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Kansas City, MO, US

Graduate Systems and Data engineer


Graduate Systems and Data engineer 

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 our 15,000 employees across the world.

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


About the Programme


We are looking for graduates with good interpersonal skills, who are eager to learn and broaden their knowledge and expertise. You have a Bachelor, Master or PhD degree with up to 3 years professional experience – we invite you to apply to our graduates@swissre programme 2021.


The programme offers you the chance to join the dynamic, fast-moving world of a leading risk knowledge organisation. Over an 18-month period, you’ll receive on-and-off-the-job training, including a job rotation that gives you the opportunity to work across various business units.


About the role


Role description:

  • Working with system and data architects, assisting in designing and building sophisticated cloud-based technology platforms
  • Performing detailed analysis for the solutions that will be built and providing analysis reports to the lead architects.
  • Producing detailed specifications and writing the programme codes, working with the co-located technical development team
  • Testing the product in controlled, real situations before going live
  • Preparation of software documentation and training manuals for users
  • Learning on the job and accumulating as much experience and practical knowledge as possible
  • Working closely with the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and assisting in various functions and hence developing decision making, analysing and troubleshooting skills while on the job


About the team


It is Swiss Re's ambition to become the leading data-driven risk knowledge company to help clients mitigate their risks. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions (CorSo) provides a wide range of traditional and non-traditional commercial insurance products and risk transfer solutions through a dedicated, global team of commercial insurance experts. Our solutions are broad, our expertise is deep. Therefore, information and technology are instrumental in building a respective data corpus and advanced analytics capabilities to enable this ambition. Likewise, our global IT/operating platform is a key enabler to access evolving digital markets and to align existing processes and capabilities with new digital business models and making core business capabilities more flexible and more efficient.


The International Business team has been established to build business platform for international insurance programs, that enables insurance brokers and carriers to manage and deliver structured and compliant international and cross-border programs from a single online platform, bringing simplicity and efficiency to our clients and intermediaries through innovative use of data and latest technology. Customers will experience products and a customer journey that is consistent, easier to understand and reliable.


To achieve this ambitious goal we are building up an incubator - a start-up squad within the company




About You


  • Successfully completed university degree, preferably in Information technology or equivalent
  • Strong interest in/motivation to learn about newest technologies and insurance/reinsurance business domains
  • Specific skills required for each graduate role
    • Knowledge/experience in one or more programming languages (Java based preferred, but not a must)
    • Knowledge/experience in database and data analysis will be a big plus
  • Approaches problems with curiosity and open-mindedness, is a fast learner
  • Innovative, showing a high degree of own initiative
  • Team-player, willingness to contribute actively to the overall team spirit
  • Ability and enthusiasm to work in a global and multicultural environment, and to be mobile in terms of workplace or location if required
  • Aptitude to express him-/herself effectively in one-on-one conversations and small groups
  • Mature & self-confident; Able to work with clients, business partners or senior colleagues
  • Capacity to readily adapt to a changing and dynamic environment
  • Proven expertise to work independently and proactively
  • Strong analytical skills and can focus on details without losing track of the bigger picture
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills


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