DevOps Lead - Digital Platform

Place of work
Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava
Contract type
Wage (gross)
From 1 700 EUR/monthMinimum base salary for this job from 1700 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

This role is a key position within a newly built team responsible for the developing and supporting a digital platform across iptiQ. It will play an important role in helping to foster a culture of technology excellence, automation, digitisation and better exploitation of data to further enable and accelerate iptiQ's growth ambitions. We are looking for a hands-on DevOps Lead with strong tech experience that can play an important role leading the design and development of platform and related CI/CD pipelines and practices within engineering teams in line with agile working practices, as well as enabling adoption of DevOps culture for iptiQ and its operating entities.

Role Accountabilities

• To support OE's in realizing the benefits of the Platform through effective, agile DevOps and CI/CD practices
• To define, promote and implement technology best practice within the Platform team and promote the same more widely across iptiQ
• To drive a step-change in iptiQ's ability to change at pace through deployment automation, improved delivery frameworks and release management practices that are automated, scalable, flexible and compliant

Key Responsibilities
• To ensure iptiQ's evolving AWS cloud infrastructure delivers maximum business value by designing and implementing improvements to its support for the digital platform and related containerized applications, databases and other services
• To lead and facilitate a DevOps 'Community of Practice', ensuring development and infrastructure backlogs, standards, artefacts and guidelines include DevOps principles, as well as driving ideas and solutions that promote better ways of working
• To participate in architecture decisions and provide design guidance for current and future projects related to our Digital Platform and cloud infrastructure
• Provide internal and external 3rd level support related to infrastructure, Kubernetes, pipeline and monitoring aspects of the Digital Platform
• Become a subject matter expert on various topics, define processes and provide training and documentation for your colleagues
• Cooperate with different teams on IT project delivery by providing guidance, feedback and work on actual implementations of infrastructure and security requirements
• To foster understanding and support for DevOps practices amongst key stakeholders
• To take a keen interest in emerging and new technology and its potential application in iptiQ
• To be aware of and able to innovatively respond to the compliance, risk and regulatory controls

About the Team
iptiQ opens up attractive new risk pools through insuretech operating entities (OEs) within the primary insurance). As wholly owned businesses of Swiss Re, our shared mission is to help close the protection gap in the market and provide digital insurance solutions, primary insurance knowledge, new tools, and insights that will help reach new markets and offer new products.

As part of iptiQ, the Platform Team collaborates with the iptiQ OEs to support them in achieving their commercial goals by delivering innovative and effective digital capability for their distribution partners.

Information about the selection process

*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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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)

Personality requirements and skills

• University degree (Master's equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics.
Professional Experience
• 5+ years of broad engineering experience, including CI/CD model, DevOps and Agile
• Hands-on working experience of DevOps tools such as GIT, SVN, Maven, Jenkins, Ansible, Terraform, Chef, Puppet SonarQube, java, javascript, .NET, data streaming, MQ, SQL, NoSQL, TypeScript, Docker, React, Kafka, Test automation tooling, CI/CD pipeline tools, AWS, Azure and GCP
• Proven hands on experience with managing infrastructure in public cloud environments (Compute, Storage, Management Tools) from providers such as AWS and Azure
• Previous experience with automation, configuration management, and infrastructure provisioning tools (such as Ansible, Puppet, Terraform, CloudFormation, Jenkins, Gitlab…)
• You have knowledge of technologies related to containerization (Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift…)
• You have practical knowledge of programming/scripting languages (e.g. java, javascript)
• Awareness of IT security topics and trends, vulnerabilities and their remediation
• A team player, able to work in an environment of high levels of change and complexity
• You work well under pressure and on multiple and conflicting priorities
• Knowledge of system/application monitoring practices and solutions such as AppDynamics, NewRelic or cloud provider-based services is desirable
• Experience mentoring/training the engineering community on complex technical issues
• Insurance or Financial services experience desirable
• Excellent communication and presentation skills

Leadership Qualities
• Ability to coach and bring the team together in implementing new ideas
• Communicates with impact, negotiates skilfully in demanding situations and effectively influences across the tech and wider business stakeholder community
• Thinks practically in defining solutions balancing business needs with technical
• Establishes, maintains and develops strong relationship within the OEs tech teams

Soft Skills
• Effectively navigate in ambiguity, shaping up new initiatives working with the senior tech team members
• Applying the nuances of influencing based on the situation, knowing when to push and when to ease
• Effectively presents and facilitates in front of large groups
• Good listener but can speak up if and when required
• Actively network and build bridges across teams with different cultures and working environments
• Results-oriented and ambitious with a positive attitude
• Ability to operate in a team in a rapidly-changing primary insurance environment
• Highly proactive, and motivated with a positive can-do attitude
• Willingness to work "virtually" and travel to other sites


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, org. zložka
Mlynske Nivy 12
821 08 Bratislava
Learn more about working in Swiss Re Slovakia.


Kontaktná osoba: Filip Graus

ID: 4014202  Dátum zverejnenia: 23.12.2020  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 1 700 EUR/month