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Data Scientist Specialist


Job Overview


At Zurich, we rely on insightful data to power our systems and solutions. We’re seeking an experienced data scientist to deliver insights on a daily basis. The ideal candidate will have mathematical and statistical expertise, along with natural curiosity and a creative mind. While mining, interpreting, and cleaning our data, this person will be relied on to ask questions, connect the dots, and uncover hidden opportunities for realizing the data’s full potential. As part of a team of specialists, the data scientist will “slice and dice” data using various methods and create new visions for the future.


Objectives of this role

  • Collaborate with product design and engineering teams to develop an understanding of needs
  • Research and devise innovative statistical models for data analysis
  • Communicate findings to all stakeholders
  • Enable smarter business processes by using analytics for meaningful insights
  • Keep current with technical and industry developments



  • Serve as data strategist to identify and integrate new datasets that can be leveraged through our product capabilities, and work closely with the engineering team in the development of data products.
  • Execute analytical experiments to help solve problems across various domains and industries.
  • Identify relevant data sources and sets to mine for client business needs, and collect large structured and unstructured datasets and variables.
  • Devise and utilize algorithms and models to mine big-data stores; perform data and error analysis to improve models; clean and validate data for uniformity and accuracy
  • Analyze data for trends and patterns, and interpret data with clear objectives in mind
  • Implement analytical models/machine learning, etc in production by collaborating with software developers and IT team.
  • Utilize Azure technologies like Azure Cognitive Technologies, Azure Machine Learning, and Azure Bot Services to design, create, and deploy AI-based applications.


Required skills and qualifications

  • Three or more years of experience in data science of proven experience
  • Advanced experience in pattern recognition and predictive modeling
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic, research-oriented group that has several concurrent projects.
  • Experience in data mining
  • Understanding of machine-learning and operations research
  • Knowledge of R, SQL and Python; familiarity with Scala, Java.
  • Experience using business intelligence tools (e.g., Power BI) and data frameworks (e.g. Azure, AWS, Hadoop, RDMS)
  • Analytical mind and business acumen
  • Strong math skills (e.g. statistics, algebra)
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field; graduate degree in Data Science or other quantitative field is preferred
  • Able to multitask and manage projects with min supervision
  • Professional certification


You are the heart & soul of 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 highly value the experience and know-how of our employees and offer a wide range of opportunities across business areas to encourage you to apply for new opportunities within Zurich when you are ready for your next career step. 

Let’s continue to grow together!


  • Location(s):  MY - Kuala Lumpur 
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: Eilma Fatehah Sabri
  • Closing date: 29th February 2024


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