Director, CAT Risk – Catastrophe Strategy/Analysis
Job ID: R-2532
Job Category: Actuarial
Location: Hartford, CT
Posted Date: August 11, 2020
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Job Description Summary
The Catastrophe Strategy & Analysis group is seeking an
experienced scientist to join our expanding CAT actuarial and
analytics unit. You will be joining a group of dedicated
professionals charged with leading Travelers to be able to endure
catastrophic loss from natural and man-made perils. This position
offers a unique opportunity to apply your scientific expertise to
perform peril research, to support business strategy as it relates
to climate change, and to provide technical and analytical support
to evaluate weather and climate trends and improve meteorological
best practices and standards. This role offers an excellent
opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of probabilistic
catastrophe models, how catastrophe loss estimates are developed
and used in planning, pricing, underwriting, and aggregation
management, and how climate is incorporated into business
Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Gather data and analyze trends relating to weather and
Stay abreast of latest scientific research and summarize
Perform catastrophe peril research, partnering with other
subject matter experts
Participate in coordinated, real-time, event response
Identify ways to improve event response tools and
Implement calibrations of latest science and Travelers view of
risk into models and business processes
Research identified emerging issues related to natural and
man-made catastrophe perils (e.g. hurricane, severe thunderstorm,
wildfire, and winter storm), which may include weather trends,
climate related risks, and new science
Provide support for climate risk surveys
Identifies, selects and extracts relevant data from various
internal and external sources. Completes analysis and presents
recommendations to team members and manager
Assist with business and market result interpretation
Create and maintain collaborative relationships with business
5-10 years relevant analytics experience required
Advanced degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering,
mathematics) or related discipline required, advanced degree in
atmospheric science preferred
Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft suite, SQL, geospatial,
statistical packages or other programs used to retrieve and analyze
Intermediate knowledge of insurance concepts, coverage, products
and operations preferred.
Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies
Strong experience with at least one programming language
Experience with FORTRAN, NCL, and shell scripting preferred
Experience with Linux/UNIX preferred
Intermediate knowledge of statistics
Intermediate knowledge of geospatial concepts and tools
Intermediate knowledge and understanding of catastrophe
Intermediate knowledge of catastrophe model output and
Experience with at least one of the leading vendor catastrophe
models (e.g. RMS, AIR) a plus
Analytical and critical thinking: Ability to find ways to use
available data sources to answer questions and solve problems.
Ability to synthesize complex multivariate problems.
Communication: Ability to communicate scientific, mathematical,
statistical, and financial concepts to non-technical audiences.
This position offers high visibility and opportunities for
interaction with senior management.
Accountability: Takes ownership and responsibility for actions
and outcomes, performance and results
Change Management/Resilience: Remains energized and focused in
the face of ambiguity, change or strenuous demands.
Communication: Demonstrates effective verbal, written and
listening communication skills.
Judgment/Decision Making: Exercises sound judgment, makes
decisions and commits to a position.
Leveraging Differences: Works with and includes people from
different backgrounds, experiences, cultures, races, etc. and views
those differences as assets to be leveraged to accomplish business
goals and objectives.
Relationship Management: Seeks out, builds, fosters and
maintains productive relationships, networks or alliances to meet
goals and achieve results.
Teamwork: Works together in situations when actions are
interdependent and a team is mutually responsible to produce a
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique
abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization
and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our
If you have questions regarding the physical requirements of
this role, please send us an email so we may assist you.
Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level
above or below the level included in this posting.
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