Bratislava, BL, SK


Data Governance Ninja 

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

The Digital & Information Governance team is part of the Group Data Integration Service team within IT. This is a global team responsible for managing all information-related matters for Swiss Re group-wide. We are 6 members based in Bratislava and Zurich.

We are looking for an experienced person with legal, compliance or risk experience to join our team. We assess proposals for new analytics projects, identify risks and advise on mitigation measures.

This role offers you the opportunity to work with a large number of stakeholders within Swiss Re across the globe.


About the Team

We are a friendly collaborative team of governance experts and records management systems specialists. Our team works in a fully agile manner to help business functions find a way to bring their projects to fruition in a compliant manner. Projects are technology projects involving usage of datasets. Those datasets need to be assessed by our team to identify the rights and restrictions for the usage of that data.

We work with IT and business functions to understand applicable risks in their projects. These risks are often involving copyright, open source, data protection, and basic competition aspects. We work with clients to understand the implications of their use cases and to complete our assessments. We frequently consult experts. We then clear use cases, often subject to conditions. We are also implementing a follow-up process, so that we can review and check that the conditions have been met.

We also conduct several information sessions for training or awareness building, so that the right teams in Swiss Re know who we are, what we do, and how to find us.


About You

You will  be willing to help us preserve the integrity of Swiss Re's global IT environment by providing advice and training, whilst keeping in mind Swiss Re's policies and strategic initiatives. You love working with people, you are comfortable working with processes and you are customer-focused. You are also collaborative, enthusiastic and team-orientated.

You understand risks surrounding uses of data and the need for IT governance. You offer applicable compliance and/or legal experience, including  data protection legislation (any jurisdiction) and you understand risks associated with cloud projects. You are analytical, pay close attention to detail, but equally can keep an eye on the bigger picture. You are very comfortable working in a team and you can liaise with experts to solicit their advice. You are not fazed by dealing with senior management, and you can sit with lay people and explain processes and risks to them.

The key part of your role will be to translate standards into questions/requirements for compliance measures, explain them to business or IT stakeholders, and you will play an interface role between legal & compliance experts and case owners, and you will perform analyses of risks in use cases.

Furthermore, you can design and conduct training sessions with confidence, you like marketing, you are fascinated by technological developments and you have a 'can-do' attitude.

Your role will be to:

  • raise awareness of risks in using various types of data;
  • advise and support clients and stakeholders to understand the risks
  • work with experts in legal, compliance and finance to obtain pertinent advice
  • conduct reviews on cleared use cases, ensuring adherence to SR standards
  • implement new processes, policies and standards
  • carry out analyses of proposed cases
  • explain governance processes and aspects of the assessment processes
  • Train and mentor junior members of the team
  • Set up and run knowledge-sharing and IT governance awareness sessions
  • Promote the team and raise its profile within the organisation

Required Skills and Experience

  • Qualifications in law, a related compliance subject or risk management
  • Several years of legal, compliance, risk management or similar experience, preferably associated with IT
  • Knowledge of Insurance / Finance Industry is a plus
  • Familiarity of Fintech or Regtech issues  
  • Native or near-native English language ability is essential
  • You are highly analytical with a keen eye for detail
  • You are very strong in networking and you appreciate a collaborative, team-orientated working style


Minimum base salary for this job from 1700 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.*
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*We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. 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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