• Actuary, Business Automation

    Location US-OR-Portland
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    # Positions
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  • Overview

    If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll fit in at The Standard (www.standard.com). Through our retirement plans and insurance products and services, we help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. Come join us and share our passion for serving our customers in a positively different way.







    You will shape the future of actuarial automation strategy to ensure a competitive advantage for the company.  The successful candidate will bring a passion for actuarial transformation, a track record of fostering strong partnerships and a style of influencing that inspires and facilitates results.  Through the partnership between actuarial and IT teams, you will define and implement strategies that deliver enduring value. You’ll report to a 2nd Vice President in the Corporate Actuarial and Risk Management division, a smart and credible leader who will set you up for success.





    • Act as lead designer for business processes and automated solutions created by the Corporate Actuarial and Risk Management Automation team
    • Participate in and facilitate testing and incubation processes for newly created automated solutions
    • Develop and promote automation and analysis strategies for the actuarial community of practice
    • In cooperation with actuarial and information technology teams, fashion a future state vision which meets technical and operational objectives
    • Assist in the development of best practice guidelines and operational control policies






    • 7+ years of experience in insurance actuarial OR several years of focused experience in the use of automation and analysis technology fused by aactuarial teams 
    • Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries
    • Strong intellectual capacity and analytical skills. BA / BS degree is required
    • Well-developed business acumen complemented with a strong understanding of actuarial mechanics
    • Knowledge of the technology, tools, and practices that enable highly effective actuarial teams
    • Direct programming experience in SAS, R, or other languages is required
    • Ability to build effective partnerships across all areas of the organization and with colleagues at all levels, from senior leadership to front line employees


    Competencies You Possess:

    • Transparent, consistent influencer who leads with respect.
    • A decisive change agent, but balanced with self-awareness and humility.
    • Effective communications skills that instill confidence with internal and external audiences and translate complex concepts into meaningful, actionable information.
    • Active and respectful influencer
    • A decisive change agent evidencing a balanced self-awareness and humility
    • A low-ego, team-oriented and naturally collaborative personality
    • Solutions-oriented mind-set; propensity for effectively working through complex problems



    Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.


    For more information regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity applicant rights, click  here.


    Individuals with disabilities who need assistance or accommodation with the application process should contact HR Direct at 971-321-7871.  This number is only for the use of individuals with disabilities who need accommodation with the application process.  General inquiries about application status will not be addressed.


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