Head of Data



Remote · United States
Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2023
About Us

Coalition is the world's first Active Insurance provider designed to help prevent digital risk before it strikes. Founded in 2017, Coalition combines broad insurance coverage with a digital risk assessment and continuous security monitoring to help organizations protect themselves in today’s hyper-connected world.

Coalition offers its Active Insurance products in the U.S., U.K., and Canada through relationships with leading global insurers including Allianz, Arch Insurance, Lloyd’s of London, Swiss Re and Zurich, as well as cyber capacity through its own carrier, Coalition Insurance Company. Coalition's Active Risk Platform provides automated security alerts, threat intelligence, expert guidance, and cybersecurity tools to help businesses worldwide remain resilient against cyber attacks.

Coalition comprises a team of cybersecurity and technology experts, as well as experienced insurance professionals, who have come together to build a world-class organization with a massive technological advantage. Our secret sauce is bringing these expertise together to create a world-class organization with one mission: to protect the unprotected as the world digitizes. Today, Coalition is one of the world’s largest commercial insurtechs serving hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide

Since its founding, Coalition has raised $755 million in equity funding, including $250 million in June 2022, affirming its ability to deliver profitable growth and cementing its position as a long-term business with a clear competitive advantage.

Coalition’s exceptional growth stems from its ability to address real-world problems for organizations of all sizes, and by remaining true to our founding values of character, humility, responsibility, purpose, authenticity and inclusion. We are proud to have been named among Inc.’s Best Workplaces in 2021 and 2023, and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in 2022.

About the Role

Coalition’s mission is to protect the unprotected. To do this, we are reinventing an experience for organizations that helps them be secure in the uncertain world of digital risks. This means providing security at multiple levels: cyber, financial, and emotional through our innovative, end-to-end product suite. This product suite enables a new category that we are pioneering called Active Insurance. As the Head of Data Science at Coalition you will own our entire data platform and all of the ways that we derive value from it including analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Making effective and innovative use of our data is a fundamental pillar of our Active Insurance Strategy. Your organization will drive innovative end-to-end solutions from understanding our business requirements and historical data in the areas such as risk assessment, underwriting, and classification. You will collaborate closely with both engineering peers and business stakeholders. We are a human centric organization that is building for the long-term. We celebrate diversity and work hard to build a culture that is inclusive for all. Our culture is built around humility, purpose, authenticity, and responsibility. We have embraced distributed and remote work and our product and engineering teams are clustered in California, Washington, Colorado, Texas, and Portugal. Our ideal candidate will form insights and find innovative ways to meet current and evolving customer needs. We are looking for an experienced leader with a track record of successfully leading and growing a world-class data science and analytics organization.


  • Build a world-class team. Hire excellent data scientists, machine learning engineers, and engineering managers. Mentor them and lay a clear growth path for your team
  • Develop our data science strategy and vision. Your goal is to drive impact across different aspects of our business through innovative use of data science and machine learning
  • Follow and share industry trends in data science and machine learning engineering
  • Deliver machine learning models into production. Operate your services at scale with high operational rigor
  • Create, enhance, and maintain technical documentation for all aspects of our data platform. Use this to drive engagement in the organization
  • Work with executive stakeholders across the company to help incorporate company goals and initiatives into the vision and plans for your area
  • Make Coalition a better place by modeling our cultural values and taking on the unseen, unforeseen, and important items that come up along the way

Skills and Qualifications

  • Computer Science or Engineering degree, or a related technical discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years experience in data science, data analytics, and machine learning
  • 5+ years management experience and must have led a multi-team data science or machine learning engineering organization
  • Demonstrated success delivering and operating machine learning capabilities in production

Bonus Points

  • Prior Fintech or Insuretech experience


  • 100% medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Flexible PTO policy
  • Annual home office stipend and WeWork access
  • Mental & physical health wellness programs (One Medical, Headspace, Gympass, and more)!
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement
  • Coalition’s individual pay is determined on several factors, including but not limited to, location, level, skills and experience. The US base salary range for this full-time position is $170,000 - $270,000, and your recruiter can share more on target salary for your location during the interview process.


Why Coalition?
We’re a highly fulfilling, mission-driven team who is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive culture. We want to work with people of all different backgrounds and paths in life, and we trust our team members to take responsibility, share ownership and put in the work, no matter how small the task. We are always looking for collaborative, inquisitive and dedicated individuals to join #OurCoalition and help us on our mission to solve digital risk.
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Coalition's very foundation is built on respecting and encouraging diversity and inclusion across the organization. Coalition is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.