Catastrophe Risk Analyst / Sarasota FL

Company Description

Centauri Specialty Insurance is a growing property and casualty insurance carrier with a ton of positive energy regarding the future of our organization. Our current staff of 40 tenacious professionals work together to solve problems to create effective products that meet the needs of our policyholders. Centauri was recently named a ‘Best Company to Work’ for in Florida’ by Florida Trend Magazine and one of the “Best Companies to Work For” in Sarasota County. This position is in our new state-of-the-art building in Sarasota, Florida. 


Job Description:

The Catastrophe Risk Analyst is responsible for monitoring the catastrophe exposure for the company; supporting the rate review process; recommending appropriate changes to manage overall risk level; evaluating financial impact of alternative reinsurance structures..

Your Duties and Responsibilities include the following and other duties may be assigned.
  • Compiles and prepares monthly exposure and actuarial data from multiple sources.
  • Verifies data quality, data validity, and data completeness and recommends improvements to reduce uncertainty.
  • Assists in the calculation of both probabilistic and deterministic loss projections as needed, but not less than monthly.
  • Analyzes model generated output, including differences between multiple models and sources of uncertainty.
  • Analyzes monthly output for trends including clustering risk assessments.
  • Documents processes to ensure data integrity.
  • Prepares regular management reports, including modeling results, exposure analysis, and mapping.
  • Evaluates alternative reinsurance cessions, and retentions and models financial impact.
  • Assists in the underwriting and evaluation of certain individual risks.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Education - Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in related field of study as actuarial science, math/applied math, statistics/applied statistics, or economics.
  • Experience - Experience in catastrophe modeling within an insurance setting.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent proficiency in Excel (VBA, macros, scripts, formulas, data visualization, etc.) and Access. Knowledge of other Microsoft programs a plus.
  • Must have strong planning, analytical, decision-making and communication skills.
  • Experience with statistical analysis tools and modeling.
  • Experience working with and querying databases.
  • Strong willingness to learn new concepts and adapt to change.
  • Demonstrated ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions.
  • Advanced knowledge of data sources, tools, statistical principles and methodologies, and techniques and applications to conduct research.
  • Ability to analyze data and review moderately complex analyses from others.
  • Must have strong planning, analytical, decision-making and communication skills.
  • Solid understanding of business to improve business outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to exchange ideas and convey complex information clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop partnerships and collaborate with other business and functional areas.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands are classified as Light.
  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands; and talk or hear.
  • The employee is required to stand; walk safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaced; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must have the ability to handle stressful deadlines.
  • Must have sufficient vision to navigate required computer programs.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What We Offer You:

  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Generous health insurance package
    • 90% company paid benefit-rich health coverage
    • 100% company paid dental, vision, disability and life coverage
  • Relocation assistance
  • 401(k) with employer matching
  • Paid time off 
    • 11 holidays
    • 12 days of sick
    • 18 days of vacation
  • Corporate events
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Business casual dress code


Centauri is in beautiful Sarasota, on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Sarasota offers a variety of outdoor activities like fishing, sailing, swimming, kayaking, biking, golfing and running throughout the year. Cultural amenities with museums and art galleries and a collection of unique restaurants provide experiences to interest everyone. Sarasota offers a strong economy with great schools, a variety of churches and family friendly parks and community activities. Florida has NO State Income Tax!

Please note: Completion of a satisfactory criminal record check, education verification and reference checks are required prior to employment.


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