Beijing, 11, CN


Senior Scoring & Analytics Expert 

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group 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. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.


About the role

Position objectives and position summary

The future is closer than you think. The rapidly evolving world of autonomous cars, drones, unmanned trains and whatever visionaries like Elon Musk next come up with, all have the potential to hugely disrupt Casualty portfolios.

By 2050, many predict that nearly every car will be driverless. Given the important part motor plays in our portfolio, should we be excited about driverless technology? What are the benefits and risks? How will this affect our clients' portfolios? Which markets will lead, which will lag? What role will telematics play? And how do we transition?

As Senior Scoring & Analytics Expert you will be part of a team, with the goal to drive technological developments that we hope can help transform the re/insurance industry.

Main tasks/activities

We are seeking a motivated candidate with passion for technology to be a part of Scoring & Analytics team in Beijing. You  will work with colleagues from various countries across different locations who contribute in developing telematic analytics services in tight collaboration with internal business experts and clients.  In particular, the role will involve:

  • Design experiments, test hypotheses, and build models
  • Design solutions concerning premium variation in motor insurance field
  • Conduct advanced data analysis and design highly complex algorithms
  • Apply advanced statistical and predictive modeling techniques to build, maintain, and improve on multiple near-real-time decision systems
  • Lead discovery processes with other stakeholders to identify the business requirements and the expected outcome
  • Make strategic recommendations on data collection, integration and retention requirements, incorporating business requirements and knowledge of best practices
  • Develop innovative and effective approaches to solve client's analytics problems and communicates results and methodologies
  • Validate analysis using scenario modeling
  • Identify/create the appropriate algorithm to discover patterns


About the team

You will be joining a global team, specialized in automotive data science. The team is based in Milan, Italy and has already hired one data scientist in Beijing and one data engineer in Bangalore, India. We are now looking to expand the Beijing branch to capture the amazing opportunities that the Chinese market is offering in the fields of telematics, new energy vehicles and autonomous driving.


About you


  • Master's or Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline: e.g., mathematics, statistics or computer science
  • 5 or more years of relevant quantitative and qualitative research and analytics experience
  • Solid knowledge of statistical techniques
  • The ability to come up with solutions to loosely defined business problems by leveraging pattern detection over potentially large datasets
  • The ability to present those solutions to internal and external stakeholders (including clients)
  • Strong programming skills (Java/Python), statistical modeling (like SAS/R/Matlab/Mathematica)
  • Experience using machine learning algorithms
  • High proficiency in statistics, in statistical analysis, quantitative analytics, forecasting/predictive analytics, multivariate testing, and optimization algorithms
  • In-depth knowledge/experience in the Insurance or Reinsurance domains
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Passion for innovations and new technologies
  • Complete integrity
  • Fluency in both Mandarin & English is mandatory. Additional language skills a plus
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Flexibility to travel


Behavioural Competences

  • Team player with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural environment
  • High degree of flexibility, independent and proactive working style
  • Ability to work well under pressure and on multiple and conflicting priorities
  • Strong commitment to quality and timely customer service


  • Fluent in speaking, writing, and reading English and Mandarin
  • Based in Beijing, and willing to travel as required

Reference Code: 83546 


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