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Bangalore, KA, IN

Analyst Cat Tools and Infrastructure

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. We cover both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.



About the role

Do you have in-depth experience in Nat Cat models and tools? Do you like working in a distributed team of Cat Model specialists with a host of diverse group of backgrounds, educations and skills? Does researching and debugging issues excite you? Do you love coding and developing tools from scratch?

We're looking for a curious individual supporting our NatCat infrastructure development team who loves to build tools and scout for new insights on how to best demonstrate Swiss Re's proprietary NatCat models!

As a Cat Model Associate you would work as part of the Cat Perils R&D team maintaining models, tools and applications used in the NatCat costing process. You would support the model developers in validating their models in the prototype framework and deploying them into the global productive Nat Cat platform.

Your focus areas would be building concepts and tools for exposure reporting in combination with internal models and external risk model providers along with the model maintenance and validation. This role also includes, ad-hoc user support, data mining/extraction tasks, release testing of NatCat tool suite and associated documentation.

About the team

You will be embedded in the Cat Perils R&D team located in Zurich, New York and Bangalore which covers a wide range of specializations in natural science, engineering and statistics subject areas.

The catastrophe perils department is responsible for Swiss Re’s global natural catastrophe risk assessment. The department advances innovative probabilistic and proprietary modelling technology for earthquakes, windstorm and flood hazards, with a clear business directive to grow Swiss Re’s competitive edge in close collaboration with underwriters and clients. In addition, we are engaging with the open source modeling platform Oasis and are a leading partner in this community.

As part of the global CatPerils R&D team you work closely with various Cat Perils partners in designing and maintaining NatCat tools. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to participate in end to end modelling and costing/pricing for key client portfolios with underwriters.

Depending upon your inclination and skills, you can widen your role in the team over time.

Main tasks/activities/responsibilities :

  • Conceptualize and build NatCat applications using sophisticated analytical technologies
  • Collaborate with model developers across the various peril teams in implementation and testing of their models into internal framework
  • Develop and implement concepts to improve the internal modelling framework
  • Collaborate and coordinate with various teams to work towards successful model and tool releases throughout the year
  • Support proper release testing and business documentation for various releases
  • Provide ad-hoc support to user community on model and tools related issues and questions
  • Install and maintain our Oasis setup and eventually contribute in the development of new functionality.
  • Coordinate platform setup and maintenance with 3rd party vendors

About You

  • You have a Graduate or Post-Graduate degree in mathematics, engineering, computer science or equivalent quantitative training
  • You're a reliable, committed, hands on and curious individual, with experience in the field of Nat Cat modelling
  • Previous experience working with catastrophe models (Oasis, RMS, Verisk/AIR or Corelogic) or development of exposure reporting tools is a clear plus
  • Solid Programming skills in MATLAB, MS SQL, Python, Pyspark, R, Golang and experience in consuming WCF/RESTful services are important
  • Successfully prototyped or developed Business Intelligence, reporting and data analysis solutions(ideally in PowerBI/Palantir Foundry)
  • Experience in NoSQL database such as Elasticsearch; data transformation with Spark pipelines, along with a good understanding in machine learning and NLP gives you an edge.
  • Experience working in an agile development environment (e.g. Scrum) is a plus
  • Experience in Azure Storage, Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse and Databricks would be an added advantage
  • You have good interpersonal skills, self driven and ability to work within a globally distributed team
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Eager to learn and expand own knowledge on Insurance/Reinsurance concepts.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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