Senior Data Scientist

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Location: Hong Kong

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About Swiss Re

Swiss Re 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. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 13,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the role

Are you ready for a new challenge?

We are seeking for a highly motivated and experienced data scientist with strong data engineering background and a real passion for technology and a great digital savviness to join our team. You will be based in Hong Kong and be part of the Advanced Analytics Centre of Expertise APAC team.

Your main responsibilities

  • Define and help apply data engineering best practices in terms of design, framework, re-usability, documentation to support data science projects across the region.
  • Consult business teams in the ideation for ground-breaking analytics services and develop solid business cases.
  • Use state of the art data science platforms and tools to validate and implement advance analytics projects across the region including data ingestion & management.
  • Promote digital & smart analytics knowledge, skills and services through compelling presentations internally and externally.
  • Continuous learning on specific advanced analytics expertise topics and active participation in research and elaboration of thought leadership on application of AI for the insurance industry.

About the team - Join a dynamic and international team of data lovers

The Advanced Analytics Center of Expertise (AA CoE) team supports Swiss Re's business functions in developing technology solutions. We use advanced analytics and big data processing from structured and unstructured data for our business and strategic initiatives. We are a global team of highly skilled professionals in advanced analytics techniques, data & text mining and visual analytics.

The AA CoE team provides services in the areas of

  • Analytics Consulting: In collaboration with business teams identifying significant business opportunities and defining the business cases.
  • Analytics Delivery (Modelling & Prototyping): Defining the most appropriate technical solution approach and validating the scenarios through prototypes or pilot solutions.
  • Analytics Solution Enabling: Implementing, improving and maintaining analytics solutions to tackle business issues.

About you - Do you have what it takes for this opportunity?

  • You have 5 or more years of professional experience ideally with a background in insurance industry, gained a Master's degree or Ph.D. in Computer Science or other relevant studies.
  • You have led data science projects with a focus on data related tasks: Data extraction, preparation, transformation, data pipeline, MLOps.
  • You have achieved expert-level know-how in one or more data science domains like remote sensing, machine learning. Experience in distributed computing is a plus.
  • You are fluent in data science programming languages such as R, Python and SQL.
  • You have working knowledge of databases and cloud-based data science platform.
  • Beyond your technical expertise, you are a good communicator in English, you like to work flexibly with full dedication for success. Knowledge of additional Asian languages are advantageous.
  • Candidates with less experience will be considered for the role of Data Scientist.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Swiss Re offers modern work models and attractive work places that allow all employees to adapt to changing work preferences and life phases. If you think that you have the right knowledge, experience and personality for this job opportunity, you might be a perfect fit to our team and we look forward to receiving your applications.

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