The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries and property damage — from motor vehicle crashes.

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shares and supports this mission through scientific studies of insurance data representing the human and economic losses resulting from the ownership and operation of different types of vehicles and by publishing insurance loss results by vehicle make and model.

Both organizations are wholly supported by auto insurers and insurance associations.

Compensation consists of a competitive salary and a 403(b) retirement plan with a nonelective annual contribution equal to 10% of your salary. Other benefits include health insurance (with dental and vision coverage), life insurance, medical and dependent care flex spending accounts and three weeks of paid vacation in your first year.

IIHS-HLDI participates in E-Verify.

Programmer Analyst

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) seeks a Programmer Analyst at our offices located in Ruckersville, Virginia, 12 miles north of the city of Charlottesville.  HLDI analyzes the insurance records of over 200 million vehicles to quantify the benefits of lifesaving and cost-reducing technologies and to explain how insurance costs vary from vehicle to vehicle. We use SQL Server as our data environment and operate a server farm with more than 50 terabytes of storage space.  We have a diverse team with a variety of skills and backgrounds.

Primary Duties

  • Create automated assessment tools that monitor data quality and system performance
  • Provide support to the data production team in all aspects of data acquisition, processing and quality control
  • Design and write programs to extract and analyze large datasets for HLDI member companies and for our research analysts and statisticians
  • Create vehicle information systems that monitor data quality and strategically target data elements for acquisition


  • Proficiency in data mining, data analysis and developing data quality control tools using statistical or other programming languages/technologies such as SQL/T-SQL, Python, R, C++, .Net (,, C#), etc.
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field and course work relevant to data analysis, data mining and/or programming experience in support of business functions preferred
  • Ability to multitask and document work
  • Team player who can adapt to changes in requirements and priorities
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to evaluate and quality-check large datasets
  • An interest in highway safety and automobiles

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to: