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AI innovation expert (80-100%)


Our opportunity


AI innovation expert (80-100%)

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


This role is available full time.


Candidates from Ukraine are encouraged to apply.


Your role


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

As AI innovation expert, your main responsibilities will involve: 


  • 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 AI innovation expert, your skills and experience 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



We offer


Minimal monthly salary offer is 3000 EUR/ gross plus other pay elements based on your experience.


Working time benefits
Personal days off, Concentrated work week, Additional vacation, Home office, Extra days off at occasion of childbirth, Sabbatical leave


Monetary benefits
Life insurance from Zurich Austria, Compensation for salary loss during sick leave, 3rd pension pillar contribution, Risk Life Insurance, Meal contribution on top of the legally required minimum, Years of service bonus, Wedding bonus, Baby bonus

Other benefits
Edenred electronic cafeteria, Public Transport contribution, Maternity leave benefits, Company and team events

Professional Certifications, Online Education Portals, Extensive Onboarding program, Strengths based culture (GALLUP)

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