing, and interpreting the critical data at the heart of our business platforms. We’ve designed our Data Science Excellence Program as a path to get you there—and transform you into a leading expert on risk data and decision analytics.

We’re big—not just in data, but in scope and principle—serving customers in 34 countries with 9,000 employees, including many renowned technology experts. We’re an accomplished workforce, with advanced degrees, certifications, and professional designations in fields such as predictive analytics, data science, actuarial science, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, physics, economics, engineering, meteorology, and GIS mapping.

As a socially responsible member of the S&P 500® and Nasdaq-100 indices, we provide leading predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in specific vertical markets, including insurance, energy and specialized markets, and financial services.

When you join our team, you’ll enter an environment recognized by Forbes as a World’s Best Employer, one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies, and a Best Employer for Women.  We earn that recognition, in part, by developing engaging employee experiences in service to our customers, promoting a healthy work/life balance, and offering opportunities to give back through community awareness programs such as Verisk Volunteer Week.

Collaborative learning: We’ve designed our Data Science Excellence Program to enhance participant learning while familiarizing you with various Verisk business units, products, services, and customers. Your peers will be there to assist you, and experienced data scientists will be on hand daily to discuss concepts and concerns. The program also includes group discussions and Q&A sessions along with a collaborative culture.

Mentors: As part of the program, you’ll develop mentorships, so you’ll not only learn about the cutting-edge techniques used in the growing field of big data but also get to know actual practitioners actively working in the field.

Professional growth and social network: Through the program, you’ll be part of our cross-functional professional and social network. You’ll share experiences and learn from colleagues, mentors, and senior business leaders as you build the foundation of your career. You’ll establish contacts here that serve as an invaluable source of knowledge, advice, career opportunities, and friendship in years to come.

Our Data Science Excellence Program consists of three 18-month rotations at different Verisk businesses. This full-time position as a Verisk data scientist provides a competitive salary, long-term incentive awards, and on-the-job training with real-world projects in a variety of disciplines. Locations include:

  • AIR Worldwide (catastrophic and cyber risk modeling solutions): Boston, Massachusetts
  • Verisk Financial (financial information services): White Plains, New York; Bellevue, Washington
  • Atmospheric and Environmental Research (weather risk management and research services): Lexington, Massachusetts
  • Verisk’s innovative analytics team (advanced analytical solutions for financial services and property/casualty insurance): San Francisco, California; Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Verisk’s insurance claims businesses (property/casualty insurance risk services): Middletown, Connecticut; San Francisco, California; Lehi, Utah
  • ISO (property/casualty insurance risk services): Jersey City, New Jersey; Buffalo Grove, Illinois
  • Verisk Maplecroft (global risk analytics, research, and strategic forecasting): New York, New York
  • Wood Mackenzie (commercial intelligence for the energy and natural resources industries): Houston, Texas
  • Verisk 3E (customer compliance with environmental health and safety requirements): Carlsbad, California

At the program’s conclusion, you’ll emerge with a broader understanding of our global company, prepared to provide strong project leadership in your ultimate business unit placement.

  • Degree in data science or related field of study
  • High level of academic achievement
  • Demonstrated skills in research and analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional internship experience plus a history of involvement in school and community activities
  • Confidence, humility, and a commitment to excellence and professional growth
  • Priority for hiring is given to those who have been through the Verisk Data Science Summer Associate Program

Meet Our Data Scientists

Here’s what our Data Science Excellence Program participants are saying about their unique experience as a program participant, what they’ve learned, and why they enjoy working at Verisk.

Vivek Verisk Data Scientist

Vivek B.

At Verisk since 2019
San Francisco, California

This program is one of a kind and has helped me grow in the data science and analytics field. Choosing to work for Verisk is one of the best decisions of my life.

I’m working on projects in chemical compliance and safety— which make the world a safer place, and I’m using state-of-the-art tools and technologies to develop customer solutions for their employees’ safety. My work gives me immense joy since I’m using my skills to improve people’s lives.

Yanxuan Verisk Data Scientist

Yanxuan W.

At Verisk since 2019
San Francisco, California

Participants share ideas and experiences, making my “student-to-employee” transition smooth. We have opportunities to study together at events such as Tech Talks and Hackathons—great ways to learn cutting-edge AI methods and get hands-on experience.

I’ve become more independent and confident— embracing challenges and continually learning—and feel supported and encouraged. Joining the program is the best choice I’ve ever made.

Rush Verisk Data Scientist

Rush K.

At Verisk since 2018
Boston, Massachusetts

After completing a new area of study, I was eager to put my freshly learned skills to practice. Using data science to bridge the gap between my analytical skills and their applicability to solve business problems is key.

I’ve acquired knowledge and practice in diverse fields, such as cyber risk insurance and weather forecasting. The program has empowered me to decide if I should continue gaining expertise as an individual contributor or seek a leadership path.

Jessie Verisk Data Scientist

Jung-Hsuan (Jessie) C.

At Verisk since 2019
Jersey City, New Jersey

Being part of this rotation program has been a rewarding journey. As a participant, I have the privilege to experience industry-specific business cases across different Verisk businesses, and I’m able to implement data-driven solutions into leading analytics products.

The program provides a supportive learning environment that encourages all possibilities and great creativity.

Data Science Summer Associate Program

Our 10-week summer internship experience exposes participants to diverse business problems across the company. You’ll actively develop analytics solutions in a team-based environment.

As a Summer Associate, you can expect:

  • Collaboration with teams across different industries and functions
  • Informative workshops that build technical skills
  • Group case-study assessments to increase knowledge-sharing and innovation
  • Discussions with our analytics and business leaders
  • Mentorship by Data Science Excellence Program participants
  • Engagement events that foster enthusiasm for Verisk and data science

Recruitment for the Data Science Summer Associate Program begins each year in August. The program is open to undergraduate and Master’s students studying data science or related fields of study.