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UW Business Analyst

Swiss Re
Bangalore Bangalore Karnataka, Karnataka, India
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 24, 2024

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Job Role
Business Analyst
Contract Type
Full Time
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, crafting 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 organized into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives giving to the Group's overall mission.

About the role

This position is a promising opportunity to be a part of our Actuarial tools and Systems function located in Bangalore. Do you bring a strong technical and analytical background and want to further enrich your experience with reinsurance business, underwriting and tool development know-how? If the answer is yes, read on!

The role is within P&C Tools & Systems Teams within UW Excellence which is part of P&C Reinsurance. The role will be responsible to function as Technical BA and be able to translate business requirements into IT languages for developers. The team is responsible for developing and maintaining the P&C underwriting, costing and pricing tools. We are constantly evolving and developing the underwriting platforms focusing on costing and pricing.

Principal Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with the Product owners, Product Managers serve as a liaison between business and technology teams for large costing tools and work together in shaping up the strategic landscape development in treaty business.
  • Support teams from around the organization by answering/clarifying ad hoc requests.
  • Proactive stakeholder management
  • Business requirement gathering and documentation.

About Team:

This team is part of distributed P&C Tools and Systems team operating in Zurich, Munich, London, Chicago (Schaumburg) and Bangalore. The key objective of our distributed team is to build and own the major global underwriting, costing and pricing tools to write the property, casualty. In addition, the team takes more and more care of the e2e underwriting value chain. We define and implement the strategy for a gradual transformation of the landscape for the underwriting of the future focusing on digitization, automation, transformation and data.
  • Development and productive maintenance of major costing/pricing tools, with the focus on portfolio rating (treaty), and subsequent implementation following reinsurance business needs and requirements in close collaboration with the existing team.
  • Building the future tool landscape, with focus on treaty business, considering the full end-to-end underwriting process
  • Ensuring operations are implemented according to internal guidelines and standard methodologies
  • Providing tool support, knowledge, documentation, training as well as transactional support during peak treaty renewals
  • Delivering costing tools, processes and methodology training.
  • Supporting development and reviewing local, tactical tools (End Using Applications)
  • Ensuring governance process around tool development and actuarial/model reviews
  • Ad hoc work within the underwriting and actuarial area, like development of new actuarial models, data analysis, crafting reports, performing business intelligence activities, etc.

Skills and Qualifications
  • University degree in Science or Engineering or a very strong Quantitative Background or similar background
  • Minimum of 6 years working experience in Insurance or Reinsurance - preferably with experience in costing/pricing systems as BA.
  • Capable of understanding and prioritizing business requirements, evaluating different implementation options and translating them into viable IT solutions
  • Experience with programming language like Java, R, C++, C# or similar an advantage
  • Flair and experience in designing, specifying, implementing and testing of actuarial functionality in IT systems according to business requirements.
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities
  • Product Owner or Project management skills and experiences would be an advantage
  • Sound conceptual capabilities and strong analytical skills
  • Accomplished interpersonal and communication skills - demonstrates a clear and eloquent standard of written and verbal English communication in a sophisticated environment
  • Interested in working in an international, multicultural and complex environment
  • Work well in a distributed team with diverse partners spread across the world

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity - diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences - at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your task.

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. We cover both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and their passion for sustainability.


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