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Machine Learning Engineer


This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted July 30, 2022.

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient.

We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients.

This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking.

We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics.

In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.

About the role We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced Machine Learning Engineer / Applied Data Scientist to join a global team of advanced analytics professionals who support the digital transformation of Swiss Re and the insurance industry.

You will be primarily based in Toronto, collaborate closely with teams based in New York, and stakeholders around the globe.

Your main responsibilities are: Collaborate with a cross-functional team of data scientists, software engineers, product owners and stakeholders to deliver ML/AI products.

Build prototypes, run experiments, train new models, and productionize data science products that solve real-world business problems.

Support full deployment of machine learning models through all phases of development, from design, build, automate, test, deploy, and maintain machine learning products in production.

Write, edit, review, and maintain production quality machine learning code in git environments.

Leverage cloud-based architectures and technologies to deliver optimized ML models at scale.

Model monitoring to ensure stable performance and adherence to standards.

About the Team The Advanced Analytics Center of Expertise (AA CoE) team supports Swiss Re’s business functions and clients in developing state of the art technology solutions leveraging our advanced analytics and data engineering capabilities.

AA CoE works with all business units to implement Swiss Re’s tech strategy by generating unique insights, improving operational efficiency, and developing innovative technology driven value propositions.

Our integrated global team of analytics consultants, analytics specialists and data engineers enables us to facilitate end-to-end solutions delivery from ideation and prototyping to deployment and run.

As Swiss Re’s center of expertise for advanced analytics, the team further enables the proliferation of advanced data handling capabilities throughout the company.

About You Technical Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with quantitative background (computer science, data science, statistics, engineering, econometrics, or another related field) or relevant professional experience.

Master’s degree or PhD preferred.

2-6 years of experience building advanced analytics solutions in areas such as Machine learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, or Information Retrieval .

Fluent in Python , proficiency in additional languages such as R, Julia, SQL, Java, etc.

is a plus.

Experience in various aspects of data preparation, feature engineering, model training, deploying, monitoring end-to-end machine learning products using MLOps best practices and knowledge of evaluation metrics.

Knowledge and experience developing and deploying ML solutions in a public cloud such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.

Experience with one or more applied ML technologies such Azure ML/ Amazon Sagemaker, Databricks, MLFlow, or Kubeflow.

Knowledge of other programming languages like PySpark, experience with large data sets and distributed computing is desirable.

Understanding of data structures, data modeling, DevOps and software architecture is a plus.

Excellent English language skill is required.

Flexibility to travel Soft Skills: Team player with strong interpersonal skills and experience of working in cross-functional teams Ability to communicate complex problems with clarity and effectiveness to expert and non-expert audience Ability to initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance Track-record of creative problem solving as well as openness and curiosity to learn Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer.

It is our practice 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.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, it is our responsibility to help keep our employees, customers, partners and communities healthy and safe.

SwissRe will require all candidates interviewing in person in the United States and Canada to provide evidence of vaccination when arriving at our offices.

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