Zurich, Zurich, CH


Computational Linguist 

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

You will be responsible for an application which is part of SwissRe's document processing platform ADAPT, which is maintained by the Digital and Smart Analytics Solutions team. You will act as a linguistic expert and power-user of a market-leading linguistic rule-writing tool called Cogito Studio.


Are you ready for a new opportunity?

  • Together with your colleagues, you will work on the development and curation of domain-specific ontologies and rule bases
  • You will develop linguistic rules for the customised extraction of information or classification of documents.
  • You consult the team and colleagues on how to build, maintain and use taxonomies over their life-cycle for our projects.


About You

Are you the one we are looking for?

  • You have a degree in computational linguistics, mathematics or related field and a deep understanding of language analysis (morphology, syntax, semantics) and at least 2 years of experience in the field
  • You have basic programming skills (preferably Python) to write data processing scripts to transform or extract knowledge from unstructured data, including hands-on experience with regular expressions.
  • Curious and interested in learning new things
  • Strong command of English language (both oral and written).


Behavioural Competences

  • You are a great teammate with a ‘can do’ attitude and you like to work in an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural environment. As a matter of trust, we offer you a high degree of flexibility which matches your independent working style.
  • You are creative and want to bring in your own ideas to push product development further.
  • Working on multiple assignments in parallel doesn't prevent you from delivering high quality work and meeting deadlines.
  • If you think that you bring the right knowledge, experience and personality for this job opportunity and for our team, we would love to hear from you!


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, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Swiss Re offers modern work models and attractive work places that allow all employees to adapt to changing work preferences and life phases.


We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.


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