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Armonk, NY, US

Nat Cat Specialist (Earthquake)


About Swiss Re

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

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 13,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the Role


As a member of the Catastrophe Perils and Cyber team, you will join our efforts to develop state-of-the-art models used for quantifying physical and economic impacts of natural catastrophes. You will collaborate with internal partners and external organizations and craft solutions to reduce negative consequences of catastrophes. You will have opportunities to transition into a wide range of technical and non-technical roles and advance your career in the financial industry.


In your role as a Natural Catastrophe (Nat Cat) Specialist with expertise related to earthquake, you will:

  • Develop and improve models for quantifying risk associated with geological hazards (earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, etc.)
  • Collaborate with underwriting and engineering teams to review and assess vulnerability to geologic hazards
  • Leverage novel technologies such as remote sensing and machine learning to evaluate exposure to natural hazards
  • Build and commercialize innovative products and solutions to expand Nat Cat resilience in the financial sector
  • Support business units in the Nat Cat underwriting and pricing process
  • Act as a liaison between the scientific/engineering community and Swiss Re


About the Team


The Catastrophe Perils and Cyber team is responsible for Swiss Re's global risk assessment framework and related client services in three locations across the globe. We are accountable for developing and disseminating Swiss Re's view of Nat Cat risk. To achieve this, we develop and utilize state-of-the-art probabilistic models for assessing impacts of natural catastrophes such as windstorms, earthquakes and floods. We operate with a clear business mandate to grow Swiss Re's visionary edge in Nat Cat (re)insurance in close cooperation with underwriters and clients.


About You


  • Master's degree or Ph.D. in in natural sciences, engineering or a related technical field
  • Sound understanding of seismology, geologic hazards and/or seismic vulnerability
  • Strong analytical and quantitative background
  • Exceptional academic performance
  • Strong interest for career advancement in the financial industry
  • Independent thinking and creative problem-solving skills
  • Highly motivated with an ability to effectively manage own time and priorities in a collaborative environment
  • High-level of curiosity to scout for new ideas and eagerness to transform them into products or services with commercial value
  • Strong computing and programming skills (e.g. Matlab, Python); knowledge about structured databases and GIS a plus
  • Solid background in probability, statistics or risk quantification
  • Strong communication and presentation skills and ability to explain complex problems with clarity and effectiveness
  • Excellent verbal and written English. Fluency in other languages a plus





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: 101394 


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

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