• GIS Developer- AXA DCP Milan
  • AXA Group in Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
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  • 1 month ago

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GIS Developer, AXA DCP

Location: Milan/ Naples – Italy

AXA’s Management Committee is driving a unique strategic initiative - Digital Commercial Platform (DCP) – designed to transform AXA’s value proposition. Through DCP, AXA will serve existing and new clients and partners through an evolving business model, where the focus is on risk prediction, prevention and management.

AXA DCP relies on creating a platform of AXA’s risk insights, risk management, and risk prevention capabilities to enhance and support our service offering to commercial clients and third parties. End users will be able to access a broad selection of data built on existing or developing AXA assets. The platform will also create value by monetizing unique capabilities and services for our customers, aggregating, and delivering insights from unique data sets with external partners, and fostering end-customer relationships in alignment with brokers.

AXA DCP aims to:
• Improve our underwriting pricing and claims... capabilities across the commercial lines book of business of AXA Group
• Create a platform for risk management and prevention services
• Build an ecosystem of business partners

The GIS Developer role is embedded in the global Risk Consulting team working directly for AXA Digital Commercial Platform. In this role, you will be reporting to the Head of GIS, within the global Natural Hazards and Climate Change team. Your in-depth knowledge of GIS, geospatial data and map services will be key to feed and constantly innovate our geospatial and natural catastrophe tools, enabling AXA DCP to provide reliable risk analysis and data to their clients through the platform.

Furthermore, you will be working with client and brokers to provide geospatial analyses across the globe and to develop bespoke geospatial solutions, in collaboration with several AXA Innovation teams.

DISCOVER your opportunity

What will your essential responsibilities include?
• Work closely with the AXA XL and DCP Risk Consulting team to bolster the development of geospatial, natural catastrophes, and climate change solutions for DCP and AXA XL
• Develop geospatial data products and analytics from core datasets available in DCP, to be implemented. The core datasets will include, location data, climate data, satellite data, hazard maps and similar geospatial datasets
• Create, publish, and manage Map services, Image services and Geoprocessing services, using the ESRI model builder and/or bespoke coding (e.g. Python)
• Develop prototypal GIS applications, useful as proofs of concept for DCP industrialization and scaling.
• Your key mission will be to maintain, improve and expand the AXA XL GIS infrastructure and the related applications, used by Risk Consultants, Underwriters and Claims Managers across the globe.
• You will work closely with the Head of GIS and the Natural Hazards & Climate Change Risk Consulting Manager to develop executable plans for the development, maintenance and improvement of current and future web services, applications, and tools within defined timelines.
• You will be the go-to person for all geospatial related queries from internal teams or external clients. You will be working very closely with Risk Consultants, Underwriters and Claims Managers where your specific knowledge on geospatial data and bespoke analyses will provide the key input information to improve risks and reduce loss activities.
• You will work closely with the internal and external infrastructure teams to evolve the current cloud-based infrastructure and help the IT support team, when needed.
• You will liaise and work closely with our software providers and third-party data vendors in order to keep atop of infrastructure upgrades and data updates.
• You will be the forefront of proactive change and progress in the adoption and development of innovative geospatial solutions and GIS technologies, in order to support established and new business needs
• As a key member of the Natural Catastrophes and Climate Change team and of AXA DCP, you will jointly meet with clients and brokers to collect needs, develop and deliver risk consulting services.
• Your work will mostly be desk-based. Occasionally, Risk Consulting services will need to be verified through on-site visits, or physical meetings with international teams will be required. Thus, you will need to be prepared to spend some time away from your desk.
• You will be working in compliance with our technical rules and guidelines. For this you will be working closely with our regional and country managers.
• You will be sharing your knowledge and expertise with colleagues who are interested in learning about GIS and geospatial analyses.

