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Manager, Modeling Platform- IT

Date: May 2, 2021

Location: Charlotte, US

Company: SCOR

     Americas     

Charlotte United States (US) 

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Manager, Modeling Platform- IT 

Permanent 

Information Technology 

 

 

          About SCOR         

SCOR, the 4th largest reinsurer in the world, provides insurance companies with a diversified and innovative range of solutions and services to control and manage risk. Using its experience and expertise, “The Art & Science of Risk”, SCOR provides cutting-edge financial solutions, analytics tools and services in all areas related to risk – in Life & Health insurance as well as in P&C insurance. Our specialist teams operate in over 120 countries, developing value added and innovative products and services and making long-term commitments to their clients, namely insurers and large corporations.
SCOR's aim, as an independent global reinsurance company, is to develop its Life and P&C business lines, to provide its clients with a broad range of innovative reinsurance solutions and to pursue an underwriting policy founded on profitability, supported by effective risk management and a prudent investment policy, in order to offer its clients an optimum level of security, to create value for its shareholders, and to contribute to the welfare and resilience of Society by helping to protect insureds against the risks they face.

 

Job Summary

This position oversees all applications related to Actuarial Modelling in SGL landscape, including but not limited to global platforms implemented for pricing and reserving departments (SCOPE/HYPERION) based on Prophet Enterprise for the actuarial cash flows production and integrated with user interfaces and input / output data warehouses. SGL landscape also includes actuarial applications such Moses, Axis and Milliman Mind.

This role will be in charge of all operational activities ensuring availability, provisioning, performance and sustainability of the application (day to day run operations, corrective maintenance, enhancements, security, compliance, budget, roadmap…).

The incumbent is expected to work closely with the  business users in charge of  the maintenance of the applications {including the Modeling Center of Excellence (MCoE) under jointly the SGL Chief Reserving Actuary & SGL Chief Pricing Actuary} to be able to deliver software solutions and ensure quality of service and SLAs.

They will contribute to the SGL IT transformation and IFRS17 program. Work on architecture and integration of the modeling solutions in the global SGL application landscape to fulfill business objectives. They will be acting as IT business partner for the regulated entities based in US.

 

The Information Systems Department (ISD) is composed of 146 individuals, organized into 3 entities:  Management & Control, Functional and Technical.  This ensures the smooth operation, security and evolution of the Group's information system.  In regard to its internal customers, it plays a role of service provider, project partner and innovation leader.  

Within the ISD, the functional pillar designs and develops new applications and maintains existing applications. It conducts the preliminary studies, establishes the functional and technical specifications and carries out the developments with its own resources or in collaboration with external partners.
 

-Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understand and anticipate the business objectives of the supported team, how the software platforms contribute to those objectives, how that contribution is measured.
  • Coordinate and work closely with business teams (either projects or maintenance teams) to collect the business requirements, define the solution, define and perform a testing strategy
  • Ensure systems availability and quality of service for end-users, manage incident process, provide IT assistance when needed
  • Contribute to global architecture definition and proper integration of modelling solutions in SGL IT landscape
  • Manage software development projects to ensure fulfillment of business requirements, quality, on-time delivery, adherence to best practices for design, development and testing, and compliance with SDLC lifecycles and SOX controls
  • Proactively suggest improvements in the platform, both from a technical and business perspective. Active participation in design meetings to gather/document software testing requirements from  business units
  • Proactively provide advice and guidance and report to respective CEOs of SGLRI and SLI on matters relating to IT security, performance and optimization.  Provide IT expertise in relation to preparation of related materials for Boards, Committees and CBI.
  • Self-management and accountability for completing project deliverables upon project timelines.
  • Proactively and periodically reports to the management line proper visibility on the application (dashboard, achievements, issues and risks, planning, budget …)
  • Provide high level scope estimation and sizing estimates for business planning purposes.
  • Develop the quality assurance requirements and strategies that span the product development life cycle. Prepare and implement QA plans that include project documentation reviews, functional and systems testing
  • Develop career paths, skills, and conduct performance reviews
  • Travel, predominantly within Europe, will be a routine part of the role.

 

-Required experience & Education

  •  8+ years of experience participating in the software development lifecycle on systems which directly support business initiatives, with architecture and integration components
  • 5+ years of experience with PROPHET (more specifically Prophet Enterprise, ideally in Cloud environment)
  • Experience with Moses and AXIS, whilst not essential, would be an advantage
  • Be client-oriented and engaged to meet deadlines
  • Proven experience working with actuaries
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and strong analytical skills
  • Multinational experience with Agile Methodologies such as Scrum
  • A bachelor’s degree in information services management, computer science, applied mathematics or related fields, or equivalent work experience


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