Swiss Re: Graduate Data Scientist

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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 ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.

About the Programme
We are looking for graduates with good interpersonal skills, who are eager to learn and broaden their knowledge and expertise. If you have a Bachelor, Master or PhD degree with up to 3 years professional experience then we invite you to apply to our graduates@swissre programme 2019. The programme start date is 1st September 2019.
The programme offers you the chance to join the dynamic, fast-moving world of a leading risk knowledge organisation. Over an 18-month period, you’ll receive on-and-off-the-job training, including a job rotation that gives you the opportunity to work across various business units.

About the role
Do you want to start your career in a diverse international team? Are you looking for a job that allows you to grow your technical and social skills? Is a lively work environment and great team spirit important for you?
As part of the Solution Development team in our Bratislava office you will work closely with our internal clients and IT professionals to understand requirements, design software solutions and tackle analytical questions within the Risk Management domain. We offer a role that provides an exclusive opportunity to develop a toolkit of skills, which will provide you a solid foundation upon which to build your career. By combining both business knowledge alongside with developing a technical skillset, you will be able to play a critical role between technical and Risk Management teams. With a focus on developing an understanding of different risk processes you will:
• Turn ideas from concept to reality
• Perform technical analysis, system design, implementation and testing of proposed solutions
• Apply agile practices and develop ideas in close collaboration with internal clients
• Apply your analytical skills to help gain new insights
• Find opportunities for using company data to drive state-of-the-art business solutions

About the team
The Risk Management IT Solution Development & Quality Assurance team provides technical solutions for all Risk Management functions. We support projects and business-as-usual activities in collaboration with other RMIT teams. We have a broad technical expertise on application and data warehouse development, reporting and software testing.
Our team includes leading IT experts who provide technical solutions. We maintain strong ties with all Risk Management teams in Swiss Re, which include Assurance & Qualitative Risk, Credit, Market and Group Risks & Analytics as well as providing services to the regional heads. We work both on „business as usual“ tasks and on projects. We have built up a trusted relationship with both our IT and business partners located mainly in Zurich, London, New York and Bangalore.

Čo hľadáme / Our requirements

• You hold a university degree, preferably in computer science, applied mathematics or equivalent
• You have experience with software development in e.g. Java, .net, Python or SQL
• You are interested and motivated to learn about insurance/reinsurance
• You have knowledge or passion in designing modern IT solutions (e.g. data modelling, system architecture, UX design) and have interest in the latest IT development trends (e.g. cloud computing, machine learning, automation)
• You have strong analytical skills and can focus on details without losing track of the bigger picture
• You are innovative, show a high degree of own initiative and approach problems with curiosity and open-mindedness
• You like to express yourself in one-on-one conversations and small groups
• You have good communication and interpersonal skills and like to work in diverse, interdisciplinary teams

Čo ponúkame / Our offer

We offer you the opportuinity to work for a global leader in the reinsurance industry with more than 150 years of history. Swiss Re’s headquater is in Zurich, Switzerland with offices in more than 20 countries around the world. Bratislava is Swiss Re’s second largest office with more than 1 300 employees and is growing continuously.
We work in a friendly and professional environment of trust, where you Own the Way You Work: in agreement with your line manager, you can choose working hours from 6:00 to 22:00, split the day, or work from home.
The environment matters to us. One of our many benefits is COyou2 Programme, which covers carbon-reducing purchases (bicycles, home appliances).
You will find us in highly energy-efficient campus Twin City, Bratislava. Our state of the art offices stimulate collaboration and creativity.

Remuneration: Minimum base salary for this job from 1200 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits. We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.

Ako prebieha program?

Podľa akých kritérií vyberá LEAF uchádzačov?

Príležitosť je súčasťou programu LEAF pre Slovákov žijúcich v zahraničí. Kandidát do programu musí splniť nasledujúce 4 kritériá:


Kandidát aktívne ovláda slovenský jazyk a má štátne občianstvo SR alebo je v procese žiadania o udelenie štátneho občianstva SR.



a) Kandidát študuje alebo menej ako rok pred vyplnením prihlášky do programu ukončil denné štúdium univerzity mimo SR  akademickým titulom, alebo

b) Kandidát vykonáva mimo SR profesionálnu činnosť vyžadujúcu akademický titul alebo odborné znalosti a kompetencie.


V súvislosti s poslaním LEAF sa budeme snažiť príležitosti ponúknuť kandidátom, ktorí majú potenciál v sebe spájať charakternosť, excelentné študijné či pracovné výsledky, podnikavé líderstvo a angažovanosť pri zlepšovaní svojho okolia nad rámec bežných očakávaní.


Kandidát spĺňa konkrétne požiadavky uvedené v popise príležitosti, na ktorú sa hlási.