Job Description :
Role: Catastrophe Modeler - Schaumburg, IL (North America HQ''s)
Duration: 10-12+ month contract
- Remote (anywhere in U.S.; don''t need to be local)

Position Overview:
Group Accumulation Management function delivers thought leadership and actionable insights to the business regarding natural and man-made catastrophes Using both internal and externally sourced Cat Modeling capabilities, we assess catastrophe and accumulation risk. Our comprehensive and globally consistent approach to risk assessment is an essential component of Zurich’s risk management program that supports the optimization of our portfolios, delivers sustainable and profitable growth and is striving to understand the change of our evolving risk landscape due to emerging risks like cyber, casualty cat or shifts in risk due to climate change.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is eager to learn about Zurich’s approach to natural and man-made catastrophe accumulation assessment and management The optimal candidate will have a strong background in statistics, risk assessment, and/or actuarial science and one who is eager to extend his/her work to different cat topics and is keen to make a positive impact on the overall business

Key Accountabilities:
Calculates catastrophe exposure for all countries business segments and/or perils within responsibility assigned
Validates data received from business segments and interprets best fit for catastrophe modelling. Provides expert guidance to countries and equips countries to improve exposure data quality Conducts corrections in case of exposure data quality issues with material impact on group level
Tracking and understanding shifts in cat portfolios for assigned business segment and/or peril, and reporting and communicating peril accumulations to business segment and/or senior management in the frequency required
Participate in projects for research, experience studies and other statistical analyses
Responding to requests from other functions (e.g. Group Risk Management, Group Reinsurance
Completes requests from regulators and rating agencies

Must-Have''s:
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Meteorology or Natural Sciences and 2 or more years of experience in the analytical area OR
Master’s degree in finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Meteorology or Natural Sciences and 0 or more years of experience in the analytical area AND
Knowledge of Programming languages(s)

Nice-to-Have''s (highly preferred):
Knowledge of Catastrophe Modeling
Insurance and/or Reinsurance industry experience
Experience with data mining, manipulation and analysis
Knowledge of data visualization and mapping software
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong presentation, verbal and written communication skills
Insurance Industry Certifications (ARM/ARe)