Assistant Actuary

Reinsurance Group of America Chesterfield, MO
RGA's culture stresses high performance and collaboration, and the company hires the smartest people in the industry. And, the smart people they hire are not just number crunchers. RGA values creativity and curiosity. RGA also values humility, and its employees work together without ego to bring value to RGA while revolutionizing the life and health insurance space.

The Assistant Actuary is someone with an innovative curiosity to work on a diverse portfolio of global research projects primarily to support exploration and commercialization of data-driven opportunities at RGA. This person will work with teams throughout RGA to better understand potential benefits of new data sources and solutions through exploratory analysis, creation of insights and communication of the research findings. The ideal candidate will have strong technical skills, a desire to improve our industry and be intrinsically motivated by the pursuit of new insights and knowledge.

Responsibilities

* Create sound and professional research and provide actuarial expertise to support the development and commercialization of new data-driven solutions at RGA.

* Evaluate new external data sources and explore new applications of non-traditional data sources for RGA and our clients.

* Conduct exploratory analyses, extract & communicate insights, and further develop use cases for the creation of new research studies, solutions, or data products

* Exploration and actuarial validation of new ideas through multi-team collaboration with RGA business units, actuaries, underwriters, data strategists, data scientists, behavioral scientists, medical doctors, business developers and more.

* Help build new and creative industry solutions.

* Present research findings to interested parties including internal stakeholders, vendors, clients and industry conferences.

* Conduct ad hoc research to support emerging topics of interest to RGA and our clients

Requirements

Education and Experience

Required:

* Bachelor\'s degree in Math, Finance, Statistics, Actuarial Science or related field

* ASA Certification

* 3+ years actuarial experience in Life Insurance/Reinsurance

Preferred:

* Statistical modeling experience

Skills and Abilities

Required:

* Advanced PC and technical skills with Excel (VBA), database applications (Access, Oracle, SQL or equivalent technology), statistical software, and PowerPoint.

* Strong knowledge of actuarial mathematics and experience analysis concepts and comfort with basic multivariate analysis

* Ability to compile, analyze, refine, model and interpret large amounts of data

* Advanced oral and written communication skills demonstrating ability to share and impart knowledge and explain technical topics in a clear and concise way.

* Advanced investigative, analytical and problem solving skills

* Ability to take ownership in projects and drive them to completion

* Strong interpersonal skills, with a clear ability to work effectively in a team environment with those from many different disciplines and departments to meet objectives

* Ability to set goals and handle multiple tasks, clients, and projects simultaneously; Ability to appropriately balance priorities, deadlines, and deliverables

* Ability to liaise with individuals across a wide variety of operational, functional, and technical disciplines

Preferred:

* Self-motivated, creative and collaborative individual

* Familiarity with statistical modeling techniques and/or software (R, SAS, Stata, etc.)

* Basic knowledge of life insurance, health insurance, longevity, and annuity products

* Ability to challenge and enhance our analytical capabilities

* Time management skills

* Ability to translate business needs and problems into viable/accepted solutions

* Ability to set appropriate goals, coordinate resources, resolve issues and communicate

Company Overview

Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE: RGA) is one of the largest global life and health reinsurance companies. With operations in 26 countries, we support our clients and partners around the world with innovative approaches and customized solutions. What do you think? Better yet, how do you think? Have we piqued your curiosity? Consider a career with RGA. It's the logical choice.

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