Data Engineer (80%-100%)
This opportunity, based in our Zurich office is embedded in our Life & Health, Tools and & Technology team.
PartnerRe uses R intensively and actively supports the local R user community. Tools & Technology is a growing team operating at the intersection of business and IT. We are ensuring that actuaries and data scientist have seamless access to the state-of-the-art analytics capabilities and tools.
About the role
In this position you will take a key technical role in design and built of data management systems and data pipelines related to the Analytics Platform and the wider Life & Health infrastructure. We expect you to work closely with team members to bring our data architecture to the next level and address ever-increasing challenges around data volumes, complexity and regulatory requirements in the context of our hybrid on-premise and cloud implementation.
You will engage with data scientist and actuaries as a subject matter expert on how to store and integrate data in our tools and models.
The role requires close collaboration with the IT team to deliver robust and scalable data infrastructure. You will diagnose environmental issues and you will provide support in resolving them from concept to completion.
You will need to stay in touch with vendors, and open-source contributors and community to keep up with industry trends and new technologies.
The primary areas of responsibility are:Review and revamp the structure of our current data architectureDesign and implement appropriate data management systems and processes to fulfil various data protection requirementsImprove and the data integrity, quality and reliability and efficiency of data servicesBuild the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sourcesDevelop and maintain scalable data pipelines and build API integrations to support continuing increases in data volume and complexityBuild data frameworks to onboard data into data warehousesDevelop and document best practices for data management, maintenance, reporting and securityFoster collaboration among team members, business and IT to ensure data access is secure and auditableIntroduce processes and systems to monitor data quality to ensure production data is accurate and readily available for key stakeholders and processesCollaborate with analytics and business teams to improve data models that are used by production toolsIncrease data accessibility and foster data-driven decision making across the organization
You have a passion for creating efficient and robust solutions for broad group of stakeholders.
You welcome new challenges and are eager to explore new tools and solutions, assessing them for their potential to improve our data management.
You are proactive and can work both, autonomously and in collaborative setting.
You are a skillful communicator who fits well in a dynamic, culturally diverse environment. You enjoy working across locations and time zones in a flexible fashion.
Moreover, you have the following background, skills and mindset:Expert knowledge of SQL and Other Database Solutions and database designProficiency in object-oriented and object function scripting languagesAdvanced experience in design and build of data pipelinesPractical knowledge of integrating data from application APIsExperience with workflow management toolsSound knowledge of public cloud servicesStrong debugging and problem-solving skillsFluency in EnglishThe following experiences and knowledge are plus:Expertise in the R languageExpertise in data privacy engineeringExperience with Cloud Data warehouse solutionsExperience with Object Storage (on-premise/cloud)Familiarity with Data Virtuality Platform
What we can offer you
An international environment, where you will be challenged, can learn from Senior Specialists and are exposed to multiple sections of our business. Our structure fosters collaboration with various stakeholders.
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!