[ES_JOBS_NET] Natural Hazard Risk Assessment, Swiss Reinsurance Company, Armonk New York

Marla Schwartz marlaschwartz1 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 15:25:26 MST 2018


*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 aging populations to
cyber crime. The Swiss Re Group is organized into three Business Units,
each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the
Group’s overall mission.

*About the team*Catastrophe Perils team is responsible for Swiss Re's
global risk assessment framework and related client services in four
locations across the globe. We are accountable for developing and
disseminating Swiss Re's view of Nat Cat risk. To achieve this, we develop
and utilize state-of-the-art probabilistic models for assessing impacts of
natural catastrophes such as windstorms, earthquakes and floods. We operate
with a clear business mandate to grow Swiss Re's visionary edge in natural
perils (re)insurance in close cooperation with underwriters and clients.

*About the role*Are you striving to apply your science or engineering
background to increase our resilience against natural catastrophes? Are you
motivated to reduce the insurance protection gap by contributing to the
development of novel solutions and commercial products? Are you interested
in a role that will provide a stepping stone to long-term career
advancement opportunities within the re/insurance sector, e.g. in
underwriting, risk management or insurance solution design? As a graduate
embedded in Catastrophe Perils team, you will join our efforts to develop
state-of-the-art models/technology used for quantifying physical and
economic impacts of natural catastrophes. You will collaborate with
internal partners and external organizations from various disciplines and
craft solutions to reduce negative consequences of catastrophes. You will
build and commercialize the next generation of natural catastrophe related
products and services You will have opportunity to interact with colleagues
from a wide range of technical and non-technical backgrounds and transition
into a career in the financial industry.

*About you*

   - Master's degree or Ph.D. in natural/physical sciences, engineering or
   a related technical field
   - Strong analytical and quantitative background
   - Exceptional academic performance
   - Independent thinking and creative problem solving skills
   - Highly motivated with an ability to effectively manage own time and
   priorities in a collaborative environment
   - High-level of curiosity to scout for new ideas and eagerness to
   transform them into products or services with commercial value
   - Strong communication and presentation skills and ability to explain
   complex problems with clarity and effectiveness
   - Strong interest for career advancement in the financial industry
   - Solid background in probability or statistics
   - Strong computing and programming skills (e.g. Matlab); knowledge about
   structured databases and geographical information systems a plus
   - Excellent verbal and written English. Fluency in other languages a plus

Interested candidates should apply through
will only be accepted through our website.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities
are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform
the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed. The Company is
an equal opportunity employer. It is the practice of the Company to
recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national
origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital
status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications
for the position being filled.
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