Zurich, Zurich, CH

Senior Data Engineer (80-100%)

About the role & the team :


Our team is at the forefront of analytics for Property & Casualty Reinsurance, spanning the entire breadth of our business. We build analytical products that focus on everything from Contract Wording to Natural Catastrophes, enabling the company to accurately manage our risks. Our work has an impact not only on SwissRe but also on the world. 

From day one you will work on developing modern data solutions with a focus on big data technologies to solve complex problems on real data, in a collaborative environment with colleagues from Swiss Re's international offices. 


A regular day with us: 

  • Work on projects with an impact 

  • Provide technical leadership to a small team of engineers 

  • Design data products in collaboration with Product Owners and other Engineering teams 

  • Implement production ready data solutions 

  • Ensure the reliability, quality, and optimal performance of our data products 


About You: 

  • Excellent engineering skills and proficiency in at least one programming language (Python preferred) 

  • Proficient with big data frameworks (PySpark is preferred) 

  • Expertise in at least one modern data platform (e.g. Databricks, Snowflake, Foundry) 

  • Experience with system design, data modelling, and data lifecycle 

  • Ability to transpose business requirements into data products 


Nice to Have: 

  • Previous technical leadership experience 

  • Knowledge of Palantir Foundry 

  • Previous experience in Insurance/Finance 


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. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace 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 and their passion for sustainability.



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