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Actuarial Lead

About Shepherd

Our mission is to create the first comprehensive platform that combines top-tier insurance offerings with world-class software so commercial businesses can manage risk and prevent losses. We’re starting with the $10T commercial construction industry.

Our thesis is that technology can solve the sustainability challenges facing commercial insurance, and to accomplish this we’re building a platform that incentivizes our clients to adopt the best tools when they buy our coverage. Across construction and other commercial markets, technology is available but fundamentally underutilized, despite the potential for improving loss outcomes and stopping this crisis.

About you

We’re looking for an ACAS or a near-ACAS actuarial analyst with 3-5 years of P&C experience to join the Actuarial and Insurance team at Shepherd. You will work cross-functionally with our insurance, underwriting, product, and engineering teams to support our ratemaking and product design functions. You’ll get exposed to life at an early-stage startup and help build a strong culture for the actuarial team and beyond.

You would be a dream candidate if...

  • Pre-ACAS or ACAS level candidate with 3-5 years of P&C experience

  • You preferably have experience is commercial lines ratemaking

  • You hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a quantitative subject such as actuarial science, statistics, mathematics, or finance

  • You are comfortable using Excel, SQL or R for data analysis and modeling purposes

  • You are organized and have the ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously

  • You are curious and eager to design, build and manage actuarial models; and

  • You have exceptional interpersonal communication skills (verbal & written)

About the role:

Shepherd is building a better and faster way to underwrite property & casualty insurance, using new and innovative data sources. Our goal is to leverage our technology and data to make quick, informed, underwriting decisions tailored to our clients’ specific needs.

The successful candidate will:

  • Lead the development of new and help maintain existing ratemaking models for P&C lines of business

  • Perform rate level analysis and line profitability studies

  • Assist with regulatory rate filings

  • Evaluate and aggregate industry loss experience data using prescribed actuarial techniques

  • Interface with external partners such as compliance agencies, actuarial consultants, and regulatory authorities

  • Be adaptable and creative in a fast paced startup environment

  • Effectively communicate with underwriting, product and engineering teams and manage internal cross-functional communication. Strong teamwork and communication skills are a must!

  • Support for ongoing Actuarial exams will be provided by Shepherd

Benefits and Perks

Premium Healthcare

100% contribution to top-tier health, dental, and vision

Unlimited PTO

Flexibility to take the time off, recharge, and perform

SF, NJ, or NYC Offices

Premium office space on both coasts with lunches provided

Professional Development

Access to premium coaching including leadership development


San Francisco / New York



Salary Range

$110,000 - $140,000

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