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Sao Paulo, São Paulo, BR

Data Architect

About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions 


Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group. We offer innovative insurance solutions to large and midsized multinational corporations from our approximately 50 locations worldwide. We help clients mitigate their risk exposure, whilst our industry-leading claims service provides them with additional peace of mind.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions embraces 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.



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.

About the team

The International Business team was established to build business platform and end to end ecosystem 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 technology. Customers will experience products and a customer journey that is innovative, consistent, easier to understand and reliable. A strong team is being built to achieve this ambitious technology and data driven business goals.

About the role

Are you ready for a new challenge?


We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced data leader with a passion for better using data and technology to deliver data services for your customers. You will work in a multi-functional environment and will be responsible for designing, implementing, and re-architecting complex data pipelines in close collaboration with data users within CorSo.  As the senior data architect, you will be responsible to reshape the data pipeline leveraging state of the art technology. You will be expected to take end-to-end ownership of deliverables, gaining a full understanding of the Corporate Solutions Underwriting data and the business logic required to deliver analytics solutions. You will be a servant leader who will coordinate closely with your Product Area Lead to stay aligned on business goals and make sure the teams are progressing and delivering against them. You will also represent the voice of the customer, whether internal or external, and make sure that team members understand customer data needs and preferences.



Your main responsibilities:

  • Oversee the design of data models and interfaces in close collaboration with the various product areas and project squads and map to Corporate Solutions’ Information Model (Ontology Model).
  • Re-design, maintain and evolve the overall data architecture and data transformation pipeline and reengineer where applicable into a modern API architecture Improve existing data models ensuring availability, governance and quality while implementing new business capabilities and integration points with other engineering teams
  • Define the advanced data analytics capabilities required to enable business outcomes
  • Lead a geographically distributed team of data engineers.
  • Work closely and collaborate with business and other stakeholders. Coordinate with other teams where there are inter dependencies
  • Engage with strategic vendors and partners discussing product roadmap and direction based on Swiss Re's priorities and aspirations
  • Manage feature requests towards data platform vendor(s)


We expect you to have proven knowledge of data platforms and tangible examples of designing and developing complex data pipelines to support better decision making in the business.  We also expect you to have strong leadership skills to lead activities, projects and changes across multiple user groups and stakeholders. We expect a client oriented and service driven attitude. To round it up, very strong communication skills in English is required. Your focus on business value and outcomes is critical for this role to justify the continuous investment into the platform and deliver on the strategic objectives of Swiss Re's Tech strategy.

About you

Are you eager to disrupt the insurance industry with us and make an impact?  Do you wish to have your talent recognized and rewarded? Then join our growing team and become part of the next wave of insurance innovation.


  • Minimum 10+ years of working experience with at least 4+ years in a similar position
  • Ideally experience in insurance/reinsurance or financial industry
  • Experience in information & data governance as well as in IT project management would be a plus
  • Experience in data modelling and design for large enterprise applications using SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Experience with data and analytics technology, including but not limited to Hadoop, HDFS, Palantir, Spark, Java, Python, R, Kubernetes, Elastic Search, and others.
  • Experience in integrating platforms – e.g. as SaaS into the enterprise landscape including managing the full onboarding, InfoSec, Access Management, and other processes as required.
  • Experience with the cloud-based database services from major cloud providers including but not limited to Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.

Reference Code: 107506 


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