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 Hazards 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 on the ground motion and site response modeling as part 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.
- Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical or Structural) with a
research focus on at least two of the fields of engineering
seismology, geotechnical earthquake engineering, and/or numerical
- Experience and deep theoretical/practical knowledge in at least
three of listed topics: ergodic or non-ergodic earthquake ground
motion predictions, GMPE selection, ranking and logic tree
construction, probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA),
near-fault effects, building and site response due to earthquake
ground motions including geologic structures, site
characterization, dynamic response of soil, site amplification
models and sedimentary basin models. It is expected that the
applicant is eager to learn new methodologies in these fields.
- Experience and/or working knowledge of at least one of the
following: 1D or 2D/3D site response simulations, and ground motion
- Strong statistical and informatics knowledge, preferably in
probabilistic and geospatial statistics, nonlinear regressions, or
- Strong background in data science methods, data mining, data
- Excellent programming skills in any high-level language
(MATLAB, R, Python, Java, C++, C#, or similar) required.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment:
We are looking for a team player with a high degree of
- Strong project and time 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
- Up to two years of post-doctoral experience in the relevant
- Prior experience in academia or industry in the aforementioned
- Experience in CAT modeling, seismic risk and loss assessment,
or portfolio management.
- Geologic mapping/geospatial skills/experience, e.g., ArcGIS,
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
cyber attacks, 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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RMS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are
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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agency resumes and will not be responsible for the payment of
placement fees related to unsolicited resumes submitted to open
positions, job aliases, or to our employees.
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