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Moody's RMS Graduate Program 2024 - Climate Hazards

London, United Kingdom

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Join us in transforming the world's understanding and management of risk. As part of the Moody's RMS Graduate Program, you'll work with the people, teams, and companies leading the way in climate and catastrophe risk management. You are crucial to our future and we are committed to supporting yours as well.

About the Graduate Program:

As a graduate you'll build a diverse and relevant career platform - learning our business, identifying your career path, and continuing to develop your skills for years to come. Starting in September 2024, you'll join an international cohort of Moody's RMS graduates. You'll begin with a month-long training program, learning from our network of leading developers, scientists, product managers, and customer success practitioners. Following this, you'll participate in our company rotation program, gaining direct experience across various teams and disciplines. Through your rotations you will enhance your knowledge of our products, how they are built, the companies who use them, and the industries managing catastrophe risk. Your work will span our products and markets, developing technical skills and knowledge, problem-solving skills, and communication skills.

About the Team:

Our Model Development department has over fifty Ph.D. scientists and engineers based in London, building mathematical models that predict the distributions of possible damage due to the effects of tropical storms, extra-tropical storms, thunderstorms, storm-surges, and freshwater floods. We function as a multidisciplinary team of catastrophe modelers including statisticians, mathematicians, physical scientists and engineers, who build models critical to our Re/Insurance clients and essential to the other markets which Moody's RMS serve.

We use a combination of observations, reanalysis data, numerical, statistical and engineering models. We are the pioneers in the development and application of combined statistical and numerical modelling methods for the quantification of natural hazard risk, and our models are the most detailed and comprehensive models of natural catastrophes produced anywhere in the world.

As a Graduate in Models & Data - Climate Hazards Program:

Analysts in the team work closely with other hazard, vulnerability, exposure, and financial modelers to quantify the loss potential of extreme climate events and to ensure the accuracy, efficiency, and appropriateness of the final modelling product.

This role will perform research and development work in climate events and their extreme behavior, including tropical cyclones, inland and coastal floods, severe and winter weather, chronic and acute climate change, and so on. Our graduates build experience through rotations across other development teams including hazard, vulnerability, exposure, and financial modelers - all teams we collaborate with closely to ensure the accuracy, efficiency, and appropriateness of the final modelling product.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master's or PhD degree in a related subject (e.g., Climate Science, Meteorology, Hydrology, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, or similar).
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation ability.
  • Ability to communicate analysis results and insights effectively.
  • A working knowledge of computer programming languages used in model development (examples include R, Python, Julia, SQL, and Fortran). An adaptability and willingness to learn new languages as required.
  • Strong mathematical and statistical foundation.
  • Excellent time management and planning skills with a commitment to delivery.
  • Driven and committed, demonstrating self-motivation as well as strong team working skills.
  • Critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-graduate work experience.
  • Experience and interest in the re/insurance business domain.
  • Ability in modern systems of scientific repeatability and engineering scalability (e.g., GitHub).
  • Experience with high-performance clusters and strong user skill in a Linux/Unix environment.
  • Ability to work in dynamic environment with flexibility of tasks.

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

Client-provided location(s): London, UK
Job ID: moodys-3765
Employment Type: Other