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Data anonymization expert (possibility of shortened work schedule 80% - 100%)

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd, organizačná zložka

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Bratislava, Slovak Republic (Job with occasional home office)
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 3 500 EUR/monthMinimal guaranteed bottom limit. Final salary offer depends on your experience and requirements.
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Data is at the core of our Group’s digital transformation. Our data strategy specifies the steps towards our goal of taking a leadership position in building trust in how global companies use data and technology for good.

For Zurich’s Data and Business Intelligence (hereafter referred to as DBI) department, we are looking for a hands-on professional who possesses the passion and experience to take a leading role in our architecture team as Data anonymization expert and act as a partner for the business and delivery teams, having a key role in the design and delivery of our solutions and products.

To do this we are looking for an individual with a passion for innovative technology in the data anonymization space and who wants to work with a team of talented business architects, application architects and technical architects to design and develop the next generation of our solutions and define best practices from the Enterprise Architecture frameworks until DevOps methodology adoption.

This role is available full time.

You will take a key role in our digital transformation redefining the way we work, our solutions and platforms.

As Data anonymization expert, your main responsibilities will involve:  
  • Translate technology to business users, to motivate and excite them to use and apply technology
  • Provide technical guidance and recommendations as a subject matter expert in data masking (including anonymization, pseudonymization, data obfuscation, encryption, look-up substitution, shuffling), in order to support the resolution of the most complex customer cases and develop precedents to improve customer service
  • Scout, select, develop and prioritize new innovative technologies in the area of data anonymization, such as for example real-time data anonymization or homomorphic encryption to support federated learning with AI/ML
  • Be a technical sparring partner for our data governance and compliance teams and advise on smart technical solutions to ensure compliance with privacy regulations (e.g. GDPR)
  • Drive the integration of anonymization tools and solutions to become a standard component across all of our strategic data platforms / solutions

Employee perks, benefits

Working time benefits
Personal days off, Concentrated work week, Additional vacation, Home office, Extra days off at occasion of childbirth, Sabbatical leave 

Monetary benefits
Life insurance from Zurich Austria, Compensation for salary loss during sick leave, 3rd pension pillar contribution, Risk Life Insurance, Meal contribution on top of the legally required minimum, Years of service bonus, Wedding bonus, Baby bonus

Other benefits
Edenred electronic cafeteria, Public Transport contribution, Maternity leave benefits, Company and team events

Professional Certifications, Online Education Portals, Extensive Onboarding program, Strengths based culture (GALLUP)

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

As Data anonymization expert, your skills and experience will ideally include: 
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Information Technology or related and 3+ or more years of experience in applying Data Anonymization Solutions at a Fortune 500 company with global footprint
  • International track record with local work experience in Europe and growth markets (e.g. Asia)
  • Proven experience in data anonymization functionalities of standard tools (e.g. k-anonymity or differential privacy in SQL), as well as dedicated data anonymization solutions (such as e.g. ARX, Docbyte, Amnesia).
  • Proven expertise in the following data & analytics domains: Intelligent automation, artificial intelligence and big data
  • Experience with Apache Spark, Databricks (Scala would be a plus)
  • Experience with Cloud environments is preferred
  • Knowledgeable on innovative solutions to minimize need for data anonymization by design (e.g. federated machine learning)
  • Knowledge of basic algorithms, object-oriented and functional design principles, and best practice patterns
  • Experience with REST API development, NoSQL design, RDBMS design and optimizations
  • Track record of delivering solutions using Agile methodologies and Dev Ops in complex environments
  • Experience managing distributed teams that are accountable, reliable, and performance-oriented
  • Deep appreciation for efficiency and the ability to take a pragmatic approach to product development and reliable architecture delivery
  • Creative with resources and a strategic thinker
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and appetite to learn
  • Superb interpersonal skills, outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills
Nice to have:
  • Onsite/offshore and outsourcing experience
  • Knowledge of Insurance domain 


Brief description of the company

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, and life insurance products and services in more than 215 countries and territories. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. Zurich Bratislava is a Slovakia-based Competence Center for highly specialized services in the areas of Life and non-life actuarial, risk management, business intelligence, IT application development and service management as well as insurance network. An international workforce of close to 300 colleagues is supporting Zurich’s Corporate Center and Business Units around the globe.

Number of employees

250-499 employees