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Senior Data Scientist (m/f/d) based in Munich

Job Level:  Professional

Unterföhring, DE, 85774

Due Date:  As soon as possible
Area of Expertise:  Operations
Unit:  Allianz Global Corporate Specialty
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  651

Job Purpose/Role


Data is considered one of our major assets and the fuel behind our future success in being the benchmark in the market, enhancing customer relationships, the driver of our competitive advantage and ensuring the company’s profitability.

As a Senior Data Scientist, you will be part of a team of data science and engineering experts, driving the transformation programs across the global organization, with a particular focus on advanced analytics. Our goal is to build and enhance the capabilities required to be the insurer of choice for our target segments. In this role you will be responsible for interacting with business functions in identifying opportunities for advanced analytics solutions with business impact and leading the development and deployment of models into production. You will collaborate across all functions with respect to data and technology to ensure a standard delivery of services, products and capabilities that foster profitable growth for Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS).


At AGCS, we have a hybrid working model, which recognizes the value in a balance between remote and office based working, giving you the flexibility to organize the way you work.


Key Responsibilities


What You’ll Do: 
• Independently drive and lead data science projects with our business functions along the entire project lifecycle, from ideation and data analysis, proof-of-concept, implementation, validation, and integration to hand-over to the respective functions.
• Shape the future of data science at AGCS by developing and promoting best practices and by mentoring and advising local teams on how to solve data and technical challenges.
• Work together with other data scientists to increase the data literacy across AGCS by demonstrating hands-on the measurable effect of advanced analytics.
• Establish relationships with business functions to help building up a data science project pipeline contributing to a comprehensive landscape of analytical solutions for AGCS.
• Investigate new data sources and technologies and collaborate with other Allianz Group functions and Operating Entities to adopt state-of-the-art technology.

Key Requirements/Skills/Experience


• M.Sc. or Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science or similar professional experience with focus on data science or applied statistical methods.
• At least 3 years of professional experience in developing advanced analytics solutions in a business context, from requirements engineering to production deployment.
• Extensive programming experience in Python is required.
• Work experience with agile frameworks is a plus.
• Experience with distributed computing (e.g., Spark, Hadoop) or software development practices (e.g., CI/CD) is a plus.
• Actuarial science or insurance background is a plus.
• Willingness to think out-of-the box, apply creative thinking and strong analytical and problem-solving skills to transform business problems in quantitative questions to be answered with data and advanced analytics.
• Intercultural sensitivity and experience in working in a fast-paced, dynamical, and international environment. 
• Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear and precise manner to audiences from different departments and at different levels.
• Fluency in English is required, additional languages are a plus.

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. Join us. Let’s care for tomorrow.

We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business.
Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses, and private individuals. Among them are not only the world’s largest consumer brands, tech companies and the global aviation and shipping industry, but also wineries, satellite operators or Hollywood film productions. They all look to AGCS for smart answers to their largest and most complex risks in a dynamic, multinational business environment and trust us to deliver an outstanding claims experience.

Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 32 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 200 countries and territories, employing over 4,300 people. As one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial ratings. In 2019, AGCS generated a total of €9.1 billion gross premium globally.

For more information, visit www.agcs.allianz.com or follow us on Twitter @AGCS_Insurance and LinkedIn.