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AWS Infrastructure Solutions Architect

Place of work
Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava
Contract type
Wage (gross)
From 3 200 EUR/monthThe minimum gross monthly base salary for this role is 3200 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

iptiQ is a risk tech start-up within Swiss Re Group. Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

iptiQ provides digital, bespoke and transparent L&H and P&C protection products in a B2B2C manner. Founded in 2014, we're transforming the way consumers buy insurance with a unique digital insurance engine which incorporates the latest technology with world-class underwriting capabilities. We build strong partnerships to sell insurance via trusted brands.

iptiQ offers a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?

About the Role

The AWS Infrastructure Solutions Architect provides both leadership and subject matter expertise to SRE and Development teams who are building cloud-native applications. The architect leads in the design, building, evaluation, and prototyping of the cloud-native components, providing proactive guidance and mentoring when needed. The architect also supports establishing the software engineering standards and capturing of implementation patterns across the enterprise.

Since SRE teams will rely on the AWS Architect for guidance on implementation patterns and the effective use of new AWS services as they are introduced, the candidate is expected to constantly perform research and continuing education to stay current on new AWS capabilities, and the candidate must be able to teach, guide, and mentor development teams in the appropriate, efficient, and effective use of these evolving technology tools.

Responsibilities and Duties:

•    Support the development and maintenance of the infrastructure portfolio roadmap and backlog
•    Develop solution prototypes to demonstrate suitability and interoperability of chosen components, and to establish patterns for adoption by development team members
•    In the context of solution prototypes, write high-quality, efficient code in without guidance.
•    Provide ongoing guidance and coaching to development team members
•    Provide AWS cloud-native subject-matter expertise to developers
•    Conduct code reviews and feedback on implementation patterns
•    Capture implementation patterns into development standards and architecture best practices, as needed

An example of your work or code that you could share with us on GitHub would be beneficial.

About our IT team

IT Cloud Development and Operation team is responsible for managing iptiQ's IT infrastructure and Kubernetes platform. We are responsible for building and maintaining reliable, secured and resilient infrastructure that enables us to provide best possible quality of service to our distribution partners. We are also providing support to various teams in iptiQ with matters related to IT infrastructure and related services. You would be part of the group located in Bratislava, while also cooperating with the groups in different countries around Europe.

AWS services and tools that you will need hands-on experience with to use in day-to-day activities related to research and development include:

•    Containerization (AWS EKS and Fargate)
•    Terraform, and good to have with CloudFormation Templates
•    Developer Tools (such as Ansible, GitLab, Jenkins)
•    CloudWatch and CloudTrail
•    Parameter Store
•    The full-range of AWS infrastructure components (including VPCs, Route53, APIGateway, Application Load Balancers, Security Groups)
•    Python, Bash, Java, Node Js

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)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

The ideal candidate must have 5 years of progressive experience in software development projects. Due to the technical nature of this position, the candidate will need demonstrated experience in modern programming and scripting languages that will be leveraged to complete research & development, proofs of concept, and development of architecture patterns in a complex system integration environment. 

•    Public Cloud Certification (AWS) desired. This should include foundational background coding in modern programming languages.
•    Proven experience designing distributed, failure-resistant Application architectures using Public Cloud PaaS services including Kubernetes, Machine Learning/AI, Database as Service, Serverless.
•    Detailed knowledge of Cloud integration patterns and technologies including - REST-based APIs, Asynchronous and Synchronous messaging.
•    Understanding of Cloud Security. Network concepts and tenant isolation (AWS VPC), Private endpoints, BYOK encryption at rest, Modern Identity and Access Management (SAML, OAuth, OIDC)
•    Equivalent work experience with DevSecOps technologies. Also including – CI/CD pipelines (e.g. Jenkins GitLab), software repos (e.g. Git), Infrastructure as Code Automation templates (e.g. Terraform, Cloud Formation), scripting and configuration management tools (JSON, YAML, Helm)
•    Understands the value of diversity in the workplace and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture in all aspects of working life so that people from all backgrounds receive equal treatment.


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: 4130888  Dátum zverejnenia: 4.10.2021  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 3 200 EUR/month