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Meet the Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (CDSAi)

Join the team that leverages New York Life's extensive and varied data to enable model-driven decisions across the company.


CDSAi is engaged in a vast array of projects requiring different machine learning and deep learning methods, infused with deep business knowledge.

Featured Open Position

Director of Machine Learning Engineering, Corporate Vice President (Remote)

We are looking for a capable and experienced leader to manage, train, and build our team of ML Engineers. As Director, you will steer a strategy for servicing multiple data science projects, working to efficiently deliver data, manage code, and oversee the deployment of our models. This role calls for a highly collaborative mindset, as you will partner with data scientists, Technology, and many others throughout a model’s life cycle.

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We offer exciting opportunities for data scientists and ML Ops engineers 

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With over 175 years of serving our clients, we have plenty of data for you to work and innovate with

Learn more about the CDSAi team.

Agency & Sales Data Science

Our machine learning models are embedded at key decision-making points in the Agency hiring and training cycle.

Underwriting Data Science

Our innovative underwriting strategy combines traditional processes with novel machine learning models to enhance the client’s purchase experience while improving risk quantification.

Our current Tech stack

We code in R/Python, leveraging many popular frameworks and utilities, and use scalable computing, provided by cloud resources and an on-prem cluster, to provide a state-of-the-art machine learning model deployment platform.

Collaborative Business Partnerships

Our strong partnerships with the business and technology teams ensure that our data science solutions are integrated by the business and enable real-time decisions to be made.

Marketing & Service Data Science

We deliver on point, on time, tailored communications to our clients that are driven by a network of machine learning algorithms.

Data Science Community

Be part of our thriving data science community featuring guest speakers, knowledge-sharing forums and expos, as well as continued training and education for data scientists and others across all of New York Life.

Perks of working in CDSAi at New York Life


Fast-paced and supportive work environment


Challenging projects that make an impact


Create real value in everything you do


Diverse and inclusive environment


Great benefits package


Flexible work options

A look inside our team at New York Life

Hear about the work we do and how we collaborate with teams across the business.


Mary Louie

Director, Strategic Businesses Data Science

Listen to Mary describe how as a data scientist she is affecting how business is done. (Published 2019)


Guy-vanie Miakonkana

Lead Data Scientist, Agency Data Science

Hear how Guy-vanie finds satisfaction in influencing big decisions through data science. (Published 2019)


The value we bring

The Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence supports numerous areas across the company. In this video, three leaders from Corporate Finance, the Office of the General Counsel, and Agency describe the impact the data science team has had on the business. (Published 2022)


New York Life’s 2023 Data Science Expo

The Data Science Expo is an annual event that showcases advancements New York Life is making in artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, and data. This year’s event was attended by over 350 employees in person, and another 200 employees watched the Zoom live stream. (Published 2023)

What makes us shine

"I am so proud to be part of CSDAi. It offers opportunities for growth, learning, and collaboration with some of the brightest minds in the industry. Here, we are at the forefront of innovation that drives impactful business decisions and helps us better serve our clients."

Qian Qian

– Qian Qian
Lead Data Scientist, CDSAi

"CDSAi is enabling the business to make fast, data-driven, competitive decisions. This resonates well with our mission of providing financial security & peace of mind to our customers."

Nalin Aggarwal

– Nalin Aggarwal
Head of Underwriting Data Science, CDSAi

New York Life is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.