Software Engineer iptiQ EMEA L&H

Place of work
Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava
Contract type
Wage (gross)
From 1 700 EUR/month

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

You will join a team of software engineers for the technology platform within the iptiQ EMEA Technology & Operations department. This is a rare opportunity to join a new business unit within an established company; combining the dynamic spirit of a startup with the backing of Swiss Re's strong organisation.

As a software engineer, you will work closely in multi-functional teams to shape the technology platform that fulfill our business and product vision and ultimately bring value to our customers and partners by disrupting the traditional insurance proposition. This will require seeking complex problems within a distributed infrastructure by designing, implementing and testing simple, scalable, reliable and configurable solutions.

Your responsibilities include:
- Design and implement new features and/or components within our platform and develop prototypes quickly to allow an iterative approach
- Deliver high-quality code, focusing on simplicity, performance, maintainability and scalability
- Optimise applications and components to maximize configurability, speed and efficiency, ease of development of new features and the ability to scale business processes
- Create common libraries and frameworks demonstrated across the platform to streamline development of complex applications
- End-to-end responsibility on the applications implemented, including automated testing, monitoring, identifying issues or bottlenecks and delivering improvements of the platform

We are looking forward to working with you as a software engineer.

You will report directly to the Head of Digital Innovation of iptiQ EMEA.

About the Team
iptiQ is a unit within the newly built Swiss Re Life Capital; established to deliver white-label life insurance solutions to be sold through partners, directly to consumers. iptiQ is young, motivated and technology driven team, organised to provide creative solutions for life insurance distributors across Europe that engage with consumers in non-traditional ways. Through our strong operational infrastructure, creative thinking, insurance know-how and ecommerce competences we want to drive the digitalization of the life insurance business in Europe.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

The position is suitable for a fresh graduate


Personality requirements and skills

- Proven software development capabilities, i.e. 5+ years hands-on experience as a full-stack developer.
- Experienced in the following languages and frameworks:
Mandatory: Enterprise Java
Desirable: JavaScript, TypeScript, Docker, React
Optional: Camunda, Kafka, RestAssured, WireMock, OpenShift, AWS
- Experience with high-traffic micro services architectures and best practices around designing, scaling and monitoring concurrent systems (using different technologies and preferably RESTful APIs and message passing protocols)
- You carefully evaluate design trade-offs and strive for simple, elegant, algorithmically efficient solutions
- Your code is easy to read, test and re-use and you constantly improve quality over time
- You understand performance metrics, how to collect and use them to continuously improve performance, scalability and efficiency
- Experience in the design of data-models for relational and NoSQL data stores
- Experience in test-drive-development (TDD) and in the automated testing of APIs and user interfaces

About you:
- Great team player: you collaborate effectively with team members, express technical leadership supporting your views and ideas while keeping open to different opinions, being fearless and always supplying to the overall growth of the team
- Open to pair programming and XP techniques
- Continuous learner who stays up-to-date with the latest trends and carefully vet with proper pragmatism and long-term vision the adoption of new technologies
- Master’s degree in computer science, engineering or equivalent working experience
- Ability to speak and write English fluently

*We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.

We provide feedback to all candidates via email. If you have not heard back from us, please check your spam folder.


Brief description of the company

As the world 's leading reinsurance company, Swiss Reinsurance Company, based in Zurich, Switzerland, we specialize in covering concepts in capital and risk management.
We combine financial strength with experience, knowledge and creative thought to exploit new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders. Opportunities for you. Opportunities for us.

Number of employees

1700 and more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Business Services (Slovakia) s.r.o.
Mlynske Nivy 12
821 08 Bratislava
Learn more about working in Swiss Re Slovakia.


Contact person: Maria Pollakova

ID: 2503425  Dátum zverejnenia: 22.7.2020  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 1 700 EUR/month