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Senior Analytics Professional/Senior Data Scientist

Swiss Re AG

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Senior Analytics Professional/Senior Data Scientist

​Senior Analytics Professional/Senior Data Scientist

Switzerland - Adliswil 

Corporate Title: Vice President

Division: CCI-Information Technology (50001542)

Department: CCIX-Shared Information Service (50012397) 

Recruiter: Anita Pezzino  


About the role

We are seeking a motivated candidate with passion for technology to join our highly skilled global team. You will work with colleagues from various countries across different locations (Armonk NY, Zurich, Bangalore and Singapore) who contribute in developing analytics services in tight collaboration with internal business experts and clients. In particular, the role will involve:

• Generating business insights using data analytics and information visualisation methods to answer business problems in different (Re-) Insurance domains.
• Developing business solutions to exploit Analytics in order to move towards data-driven innovation in alignment with business priorities and key targets.
• Driving product and service enhancements to improve business value and service quality according to business needs and industry best practices.

The ideal candidate has a strong background in computer science/engineering, math, statistics, physics or any other computationally intense disciplines and possesses working experience in at least one of the following domains: data & text mining, machine learning and information visualisation.

Key Tasks:
• Initiate, lead and drive analytics projects from inception to completion with minimal guidance
• Build-up sustainable relationship with key business and IT stakeholders to become a trusted partner for the field of data analytics.
• Apply analytical methods and algorithms to build data products that streamline the process from data collection to insight generation.
• Foster new data-driven approaches to generate business insight in order to address unanswered business problems in a proactive way.
• Validate, interpret and present data findings to both an expert and non-expert audience.
• Contribute in an agile team of data scientists to develop and deploy data-driven solutions for various Insurance and Reinsurance business problems (i.e., business projects as well as ad-hoc analyses).
• Assess analytics scenarios by means of functional prototypes or pilot solutions.
• Ensure further development of Swiss Re's analytics capabilities in interplay with system engineers, solution architects and internal business experts.


About the team

The Digital and Smart Analytics Competence Center unit supports Swiss Re's business functions in generating insights and creating data driven products from structured and unstructured data for their business and strategic initiatives.
An interdisciplinary global team of professionals in machine learning, data & text mining and visual analytics provides end to end analytics services that deliver business value to our internal customers.


About You

• Master's or Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline: e.g., computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, physics, operational research, engineering.
• 5+ years of experience in analytics (machine learning, statistics, data mining).
• Strong analytical & conceptual skills to understand key business needs and design tailored solutions to solve specific business problems.
• Ability to communicate complex analysis results in a clear, precise and actionable manner.
• Proven track-record in implementing business solutions in the area of information retrieval, natural language processing, data analytics and information visualisation.
• In-depth experience with statistical computing languages such as R, Matlab, etc.
• Proficiency in at least one of the following programming languages: Python, Java or Scala
• Fluency in relational databases/SQL.
• Experience with large data sets and the Hadoop ecosystem (Spark).
• Experience in building scalable data pipelines/data engineering
• Basic abilities in DevOps (Bash, Unix)
• Excellent verbal and written English skills, ideally multi-lingual.
• Project management experience preferred

Behavioural Competences:
• Team player with a 'can do' attitude
• Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural environment
• High degree of flexibility, independent and proactive working style
• Ability to work well under pressure and on multiple and conflicting priorities
• Strong commitment to quality and timely customer service

• Knowledge/experience in the Insurance or Reinsurance domains
• Multi-lingual is a plus
• Flexibility to travel