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Company: Verisk

Location: Boston, MA

Date Posted: August 21, 2013

Source: Verisk

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Job ID: 20130708-1944-TBS Company Name: AIR Worldwide
Description:

AIR Worldwide (AIR), a member of the Verisk Insurance Solutions group at Verisk Analytics, is the scientific leader and most respected provider of risk modeling software and consulting services. AIR founded the catastrophe modeling industry in 1987 and today models the risk from natural catastrophes and terrorism in 90 countries. AIR offers the opportunity to work with advanced technologies, global clients, and hundreds of the most innovative, talented minds in the industry.

The main responsibility of the position will be to build off the success of our recently released Great Britain Inland Flood Model as we expand into Europe and the U.S. You will work with meteorologists, climate scientists, engineers, software professionals, statisticians, and actuaries to incorporate the latest flood modeling technologies into cutting-edge flood risk assessment software tools. Your contributions will help provide our clients with tools and ...

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Job ID: 20130708-1944-TBS Company Name: AIR Worldwide
Description:

AIR Worldwide (AIR), a member of the Verisk Insurance Solutions group at Verisk Analytics, is the scientific leader and most respected provider of risk modeling software and consulting services. AIR founded the catastrophe modeling industry in 1987 and today models the risk from natural catastrophes and terrorism in 90 countries. AIR offers the opportunity to work with advanced technologies, global clients, and hundreds of the most innovative, talented minds in the industry.

The main responsibility of the position will be to build off the success of our recently released Great Britain Inland Flood Model as we expand into Europe and the U.S. You will work with meteorologists, climate scientists, engineers, software professionals, statisticians, and actuaries to incorporate the latest flood modeling technologies into cutting-edge flood risk assessment software tools. Your contributions will help provide our clients with tools and data upon which they make informed decisions about flood risk.

Main responsibilities, but not limited to:

* Developing and enhancing flood hazard models and the relevant source code
* Formulate and implement hydrologic modeling in a probabilistic framework (Monte-Carlo simulations)
* Implement hydrologic modeling over a wide range of spatial scales
* Manage the collection and analysis of data; integrate the highest quality data into the modeling process

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

* Expertise in stochastic and catchment hydrology. Experience in flood modeling for the specifics of insurance/reinsurance industry would be a significant advantage
* A good basic knowledge of probability theory and statistics
* Solid technical programming skills gained through practical experience (e.g. C/C++, FORTRAN,)
* Experience in GIS applications
* Communication and presentation skills
* Ability to achieve goals and meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks. Project management experience is a plus.
* Highly motivated and self-directed in advancing complex projects
* Ability to gather, understand, and critically analyze relevant hydrological and geophysical data from all available sources
* Proficiency with Windows operating systems, other standard Windows applications

Requirements:

* Degree in Hydrology or related field with associated professional experience

Requirements:

Expertise Research
Education Masters (or equivalent work experience)
Job Type Full Time
Location MA-Boston
Years of Experience 1-3 Years

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