Application Engineer (Python/Java) (80-100%) (Ref. No.: 84803 )

Place of work
Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava
Contract type
full-time, part-time

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

About the Role

This is a maternity cover role for an Application Engineer who will maintain and support an application used by our chief investment team in their decision-making. The role contains the following responsibilities :
- Development and support the existing front office risk reporting framework and the planned replacement
- Design and implementation high quality business-focused technical solutions
- Liaise with our partners to capture requirements
- Provide out of hours support where required

On top of this you will also have a chance to interact with multiple applications within the Asset Management landscape.

About The Team

This is your opportunity to join Swiss Re Group - on of the world's leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other creative forms of insurance-based products.
With more than USD 150 billion of assets under management, Swiss Re Asset Management handles the assets generated through the core insurance and reinsurance business. With the advent of technologies such as cognitive computing, smart analytics or machine learning, we continually improve our business processes and operations.
Asset Management IT has introduced an agile operating model with a unique shared leadership concept, allowing our colleagues to become leaders from content, process or people perspective. We are using agile methodologies Scrum and Kanban, to deliver improvements to our clients focusing on high value and speed.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Our flexible working options offer you greater autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.

We are open to have this position filled as full-time or 80% part-time.

Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards

Minimum base salary for this job from 1200 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.*

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

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

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

Along with a creative mindset and interest in technology you meet the following :

- A degree in a technical field or shown experience in Information Technology is required
- You have significant working experience with Java, JEE
- You demonstrate good general Unix skills (system monitoring, ssh configuration, process control, shell scripting)
- You can prove min. 2 years of experience with a relational database platform (preferably Oracle) and practical knowledge of SQL is required
- You are able to work with issue tracking, source control and continuous integration tools
- You possess Good social skills with orientation on customers and flexible mindset

We would also welcome and value if you describe yourself the following statements:

- Experience with business intelligence tools such as Business Objects and Tableau
- Demonstrable experience in all application tiers - user interface, client / server applications, backend processing and databases
- You can design and write effective unit and regression tests
- Python programming, especially asynchronous programming (asyncio, etc...)
- Experience with document-oriented databases, especially Mongo or Azure's Cosmos DB
- Web-based application development (HTML5, Angular, GWT, Node.js, TypeScript…)
- Experience with Web services (REST, WSDL, …)
- Understanding of data modelling concepts
- Experience of Excel and VBA
- You understand general concepts of Financial Markets and financial instruments
- Familiarity with agile frameworks and tooling (Scrum, Kanban)

Good command of English (both verbal and written) is required

*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.

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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

1000 an more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Management AG
Mlynske Nivy 12
821 08 Bratislava


Contact person: Daniela Synovcova

ID: 3651360   Dátum zverejnenia: 11.7.2019   Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny:   Minimum base salary for this job from 1200 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.*