Head of Quality Engineering (iptiQ)

Place of work
Mlynské nivy, Bratislava
Contract type
Wage (gross)
From 2 700 EUR/monthMinimum base salary for this job is from 2 700 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. *

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

iptiQ is committed to building a new global insurance company based on modern technology so we can serve our customer better, faster and with more scale. Backed by SwissRe, one of the world largest insurance companies, we are in the processes of building the first fully global insurance platform. To safeguard our growth ambitions, global scale and quality we are looking for a head of quality to join our team. So, if cutting edge technology, a global platform, 24/7 uptime, zero-downtime deployments, multiple daily releases sound interesting to you then join our team

About the team:

Our technology team builds and operates solutions for global insurances that cross cultures, legal jurisdictions, and impacts thousands of people and businesses every day. We encourage autonomy and continuous improvements and hire people who want to work on creating never-been-done-before solutions at scale while ensuring world-class quality.

About the role:

iptiQ is looking for a highly motivated QA manager to join our technology team in the EMEA region. You will lead our effort to ensure we can deploy software frequently and safely across our multiple teams. Helping set up vision, tools and metrics to ensure that we can keep growing as a company while never losing sight of quality.
Together with our technology teams you will focus on growing and enhancing the functional, end2end and performance automation frameworks, tooling, process, and methodologies. This position will work closely with test engineers, software developers, architects and leadership to accelerate the maturity of our automation tools.
This position will report to the CTO.

Your responsibilities:

- Lead quality and test automation and improve the automated testing coverage and quality.
- Lead our quality community across the organization to implement best practices, methodologies, and tooling
- Head our effort towards our goal of daily deployments in a safe and automated manner.
- Together with architects and peers drive adoption of modern CICD practices and tooling.
- Develop metrics with business to measure quality in terms of requirements and process coverage, setting targets and drive initiatives towards these
- Educate and evangelize testing and the frameworks throughout the iptiQ Organization
- Together with business develop frameworks for verification and validation of business requirements through automated testing.
- Together with the teams develop goals, estimates and risk assessment for automation projects targets. Follow up on their implementation and report to senior management on where we are and where the teams are heading
- Support production releases and subsequent issue resolution and bring back learnings into the organization.
- Lead quality initiatives that allow us to accelerate growth through automation without scarifying quality
- Leverage your experience and expertise to continually improve our product, practice, and workplace.

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


- Passion for new technologies and automation
- BA/BS degree in CS, EE or equivalent work experience
- Expert knowledge of test automation tools, processes and methodology covering end2end quality.
- 5+ years of industry experience in software development industry with some focused on frequent software releases and test automation solutions
- 3+ years hands-on developing test solutions and framework for complex cloud solutions focused on increase rate of change, reducing maintenance cost and increasing reliability.
- Experience managing an automation or quality engineering team
- Experience working with continuous deployment and CI/CD software
- Built and supported an end-to-end test framework
- Good understanding of Quality process enforcement, continuous Integration, and Agile-centric quality practices

*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 are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.

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Brief description of the company

As the world's leading and most diversified global reinsurer, we offer as our core business financial services products that enable risk taking essential to enterprise and progress. Our company was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, and operates in more than 25 countries and provides its expertise and services to clients throughout the world. We combine financial strengths with experience, knowledge and creative thought to explore new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders.

Number of employees

1700 and more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Management AG
Mlynske Nivy 12
81109 Bratislava
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ID: 3757647  Dátum zverejnenia: 30.3.2021  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 2 700 EUR/month