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AI Expert


Our opportunity


Data is at the core of our Group’s digital transformation. Our data strategy specifies the steps towards our goal of taking a leadership position in building trust in how global companies use data and technology for good. We are looking for an innovative, visionary, hands-on AI expert who possesses the passion and experience to take a leading role within Zurich’s Data & Business Intelligence (hereafter referred as DBI) department. Using deep learning, natural language processing (NLP), computer vision, next generation chatbots (e.g. recognition of emotions, understanding and offering help), and robotics, you will help improve various business outcomes and drive innovation. You will join our multidisciplinary ‘DBI Lighthouse team’ helping to shape our AI strategy and showcasing the potential for AI through early-stage solutions. This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of emerging AI trends to a real-world difference.


To do this we are looking for an individual with a passion for innovative AI technology and who wants to work with a team of talented data strategists, data scientists and architects to design and develop the next generation of our data solutions.


Your role


As an AI Innovation expert your main responsibilities will involve:


You will take a key role in our digital transformation redefining they we work, our solutions and enterprise platforms.

  • Drive Zurich DBI’s impact on innovation as a game changer via AI
  • Stay on top of current developments in the AI domain and assess their relevance for Zurich.
  • Independently manage and lead research and development (R&D) and processes to meet the needs of our AI strategy
  • Understand company challenges and how integrating AI capabilities can help create solutions
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and prioritize key areas of our business where AI solutions can drive significant business benefit
  • Analyze and explain AI and machine learning (ML) solutions while setting and maintaining high ethical standards. Keep abreast on technical advancements to ensure ethical standards by design and minimize the use of personal data (e.g. federated machine learning)
  • Provide technical guidance and inject advanced AI capabilities into PoCs, MVPs etc. in close collaboration with DBI Studio, our dedicated team that designs, builds and operates our Zurich Data and Analytics solutions
  • Support business engagement managers and product owners in explaining to business stakeholders the art of the possible in order to advance the profile of Zurich DBI products and projects towards more sophistication and differentiation
  • Translate technology to business users, to motivate and excite them to use and apply AI technology.


Your Skills and Experience


As an AI Innovation expert your skills and qualifications will ideally include:


  • Master’s degree or PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Data Science or Computer Science or related equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience in applying leading AI methods to practical and comprehensive technology solutions
  • Proven expert and thought leader in the area of ML/DL, and/or NLP, preferably in Python-based applications
  • Experience with program leadership, governance, and change enablement
  • International track record with local work experience in Europe and growth markets (e.g., Asia)
  • Knowledge of object-oriented and functional design principles, and best practice patterns
  • Fluent in English and strong people & communication and storytelling skills
  • Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to articulate complex data issues and to gain the support from internal and external and executive stakeholders
  • Strong analytical, structured and interdisciplinary way of thinking and working
  • Strategic thinking with equally effective execution planning, judgement, and an agile iterative mindset


Nice to have:

  • First leadership experience as functional team lead is a plus
  • Experience with REST API development, NoSQL design, RDBMS design and optimizations
  • Experience with innovation accelerators is preferred
  • Experience with Cloud environments is preferred


Additional Information


As well as a competitive salary and a yearly bonus we offer benefits package which includes:

  • Option to work remotely within Spain even up to 100% - you choose
  • Flexible working hours
  • Wide range of internal and external trainings
  • Free English, German and Spanish classes depending on the needs
  • Ticket restaurant
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan - after 1 year in the company
  • Referral bonus if you bring other talented people like you
  • Special banking and insurance conditions
  • Exclusive Employees discounts


Primary work location is Barcelona. Please apply with your CV in English.


Who we are


Looking for a challenging and inspiring work environment where you can make a difference? At Zurich millions of individuals and businesses place their trust in our products and services every day. Our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, enabling, businesses and communities to face a world of risk with confidence. Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world. You’d give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most. It’s a big challenge, but you will be supported by a world-class team who believe in helping you to reach your full potential and deliver on our promises.


Diversity & Inclusion


At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer.  We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.


So be challenged. Be inspired. Help us make a difference.

Why Zurich


At Zurich, we like to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. We take an optimistic approach by focusing on the positives and constantly asking What can go right? 

We are an equal opportunity employer who knows that each employee is unique - that’s what makes our team so great! 
Join us as we constantly explore new ways to protect our customers and the planet.

  • Location(s):  ES - Barcelona 
  • Remote working: Yes
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: Valladares Espinoza Alejandra Maria

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