Senior Data Engineer, Commercial Insurance Underwriting Team (possibility of remote work)

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Last update: 12. 2. 2024

Job description

Senior Data Engineer, Commercial Insurance Underwriting Team 
Are you a motivated, hands-on, and innovative person, interested in working for one of the largest global insurers? Are you interested in solving complex business challenges? Then this job is definitely something for you.

We are looking for a a Senior Data Engineer to join the global Commercial Insurance Underwriting team. 

As a Senior Data Engineer, your main responsibilities will involve:  

  • Working on high impact projects with end-to-end responsibility for their success

  • Experimenting with the right cloud-based technology to solve specific business problems

  • Generating insights from internal and external data sources, using a wide range of tools and methodologies, e.g., from building complex big data pipelines in Spark and Scala to applying Semantics and/or Machine Learning and extending our front-end applications

  • Building applications loved by internal and external users: from implementing proof of concepts to full-scale solutions; from portfolio management applications used by senior Zurich executives to Applications Programming Interfaces embedded into the core Underwriting processes

  • Making sure our platform expands and runs reliably in Production: build or help build AI models, add new and further optimize existing data pipelines, expand our automation architecture (e.g., web scrapers, automated user alerts)

  • Coordinating directly with product managers and application users globally (with particular focus on adoption)

  • Mentoring and developing more junior team members on all matters above     

Who are we looking for

As a Senior Data Engineer, your skills and experience will ideally include:   

  • Technically strong: 

    • Has professional experience with data engineering 

    • Any Dataframe API (like Spark or Pandas) and SQL

    • Query optimizations (RDBMS or Spark) and indexing

    • Knows Java and/or Scala well, functional programming experience is a plus

    • Knowledge of scripting languages, such as Python, R, bash

    • Experience working on all stages of the software development lifecycle

  • Can-do attitude, with a clear focus on the end-product and user experience and the specific business use case

  • Passion to tackle real business problems and persistence to follow through with your recommendations

  • Good team player and communicator

  • Excellent written and spoken English, other European languages are a plus 

  • Preferred skills/experience:

    • Experience with cloud-based technology and solution design: e.g., experience with Microsoft Azure Products, Databricks, Kubernetes, Docker

    • Front-end development experience is a strong plus

    • Experience in geospatial data modelling and data manipulation at large scale

    • Good working knowledge of Redis, Elastic suite product, and NoSQL

    • Experience in designing, running, and expanding AI models (in particular, text classification, entity extraction, clustering & topic modeling) in production; with a main focus on Natural Language processing

    • Experience with web scraping, e.g., Selenium

    • Prior work experience in (re)-insurance 

Why should you choose us

Apart from monthly salary offer and a yearly bonus we offer benefits package which includes: 

Working time benefits
Personal days off, Concentrated work week, Additional vacation, Home office, Extra days off at occasion of childbirth, Sabbatical leave
Monetary benefits
Life insurance from Zurich Austria, Compensation for salary loss during sick leave, 3rd pension pillar contribution, Risk Life Insurance, Meal contribution on top of the legally required minimum, Years of service bonus, Wedding bonus, Baby bonus
Other benefits
Edenred electronic cafeteria, Public Transport contribution, Maternity leave benefits, Company and team events, Free parking at the office building, Massages in the office
Professional Certifications, Online Education Portals, Extensive Onboarding program, Strengths based culture (GALLUP)


  • Location(s):  Bratislava or Kosice co-working space

  • Remote working: Yes (Slovakia based), if possible we would like to meet with you more often in the few first weeks

  • Schedule: Full-time

About us

At our company, we recognize the importance of fostering an open-minded, safe and inclusive environment for everyone. We stand with diversity and respect different backgrounds and lifestyles. That's why we've implemented numerous initiatives to ensure our employees feel comfortable, accepted and respected at all times.

Language proficiency

  • English - B2 - upper intermediate


Start date

ASAP (by agreement)

For whom

  • Professional

About organization

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd, organizačná zložka

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 53,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, and ..

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