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Chapter Lead System Engineering

Place of work
Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava
Contract type
Wage (gross)
From 3 200 EUR/monthMinimum base salary for this job from 3200 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

Are you an energetic leader who blends deep domain expertise with a passion for coaching and developing people? You will be committed to maintaining and developing your expertise to ensure you bring best practice to your role, which you will then spread through the organisation by empowering others. You will directly oversee a team of Chapter members. In addition you will assume the role of the Tech Area Lead (TAL) for the Cyber Defence Product Area. You will help the chapter members to grow and develop in their area of expertise and ensure alignment on the “how” of work they perform in Squads. The sourcing mix of externals and internals might change over time.

Your main responsibilities:
• As a Chapter Lead, you will support your (mostly external) chapter members in their growth, creating an environment that fosters continuous learning and improvement
• As the Chapter Lead of System Engineering, you also assume Technical Area Lead (TAL) responsibilities in the Product Area (PA). You define the future platform / tech stack, as well as the tech strategy of the PA.
• You contribute to goal setting and performance reviews and provide feedback to individuals supporting them on their career path.
• You will work closely with the Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Product Area Lead to ensure the squads have the support they need
• You ensure that knowledge is shared within and outside the chapter and that members support each other in growing and delivering great work
• As a Squad member you will contribute in one or more of these competencies into your assigned squad, demonstrating your mastery of the topics in your purview.

About the Team

The mission of the Product Area Cyber Defence within the CSO Organisation is to strengthen Swiss Re’s cyber excellence and resilience by offering state of the art protection of Swiss Re’s assets and industry leading detection and response capabilities for all asset types, including Business Applications, Digital Workplace, Mobile Solutions and the underlying cloud and on-prem infrastructure.

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.

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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

To succeed in this role, you possess:

Leadership & culture

• You are proven leader of people, ideally with prior line management experience and have a passion in coaching people to help them achieve their potential and to work in a strong engineering culture
• Understanding the Swiss Re scaled agile approach, the role that chapters perform and an appreciation of the other shared leadership functions is critical. You can map the Swiss Re strategy onto activities covered by this Chapter.
• Excellent networker and ability to bring people together, enjoys working with people
• You're at ease with bringing together people from different teams, backgrounds, expertise and all seniority levels to jointly create value through agile setup and ways of working.

Technical experience

• You have proven experience as technological leader having lead projects spanning multiple teams
• You have experience in IT architecture and development in an agile environment
• Your negotiation capabilities allow you to resolve trade-offs at your level without need for escalating
• You have proven analytical skills, business acumen and experience making decisions based on hard and soft data
• You have a good understanding of emerging technology trends and Cloud architecture
• You have experience in designing applications with global regulations and data protection guideline requirements

Interested in this new challenge? We are looking forward to your application!


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


Contact person: Peter Hrivnak

ID: 4192713  Dátum zverejnenia: 29.11.2021  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 3 200 EUR/month