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Senior Catastrophe Risk Analyst



Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024


If you are looking for the stability of a profitable, growing company with the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup, we are hiring. SageSure, a leader in catastrophe-exposed property insurance, is seeking a Senior Analyst to join the Catastrophe Risk Research & Development (Cat Risk R&D) Team. In this role, you will be crucial in building an advanced understanding of natural catastrophe risk. You will support catastrophe analytics and research to help build a state-of-the-art view of natural catastrophe risk that enhances our underwriting risk segmentation advantage, improves our portfolio decision-making, and informs the direction of our weather data and analytics.

What you would be doing:

  • Handle both ad hoc and routine catastrophe risk analytics requests, analyzing and reporting results for internal stakeholders and external partners.
  • Contribute to maintaining a comprehensive knowledge base of catastrophe vendor model differences, core capabilities, and potential future changes affecting SageSure’s view of natural catastrophe risk.
  • Engage in forensic analyses of claims to uncover insights and patterns, further improving risk segmentation and predictive modeling capabilities.
  • Conduct third-party vendor evaluation studies to enhance our handling of catastrophe claims and portfolio risk management.
  • Support real-time and post-event catastrophe response activities, providing impact insights that influence decision-making across various business units, such as actuarial, claims, innovation, and underwriting.
  • Coordinate and conduct in-depth catastrophe model evaluations, including sensitivity analyses and model change management exercises.
  • Collaborate with the Cat Risk R&D Team to implement customizations in RMS and Verisk catastrophe models.
  • Develop efficient processes to incorporate lessons learned from the Cat Risk R&D Team into portfolio modeling.
  • Developing strong subject matter expertise and quantitative skills relating to catastrophe risk.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in atmospheric science/meteorology, engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Ability to program in Python or R, and SQL, with proficiency in analyzing and visualizing geospatial data in ArcGIS and/or QGIS.
  • Effective communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Critical thinking ability across multiple disciplines.
  • Demonstrated analytical, communication, problem-solving, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Thorough understanding of Verisk and RMS catastrophe models, with the ability to critically evaluate and provide feedback in a fast-paced environment.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office and overall database-related skills.
  • Advanced SQL knowledge, working knowledge of HTTP and API methods (GET, POST, PUT), and proficiency in advanced programming languages (Python or R).

Highly preferred candidates also have:

  • Prior experience in a P&C insurance company or industry-serving entity.
  • Prior experience running RiskLink and/or Touchstone catastrophe model platforms.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in atmospheric science/meteorology, engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Relevant certification for Catastrophe Risk Modeling.

About SageSure:

As a Best Places to Work in Insurance Recipient for four years in a row (2020-2023), SageSure, one of the largest residential property insurance managing general underwriter (MGU) in the United States, is pioneering ways people protect their American Dream.

A leader in catastrophe-exposed property insurance, SageSure was founded in 2009 to deliver reliable products, exceptional customer experiences, and strong underwriting results in challenging insurance markets. SageSure currently operates in 14 states and provides home, flood, and commercial coverage on behalf of its highly rated carrier partners.

We have more than 600 employees working remotely or hybrid in one of our eight offices—Jersey City, NJ; Mountain View, CA; Chicago, IL; Tallahassee, FL; Cincinnati, OH; Houston, TX; Mt. Laurel, NJ; and Cheshire, CT—who are tackling the industry’s toughest challenges.

We provide generous health benefits and perks, including tuition reimbursement, wellness allowance, paid volunteer time off, a matching 401K plan, and more.

SageSure is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a workforce that reflects the spectrum of perspectives, experiences, and abilities of the world we live in. We recognize that our differences make us strong, and we actively seek out diverse candidates through partnerships with organizations, institutions and communities that represent various backgrounds. We champion belonging and inclusion for all identities, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, ability status, gender, and country of origin, striving to create a culture where all individuals feel valued, respected, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work.

Our nimble, highly responsive culture nurtures critical thinkers who run toward problems and engineer solutions. We relentlessly pursue better outcomes by investing in the technology, talent, and tools that position us to succeed in demanding markets. Come join our team! Visit to find a position for you.