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Frontend engineer - tech lead, React

Place of work
Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava
Contract type
Wage (gross)
From 2 500 EUR/monthThe minimum gross monthly base salary for this role is 2500 EUR full time. Our final offer to you will be set up fairly, considering the skills and experience that you bring to the Swiss Re Group. You can look forward to extra rewards and benefits including an attractive performance-based bonus.

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Our engineering team is growing, and we are looking for a Lead Software Engineer in ReactJS who will play a key role in the IT delivery growth in iptiQ. We promise you the freedom and space you need to be creative, show off your skills, and grow your expertise. This is an outstanding chance to become part of our growing team and apply React at its best to build big, fast web applications.

About the Role

You build the frontend orchestration of the journeys for our clients as part of an agile team. You lead the solution design and development workstream, coach junior colleagues, foster technical expertise and best practices. With each web-based application project for our partners, you contribute to building up our functional component library, engage in solution design and enforce a robust code review/testing strategy, continually improving the software delivery lifecycle.

We are embracing new technologies in a quickly growing young domain - with passion for crafting re-usable React components, you will help build up and use iptiQ's component library for our client frontend implementations.

Technologies like ReactJS, Redux, MaterialUI, JSS, AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, GraphQL and BFF are your daily companions. You build robust solution design for scalable web applications, owning the code-base and following the best coding practices. You actively engage in driving application quality along with our test automation engineers, continuously building, inspecting and shaping the product throughout the entire process. You polish your mentoring skills by supporting more junior software engineers and sharing your knowhow. Last but not least - you don't miss an opportunity to continuously sharpen your coding practices!

The company

Our tech team works with the latest enterprise technology and tools, pushing the boundaries with every new project. We’re the software engineering engine behind a fast-growing risk-tech start-up that helps millions of end users access affordable and easy to buy life insurance.

Information about the selection process

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.

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

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

Required skills

5+ years of experience working in agile digital product development environment, e.g. web/mobile application products

Proven knowledge and 3+ years of practical experience in ReactJS, Redux, GraphQL and Javascript front-end frameworks, ideally with focus on re-usable component build.

Good sense of styling principles and experience with either CSS/SCSS, JSS, HTML or styled components.

Addict of high coding standards, comfortable with using unit testing frameworks (React Testing Library, Enzym & Jest).

General familiarity with microservice architecture, solution design, and overall development process and quality assurance.

Proficient English skills both spoken and written.

Nice to have:

Experience in tech lead role

University degree in computer science, engineering, information technology, mathematics or similar

Familiarity with Node.js

Understanding of all application tiers - user interface, client / server integrations, also experience with GitLab, CI/CD pipeline using technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.

Experience with authentication principles such as OAuth2.

Experience with test-driven-development.


International environment - you will work in English within dedicated teams in Bratislava, together with colleagues across Europe (Zurich, London, Munich, etc).

Space for professional growth incl. e.g. leadership and language trainings

Work with modern technology

Flexible working hours and home office

and more - apply to find out!

Join us

Are you ready to play a meaningful role in a cloud-based setup and build exciting applications? Apply now - we will closely review your application and see if you're the right fit for us. If so, we will get in touch to learn more about you.


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
821 08 Bratislava
Learn more about working in Swiss Re Slovakia.


Kontaktná osoba: Magdalena Lendvorska

ID: 4105254  Dátum zverejnenia: 19.10.2021  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 2 500 EUR/month