Principal/Chief Actuary

Chicago IL, Sarasota FL, Remote (Canada/US) /
Data Science/Actuarial /
Full-time
About Obie
Obie is reinventing the commercial insurance process. We offer property and casualty insurance specifically designed for landlords and real estate investors. Whether you're a seasoned investor or just starting out, Obie makes requesting a quote and getting coverage simple and transparent.


    • 7+ years of professional experience in an actuarial related role in commercial or personal lines insurance.
    • FCAS Required
    • Lead development, implementation, and oversight of actuarial best practices for complete range of actuarial functions: reserving, pricing, business planning, financial reporting, management information, product development, reinsurance and database management, etc. 
    • Provide advice and counsel for all things insurance with a primary role in rate filings, State DOI relationship management, regulatory, compliance, dispute resolution, and claims.
    • Support an in concert effort with counsel to manage regulatory initiatives and rate filings with state DOIs.
    • Support risk and return pricing standard and risk management methodology development based on actuarial and capital market and economic principles. 
    • Lead, review, and manage new product strategies, generalized linear model development, design, pricing, and implementation. 
    • Support legal with reinsurance contracts, program agreements, and claims agreements.
    • Foster and manage relationships with reinsurers and fronting carriers.
    • Manage pricing indications and communicate to reinsurance partners, underwriters, and senior company management so as to attain an underwriting profit. 
    • This includes extensive statistical insurance reviews that require analysis of trends, factors, issues, competitive analysis, and rate level indications for use in pricing and underwriting.
    • Manage a cross functional actuarial effort that utilizes modern statistical modeling and data science techniques with internal/external data to identify drivers of loss cost, frequency, and severity to help influence pricing and underwriting decisions.
    • Provide support for existing portfolio and expansion plans - both in geography and product - through analytics in product design, portfolio management techniques, and rate filings.
    • Collaborate cross-functionally to help develop enhanced reporting models and metrics to better monitor portfolio trends and loss drivers.
    • Lead periodic reviews and deliver insights for different stakeholders (including indications, product development, and reserving).
    • Use technology to make these processes efficient and scalable in a growing, lean company.
    • Strong research, statistical, analytical, and mathematical skills with ability to conduct analysis on limited and/or unstructured data.
    • Strong SQL and Excel skills are required.
    • Experience with R or Python is preferred.
You are creative, self-motivated, and eager to tackle problems in a fast-paced startup environment. You have a strong understanding of the techniques utilized in the actuarial and insurance industry - and are eager to innovate or challenge them. You’re able to identify and balance solving the long-term vs. short-term goals of the company by leveraging data-driven results. You are a highly effective communicator and have the ability to define processes that are modern and robust.

What draws people to Obie
We are a venture-backed technology company. Our early success is due to the strength of our team. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building and promoting it. We are a curious, creative, and analytical team, passionate about solving problems. Ask anyone who works here and you’ll hear similar reasons for why they joined:

Impact. By challenging the way it’s always been done, we solve problems that have a huge impact.
Autonomy. The opportunities to contribute and grow are limitless
Collaboration. We value rich discussion and multiple perspectives because we recognize it results in stronger outcomes.
People. We are inspired by the collection of smart, creative, and solutions-oriented people around us.

Obie has you covered.
Being in the insurance industry, we understand the importance of comprehensive benefits for you and your family. These are just some of the benefits and perks we provide:

Competitive salary
Unlimited vacation policy with a required minimum to support a healthy work-life balance
Equipment budget - everything you need to do your best work
Great healthcare, dental, and vision coverage
Stock options
Retirement plan
Group training and individual professional development support
Company off-sites to support team development (as COVID allows)
We will be testing a summer hours this year