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Willis Towers Watson

Senior Catastrophe Model Developer

Summary of Role

Our Model Development and Platforms (MDP) specialists focus on Willis Reinsurance’s catastrophe model building and the deployment of these models on internal and external catastrophe modelling platforms. We are a growing, multi-national team in Willis Re, comprised of enthusiastic, dynamic and team-oriented individuals who work closely with our Willis Research Network fellows to translate the latest science and technology into client solutions. The team constantly advances in-house modelling solutions, combining insurance industry experience with expert knowledge, to quantify the financial impact of natural and man-made catastrophes on our clients’ portfolios across the world. Our key focus is on building models where no reliable risk quantification tools exist, and deploying those models on platforms to serve our clients in the best possible way.

The Senior Catastrophe Model Developer will work within the Model Development and Platforms team in Willis Re International to support clients and brokers across our international business in order to identify and quantify catastrophe risk.

The Role
  • Catastrophe model development for peril risk quantification
  • Working with account teams to deliver bespoke risk solutions to clients
  • Presenting technical solutions to internal and external clients in a digestible manner
  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of our proprietary modelling platform
  • Migrating our proprietary models to external platforms
  • Project management of development work
  • Undertaking management tasks with a view to building further management responsibility
  • Building capability by sharing knowledge and experience with more junior team members
  • Collaborating with academic and industry partners
  • Liaising with offices and teams world-wide, which could involve local and overseas travel
The Requirements
  • Significant experience within an analytical environment in a commercial role with a focus on catastrophe model development
  • Ability to balance technical model development with fit-for-purpose rationale to suit business requirements
  • Proven track record of catastrophe model calibration and validation as well as interpretation of loss estimates
  • Strong project management, delivery and execution skills
  • Effective communication techniques applied in internal and external stakeholder meetings
  • Knowledge of insurance and reinsurance terms and business
  • Experience in working with programming languages
  • Experience in working across different time zones and with teams in overseas locations
  • The ability to work in a team and autonomously, and general willingness to learn and grow within a global market leader
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