The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries and property damage from motor vehicle crashes through research and evaluation and through education of consumers, policymakers and safety professionals.

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 employer contributions. 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.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. IIHS-HLDI participates in E-Verify.

Programmer Analyst

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) seeks a Programmer Analyst at our offices in Ruckersville, VA.

The Programmer Analyst will be part of a diverse team with a variety of skills and backgrounds. HLDI uses SQL Server as our data environment and operates a server farm with more than 50 terabytes of storage space. We analyze 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.

Primary Duties

  • Develop, expand and maintain automated assessment and analytical tools to monitor incoming data quality and system performance
  • Maintain and enhance applications used to build reporting data warehouses and create large data sets for HLDI research and distribution to insurance companies
  • Conduct analyses of internal and external datasets in support of the IIHS-HLDI mission
  • Provide programming support to the data production team in all aspects of data operations


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field and coursework relevant to computer science, data science, programming or information technology
  • Experience in data mining, data analytics and data quality control
  • Proficiency in programming languages/technologies such as Python, C++ or .Net (,, C#)
  • Experience using SQL/T-SQL
  • Logical thinking skills and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and document work
  • Team player who can adapt to changes in requirements and priorities
  • Self-starter who is highly motivated
  • An interest in highway safety and automobiles

To apply email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

[email protected]

Engineering Technician

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) seeks an Engineering Technician to join our crash avoidance team in Ruckersville, VA.

The Engineer Technician will work with other members of the crash avoidance test team to ensure that all tests are properly prepared and conducted on schedule. Tests include official vehicle rating tests for front crash prevention and headlights as well as research tests to develop new rating programs.

Primary duties

  • Conducts or assists with all pre- and post-test procedures
  • Ensures test setup, execution, and reporting all meticulously follow established procedures
  • Applies crash avoidance test protocols to plan and execute crash avoidance tests
  • Ensures all data collection is error-free
  • Assists in testing to support research projects and development of new protocols
  • Provides support for other IIHS projects as needed


  • Associate degree in an engineering field preferred; three years of relevant experience may be substituted
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Able to work/drive multiple nights in a week, depending on our testing needs
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods, crawl under and around vehicles, and lift equipment (up to 50 pounds).

To apply email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

[email protected]

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