Risk Management Solutions (RMS) is the world's leading provider
of solutions for understanding the risks of natural catastrophes.
Our Model Development group builds the models and data at the heart
of these solutions, quantifying the potential impacts from
earthquakes, tropical cyclones, floods, and other natural and
man-made perils. Our clients include several hundred insurance and
reinsurance companies as well as brokers, banks, asset managers,
hedge funds, regional and local governments, and multilateral
agencies around the world.
We currently have a job opening for a Catastrophe Risk Modeler
to join our Earthquake team in the Model Development group of Risk
Management Solutions, Inc. (RMS) in our Newark, California, office.
The focus of this role is on the development of earthquake hazard
and risk models with emphasis on understanding, developing, and
implementing state of the art science and practices.
Responsibilities include keeping pace with and contributing to
research of the physical nature of earthquakes and reviewing and
interpreting various geological, geodetic, and/or seismological
ingredients of earthquake hazard models. Technical support both
internally within RMS as well as for our clients will be required.
You would join a highly skilled, motivated, and collaborative team
of earthquake scientists that is passionate about developing and
using science to build resilient societies around the world and
educating our clients (mostly from insurance and financial
industry) about earthquake science and risk.
- MSc Degree in Geophysics, Geology, Earth Sciences with a
research focus on one of the fields of fault physics, earthquake
geology, seismology (statistical, observational, or theoretical),
- Good programming skills in any high-level language (Python, C,
C++, MATLAB, R or other statistical packages) required.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment:
We are looking for a team player with a high degree of
- Good project management skills: the ability and willingness to
work on multiple projects at the same time.
- Detail oriented, ability to learn quickly, strong analytical
and organizational skills.
- Excellent written and verbal skills, as evidenced by technical
presentations at meetings and conferences and publications in
- PhD in Geophysics, Geology, Earth Sciences with a research
focus on one of the fields of fault physics, earthquake geology,
seismology (statistical, observational, or theoretical), and/or
- Knowledge of (observational) seismology and earthquake
- Working knowledge of QGIS or ARCGIS Software.
There is a 1% chance an earthquake will cause $50 billion of
insured loss within the next 12 months and a 5% chance that a
hurricane will cause $60 billion of insured losses next year. At
RMS, we turn risks into real numbers. How? By building simulation
models that allow insurers and investors to understand and manage
their global risks--from hurricanes, quakes, and wildfires, to
cyberattacks, terror attacks, and pandemics. Why? We want to build
a more resilient world, and we are on a mission to help make every
Insurers, reinsurers, investors, financial institutions,
governments, and NGOs trust RMS solutions to better understand and
manage catastrophe risks. RMS was founded in 1989 by Stanford
scientists who created our first model for California Earthquake.
Today, RMS has some 1,300 employees across 13 offices in the US,
London, Bermuda, Zurich, India, China, Japan, Singapore, and
Australia, and over 1,000 products and models now covering six
RMS helped pioneer the natural catastrophe model market we now
lead - and we continue to innovate. In May 2019, we announced RMS
Risk Intelligence (RI), an open-standard platform for strategic
risk management. Through this purpose-built platform, clients can
tap into RMS HD models, rich data layers, intuitive applications
and APIs that simply integrate into existing enterprise systems to
support business decisions across underwriting, risk selection,
mitigation, and portfolio management.
How we understand and manage risk affects everyone and our
passion is nothing less than creating a more resilient world
through a better understanding of catastrophic events. Join our
team of leading scientists, developers, industry experts, and
world-class professionals. Together, RMSers make a difference on a
truly global scale.
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committed to equal employment opportunity without regard to race,
color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic
partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or
mental disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or
any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or
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