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Armonk, NY, US Kansas City, MO, US Chicago, IL, US New York, NY, US

Product Owner- Underwriting


About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group. We offer innovative insurance solutions to large and midsized multinational corporations from our approximately 50 locations worldwide. We help clients mitigate their risk exposure, whilst our industry-leading claims service provides them with additional peace of mind.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the team

The A&H Product Area has been established to build a business platform in support of Employers Stop Loss business and potential expansion Accident and Health products that will enable simplicity and efficiency to our internal clients through innovative use of data and technology, while ensuring the platform is fit for potential future disruption in the market. Customers will experience products and a customer journey that is consistent, easy to understand and reliable.


About the role

As a Senior Product Owner with previous experience in underwriting you will steer the development of an underwriting systems supporting submission handling, process management, costing and underwriting referral. It will be up to you to develop an innovative vision for the system and to take full responsibility for steering and prioritizing the work of the software development teams who will help realize this vision.




Your responsibilities include:


  • Developing and nurturing a network of business partners in the underwriting and operations user communities. You will be working in a fast-paced environment engaging frequently with this network to develop innovative and impactful proposals that improve the underwriting tool landscape.
  • Working with other Product Owners to analyse, understand and solution complex business requirements.
  • Maintaining the backlogs of up to two development squads setting objectives and goals, breaking down concepts into manageable achievable steps. You will continuously prioritize the work to be done based on business value, optimally balancing functional requirements and reduction of technical debt.
  • Evaluating progress and supporting each product iteration by coordinating and engaging in planning, refinement, review, and sprint daily activities.
  • Supporting the testing activities by creating relevant test scenarios for stories and features, performing tests, supporting the UAT.
  • Acquire a deep working knowledge of the software products being developed and actively share it with end users through impactful trainings and release notes.
  • Developing a keen understanding of the business data being processed by the software whose development you steer so as to have an impactful contribution to our data driven underwriting aspirations.


About you

Are you eager to disrupt the insurance industry with us and make an impact? Do you wish to have your talent recognized and rewarded? Then join our growing team and become part of the next wave of insurance innovation. Your profile:



  • 5-8 or more years of (product) underwriting experience in writing direct commercial stop loss insurance business or have gained a similar level of experience in a supporting role or product area.
  • Desire to use this knowledge and experience to improve the technology supporting underwriting deal teams.
  • Strong interest and previous experience with product management activities. Eager to work in an agile set-up continuously improving your agile skills.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative skills and problem-solving skills. You consider yourself as a data savvy person!
  • You enjoy discovering and describing the current state situation, understand strategic business goals, design and architecture of future state, perform gap analysis and make recommendations to business leadership that will help achieve strategic goals.
  • Highly committed, energetic, proficient and reliable. You are customer focused, enjoy interacting with people and show a can do and hands on approach when working with customers and colleagues.
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written).


Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.


Reference Code: 100925 



Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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