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Catastrophe Modeler (m/f) 80-100%

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Catastrophe Modeler (m/f) 80-100%


Your Role

As a Catastrophe Modelers at Group Reinsurance Analytics, you will manage the CatRisk exercise and build all products derived from this data submission. Being an expert for the physics and special properties of natural catastrophes, you will serve the wider cat community with your knowledge and insight (Zurich own view of risk, exposure management, underwriting support, portfolio optimization, strengthening of community resilience to natural catastrophes).


As a Catastrophe Modeler your main responsibilities will involve: 

  • Reviewing the results of the global nat cat risk data call and modeling process (CatRisk exercise), identifying and communicating drivers of change to all pertinent stakeholders

  • Preparing data and modeling results for external submissions to the reinsurance market and explaining observed changes

  • Pricing and benchmarking internal and external cat reinsurance (internal renewals, KPIs, quantitative support to Reinsurance Management)

  • Maintaining Group Cat Risk Model (cat modeling input and parameter uploads, structural changes)

  • Quarterly measurement of adherence to the Zurich Risk Policy and related reporting

  • Quarterly quantification of economic and regulatory nat cat capital and related reporting

  • Supporting the validation of vendor models and building of Zurich own view of risk

  • Cat event response to developing catastrophes (loss estimates, support to claims)

  • User administered systems and software maintenance

  • Interaction with Group IT in respect of non-user-administered software and systems

Your Skills and Experience

As a Catastrophe Modeler your skills and qualifications will ideally include: 

  • University degree (masters or higher) in quantitative earth-/climate science, physics, mathematics, statistics or structural/environmental engineering

  • Solid knowledge of statistics and probability
  • Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems
  • Strong analytical skills and data analysis/mining capabilities

  • Flexibility, responsiveness and result-orientation
  • Awareness for and openess to intercultural issues
  • Strong communication skills and good presentation skills
  • Fluent English written and spoken
  • Applied knowledge of Nat Cat Models and financial modeling tools, preferably RiskLink and ReMetrica, are a plus

  • Working experience in insurance/reinsurance industry is a plus

  • SQL knowledge is a strong asset, other programming skills are a plus

Additional Information 


Preferred work location is Zurich. If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then we are looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button "Apply online".


You can find additional information about Zurich as an employer and about the candidate journey on our career site.

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Who we are

Zurich is a strong brand - more than 1.4 million Swiss customers place their trust in our products and services.  Our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.


At Zurich, we foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our purpose and values are designed to protect, inspire confidence and help our employees reach their full potential. We value and defend what is right and promote opportunities for equity among our professionals, regardless of gender, disability, LGBTQ +, race, ethnicity, generations, belief, etc.  Our talent acquisition and hiring processes respect this commitment daily. Join Zurich and be part of this culture.

Information for recruitment agencies

Zurich accepts no applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We therefore request that recruitment agencies do not submit any candidate documents neither via our employees nor through our online career portal.


We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Thank you for your understanding.


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