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Data Scientist: Predictive modelling (80-100%)

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Data Scientist: Predictive modelling (80-100%)
PartnerRe Ltd. is a leading global reinsurer, providing multi-line reinsurance to insurance companies. It is a dynamic, challenging, and rewarding place to work. We are always looking for bright, proactive people with expert knowledge skills, and integrity to join our international team. Our culture is based on trust, responsibility, openness, and initiative, and we pride ourselves on delivering the best possible reinsurance solutions for our clients.

Data Scientist: Predictive modelling (80-100%)

We are seeking for our Zurich office a technically strong and solution-oriented Data Scientist to join our global analytics team within the Life & Health department.

About the role

Value-adding services and capabilities are core differentiators in Life & Health reinsurance. PartnerRe identifies Analytics as a strategic capability supporting its growth plans.

As a Data Scientist you conduct global Analytics projects to improve our understanding of insurance risks and increase the efficiency of operational processes (e.g. modelling Covid-19 scenarios, disability claimants' return to work or underwriting teams' casework priorities).

Data Scientists cooperate closely with internal clients (e.g. pricing, underwriting or valuation teams) and external stakeholders (direct insurers, service providers). We nurture innovation by monitoring relevant developments, evaluating and implementing novel approaches, and sharing our findings with the PartnerRe community.

Our team strives for excellence in balancing rigorous analytical work and efficient delivery. We continuously look for opportunities to improve. We openly communicate strengths and limitations of our work and embrace feedback opportunities. We value diversity of backgrounds and ideas. In a project, we collaborate with business specialists across the organisation - together we develop solutions from the question and the data all the way to the deployed model.

In this role you will make a significant contribution to the enhancement of PartnerRe Life & Health's value proposition.

In more detail your responsibilities will be:

- Derive and deploy predictive and prescriptive models to estimate targets associated with disability, mortality, and longevity (and their drivers)
- Effective data driven storytelling
- Application of analytics techniques to existing and new product areas (research and product development)
- Development of self and others on analytics tools and techniques
- Internal and external presentations and publications

About you

To be an ideal candidate you have the following skills, experience and mindset:


- Demonstrable quantitative skills (e.g. Master or PhD with focus on statistics, machine learning, data analysis)
- 3+ years' experience applying statistical modelling and machine learning techniques to practical data
- Proficient use of data science tools (you will primarily work in R, tidyverse, and Git; other tools for specific tasks)
- Strong communication skills, working proficiency in English
- Driven towards finding solutions and being responsive
- Able to work independently in a dynamic, international company
- Flexible to adapt in a rapidly changing environment
- You are either an EU or Swiss citizen, or entitled to work in Switzerland

Additional points for:

- Diverse experience with modelling techniques
- Experience in machine learning tools (e.g. H2O, TensorFlow)
- Experience in Bayesian modelling (methodology and tools e.g. Stan, brms, Greta)
- Familiarity with Linux, SQL and/or Shiny
- (re)Insurance experience 
- Additional (human) languages

What can we offer you

An international environment, where you will be challenged to utilize and expand your expertise in a wide range of responsibilities and application. Our worldwide business unit structure allows multi location interaction and teamwork both within the business unit and the company as well as with our external partners. 

One of PartnerRe's core strengths is its technical know-how, built over many years of investment in the right people working on challenges. Be that person and join us!

PartnerRe does not interview employment candidates or make offers of employment solely on the basis of telephone or electronic interviews or other communications. Authorized PartnerRe email communications are sent only from an official @PartnerRe.com email address. In addition, PartnerRe does not request payments of money from employment candidates before or after an offer of employment is made.



Zürich / Paris or Zurich / Zurich, Paris

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