London or ZurichPrint
NatCat Modeller
80-100%

We are the CelsiusPro Group, an award-winning insurtech group dedicated to helping both private and public organisations to understand and mitigate the adverse financial impact of climate and NatCat risks. As the challenges posed by climate change intensify, our mission is to bring parametric insurance from the fringes to centre stage.

Through CelsiusPro, we develop cutting-edge technology for managing parametric insurance. We collaborate with clients in designing and structuring tailored parametric solutions combining risk management, data science, and risk modelling. Our climate risk consulting services round our holistic solutions suite.

Business is underwritten by NatCatPro, utilizing our proprietary technology platform. We partner with insurance brokers to serve corporates and public-sector organisations seeking financial coverage against climate and NatCat perils.

With Global Parametrics, we expand our disaster risk management response capabilities by incorporating the risk capacity of the Natural Disaster Fund (NDF), a public-private partnership with capital committed by UK and German government agencies and backed by Hannover Re, and that of the Global Parametrics Risk Solutions managing general agency (MGA).

Our corporate culture thrives on core values of simplicity, sincerity, courage, and tenacity. We invite you to join us on this journey!

Role

We are looking for a NatCat Modeller to join us in London or Zurich and expand the capabilities of our Modelling and R&D team. The team develops risk management solutions, modelling and analytics tools, and web-based platforms for corporations, insurers, brokers, governmental agencies, industry bodies, cooperatives, and agribusiness companies.

Responsibilities

  • Generate, validate, and improve natural catastrophe stochastic event sets using the open-source model earthquake model GEM.

  • Knowledge of CLIMADA or equivalent is a plus.

  • Implement stochastic risk assessment methods for perils such as heavy rainfall, drought, flood, and heat.

  • Implement new products in a robust and scalable way and disseminate them through various channels (e.g., APIs, Shiny User Interfaces).

  • Write server-side and, to a lesser extent, frontend code for web-based applications, develop prototypes quickly and create robust high-volume production applications.

  • Support underwriting and consulting teams with bespoke analytics for index-based insurance products and schemes.

  • As a scientific expert, provide guidance on the use of CelsiusPro´s products and solutions and the science underneath to both customers and stakeholders within the company.

 Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience using and building Nat Cat models.

  • Experience with open-source cat models such as GEM and CLIMADA.

  • Strong mathematical foundation with particular focus in modeling, statistics, probability, and/or computational science.

  • Advanced programming skills (R, Python, SQL).

  • Experience in (REST) API development, CI/CD, Object-Oriented Programming.

  • Experience with databases (e.g. MongoDB, bigQuery) clusters (e.g. Google Cloud Platform, Spark, Docker) and geospatial data and indexing (e.g. GeoJSON, S2).

  • Keen and outgoing with drive, curiosity, and passion for research, always striving to be commercially relevant to internal and external clients.

  • Excellent communicator and an effective collaborator.

  • Relevant industry experience is a plus.

You like clean code and good documentation, have experience in developing code as a team, and are not afraid of working with Terabytes of data. You have excellent interpersonal skills, sense of responsibility and proactivity and effective verbal and written communication in English; German is a plus.

We offer a dynamic and international working environment linking climate change risks, index insurance and reinsurance. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work with leading-edge technologies for geographical data analysis and big data. CelsiusPro consists of a data-driven, motivated, and talented young team. If you are open for an exciting challenge, please send us your complete application including your cover letter and CV by email to [email protected]

Candidates must have the right to work in the United Kingdom or Switzerland.