This is your opportunity to join Swiss Re Group - one of the world's leading wholesale providers of reinsurance, insurance and other innovative forms of insurance-based risk transfer. Our business at Swiss Re is about understanding and analysing the major risks that concern the world - from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. We combine experience with expertise and innovative thinking to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. And we enable the risk-taking essential to enterprise and progress. This is only possible with around 10,000 truly exceptional Swiss Re people across our group worldwide.
About the role
Swiss Re is a leading and highly diversified global reinsurer. The company operates through offices in over 25 countries. Founded in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1863, Swiss Re offers financial services products that enable risk-taking essential to enterprise and progress. The company's traditional reinsurance products and related services for property and casualty, as well as the life and health business are complemented by insurance-based corporate finance solutions and supplementary services for comprehensive risk management. (For more company information, go to www.swissre.com)
Every year, Swiss Re offers internships to a number of bright and highly motivated students, enabling them to benefit from the company's global perspective and to discover the world. A Swiss Re internship can be much more than a temporary job - it can be your first step to a rewarding career. The program is expected to last 10 - 12 weeks, offers competitive salaries, and is offered in various Swiss Re locations.
The Data Analytics Intern will have expertise in the following key areas:
Visual Analytics Responsibilities and opportunities include the following:
Participate in projects planning to leverage data science and cognitive technology
Support the process of identifying key problems
Research and identify ideas and data possibly used to solve such problems
Participate in the process to build prototypes
About the team
We are looking for data scientist students who have a passion for technology and desire to establish skills for realizing new analytical insights, to participate in an internship. You will work with colleagues from various countries who have studied at universities around the world and have world-class experience which you will be excited to learn from. You will be assigned to specific projects where you will understand new problems, research solutions and data sources and develop prototypes. The ideal candidate has an educational background in business analytics, computer science/engineering, computational linguistics or information science and has had exposure to at least one (and ideally a combination) of the following domains: data & text mining and information visualization.
Technical /Experience Requirements:
Pursuing a Master's Degree in data science/analytics, computer science, computational linguistics or related field.
Analytical & conceptual skills to understand key business needs and design tailored solutions to solve specific business problems.
Exposure to with relational databases and SQL.
Exposure to a statistical package such as R, MATLAB, SPSS, SAS and Stata etc.
Exposure to at least one scripting or programming language (PHP, Python, Perl, Java etc.).
Experience with large data sets and distributed computing (Hive/Hadoop) a plus.
Exposure to cognitive technology
Exposure or experience in areas such as information retrieval, natural language processing, data analytics and information visualization.
Basic understanding of statistical analysis. Ancillary Requirements
Interested candidates should apply through www.swissre.com/interns. Applications will only be accepted through our website. Duration of the internship: May 21 to August 10, 2018.
The Company is an equal opportunity employer. It is the practice of the Company to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.
During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.
Swiss Re is the world's leading and most diversified global reinsurer. The company operates through offices in over 25 countries. Founded in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1863, Swiss Re offers financial services products that enable risk-taking essential to enterprise and progress. The company's traditional reinsurance products and related services for property and casualty, as well as the life and heal...th business are complemented by insurance-based corporate finance solutions and supplementary services for comprehensive risk management.