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Data Science/Advanced Analytics Co-Op July to December 2018- Boston, MA
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Boston, MA US
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“Data is the new oil and analytics is the new combustion engine”

At Manulife/John Hancock, our Advanced Analytics team works on the most meaningful of projects. The journey starts with identifying Business Opportunities that analytics offers solutions for. Our advanced analytics teams are comprised of members who focus on data engineering, data science and IS integration.  


Do you want to help shape the future of analytics at John Hancock? Advanced Analytics team in retirement service planning business unit is looking for a motivated co-op student to join the group. In this role, you will be responsible of developing tools and templates to accelerate various phases of data construction, model development and model implementation. You will also work closely with experienced data scientist, data analyst and data engineer and be accountable for the exploration, preparation and validation of modeling data to support the development and implementation of major advanced analytics initiatives.


What you will be accountable for:


·                            Dataset construction involving both internal and external data sources

·                            Various data transformation and data exploration, including univariate, multiple variate analysis

·                            Live data catalogue maintenance

·                            Visualization development, including dashboard, scorecard and reports

·                            Accelerator creation to support data construction and model development

·                            Uni, bi-, multi-variate analysis

·                            Model development

·                            Application development


Duration of assignments: 6 months (July -December 2018)

 Multiple roles available for our Boston offices within Advanced Analytics team

The skills and qualifications you will need to be successful:

·                    Organized and self-motivated

·                    Programming experience in R or Python

·                    Proficient with SQL, Excel

·                    Demonstrated ability to exchange ideas and convey complex information clearly and concisely

·                    Experience working in a corporate environment 

·                    Programming in R, SAS, SQL, Python and other statistical software

·                    Strong Excel based model development

·                    VBA macros / automation

·                    Strong statistics / math background

·                    Computer Science background desirable

·                    Masters and Ph.D. candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply


What you will learn:

Gain real-life experience on the use of machine learning techniques to solve business problems


The student experience we have to offer:

  • Build a network of fellow students on coop/internship assignments
  • Given the opportunity to volunteer and give back to the community
  • Attend events on a monthly basis with guest speakers from various departments within our organization to further develop your skills as a professional. 
  • Learn about our culture and core values.


See what our students are saying about working at Manulife/John Hancock


Why come to Manulife/JohnHancock?

Because we’re not who you think we are. We’re not some stuffy, old insurance company. We’re actually technology specialists dedicated to improving the health and wealth of Americans – and doing it in some pretty cool ways. You might be surprised to know that Co-ops love John Hancock – and come back term after term. Why? We’ve got what you’re looking for… jobs that embed you in passionate, productive teams, jobs that leave you with great stories to tell at your next set of interviews, jobs that make a Co-op term a fun, profitable break from school. Every term we hire 100+ students – so you’ll have plenty of new friends to chill with. And you can meet your new friends at tons of Co-op events like our recent Execs-serve-ice-cream day, gingerbread house day, and pizza… there’s usually pizza involved.

You’ll also have lots of opportunities for professional growth. Linked In workshop? Yes! Personal branding workshop? Yes! Access to all our learning and development resources? You bet! 


We want you here as a Co-op. And we want to make your experience with us SO AMAZING that you join us in a fulltime role after you graduate.  It’s really that simple.


 So what’s next?

Wow us with a PDF that includes your resume, a cover letter telling us how awesome you are, your transcript, and your Co-op work history (if you have one).


About Manulife/John Hancock


Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers' needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2016, we had approximately 35,000 employees, 70,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 22 million customers. As of June 30, 2017, we had over $1 trillion (US$780 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $26.7 billion in payments to our customers.


Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.


Manulife/John Hancock is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization.   It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment.  A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request an accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.




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