SHARE your talent

We’re looking for someone who has these abilities and skills:
• You have an MSc. in Geography, Geospatial Analysis, Data Science, Math, Information Technology Engineering, Architecture/Urban Planning, or any other academic curriculum in which geospatial analysis are relevant.
• You have full proficiency in English - other languages are a plus.
• You have experience as a GIS analyst, with proven track record of having developed GIS applications and bespoke map services and APIs.
• You have proven working knowledge of ESRI products, such as ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise (ArcGIS Server, Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Web Adaptors and ArcGIS Data Store, ArcGIS Image Server), ArcGIS Online, WebAppBuilder.
• You have a hands-on experience in creating, publishing, and managing Map services, Image services and Geoprocessing services, both using the ArcGIS model builder and Python. The knowledge of ArcGIS python API (ArcPy), and other geospatial Python libraries (e.g. geopandas, gdal, sf, numpy, rasterio, netcdf4, etc) is considered a plus.
• You have experience of building new web-based applications, following Customer requirements, in ESRI ArcGIS environment. A working knowledge of Javascript and any other GIS environment (e.g. Qgis, Mapbox) is considered a plus.
• You have excellent coding skills: Python coding is a required skill, while C#.Net, Javascript, R, or other coding languages, will be considered a plus.
• You have good knowledge of IT infrastructures and databases. Experience in MS SQL and/or PostgreSQL is preferred.
• You have a proven scientific, data-oriented, mindset and strong data processing skills, being able to understand and process data quickly and creatively.
• You are used to working autonomously, you are curious and a highly motivated self-starter, you have good relationship skills and are a great team player.
• Ability to work with cross-functional teams to deliver on a common goal

FIND your future

AXA XL, the P&C and specialty risk division of AXA, is known for solving complex risks. For mid-sized companies, multinationals and even some inspirational individuals we don’t just provide re/insurance, we reinvent it.

How? By combining a comprehensive and efficient capital platform, data-driven insights, leading technology, and the best talent in an agile and inclusive workspace, empowered to deliver top client service across all our lines of business − property, casualty, professional, financial lines and specialty.

With an innovative and flexible approach to risk solutions, we partner with those who move the world forward.

Learn more at axaxl.com

Inclusion & Diversity

AXA XL is committed to equal employment opportunity and will consider applicants regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity and origins, marital status, religion, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

At AXA XL, we know that an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce enable business growth and are critical to our success. That’s why we have made a strategic commitment to attract, develop, advance and retain the most diverse workforce possible, and create an inclusive culture where everyone can bring their full selves to work and can reach their highest potential. It’s about helping one another — and our business — to move forward and succeed.
• Five Business Resource Groups focused on gender, LGBTQ+, ethnicity and origins, disability and inclusion with 20 Chapters around the globe
• Robust support for Flexible Working Arrangements
• Enhanced family friendly leave benefits
• Named to the Diversity Best Practices Index
• Signatory to the UK Women in Finance Charter

Learn more at axaxl.com/about-us/inclusion-and-diversity. AXA XL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


At AXA XL, Sustainability is integral to our business strategy. In an ever-changing world, AXA XL protects what matters most for our clients and communities. We know that sustainability is at the root of a more resilient future. Our 2023-26 Sustainability strategy, called “Roots of resilience”, focuses on protecting natural ecosystems, addressing climate change, and embedding sustainable practices across our operations.

Our Pillars:
• Valuing nature: How we impact nature affects how nature impacts us. Resilient ecosystems - the foundation of a sustainable planet and society – are essential to our future. We’re committed to protecting and restoring nature – from mangrove forests to the bees in our backyard – by increasing biodiversity awareness and inspiring clients and colleagues to put nature at the heart of their plans.
• Addressing climate change: The effects of a changing climate are far reaching and significant. Unpredictable weather, increasing temperatures, and rising sea levels cause both social inequalities and environmental disruption. We're building a net zero strategy, developing insurance products and services, and mobilizing to advance thought leadership and investment in societal-led solutions.
• Integrating ESG: All companies have a role to play in building a more resilient future. Incorporating ESG considerations into our internal processes and practices builds resilience from the roots of our business. We’re training our colleagues, engaging our external partners, and evolving our sustainability governance and reporting.
• AXA Hearts in Action: We have established volunteering and charitable giving programs to help colleagues support causes that matter most to them, known as AXA XL’s “Hearts in Action” programs. These include our Matching Gifts program, Volunteering Leave, and our annual volunteering day – the Global Day of Giving.

For more information, please see axaxl.com/sustainability
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