Armonk, NY, US


Graduate Cloud Engineer 

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.


bout the Programme


We are looking for graduates with strong interpersonal skills, who are eager to learn and broaden their knowledge and expertise. You have a Bachelor, Master or PhD degree with up to 3 years professional experience – we invite you to apply to our graduates@swissre programme 2020.


The programme offers you the chance to join the dynamic, fast-moving world of a leading risk knowledge organisation. Over an 18-month period, you’ll receive on-and-off-the-job training, including a job rotation that gives you the opportunity to work across different business units.


About the role


We offer an inspiring opportunity for a motivated individual to join an engaging interdisciplinary IT team which supports the Life & Health Business Unit. Your major task as a Cloud Engineer would be to work on private & public cloud platforms and assist global teams for successful delivery of projects.  Your focus will be on development & rollout of high quality solutions which aligns with L&H architecture & design principles


  • Be a strong software engineer exhibiting a real passion for high quality software design & development
  • Produce extensible, maintainable, high-performing, quality systems in line with IT strategy using public cloud services
  • Present and communicate design & implementation to various teams for review
  • Contribute to technical research and feasibility studies of proposed tooling and software upgrades
  • Provide application systems support to Testers and Application Support

About the team


We are looking for you as our new Cloud Engineer within the Life & Health IT Organization. The global Life & Health IT team is responsible for the design, architecture and engineering of all IT solutions within the Life & Health Reinsurance domain. You should have a passion for technology and enjoy realizing new solutions. You will work with colleagues from various regions who have world-class experience and deep understanding of the (L&H) reinsurance business. In this role, you will be part of a diverse team within the larger Life & Health IT organization, and you will work closely with many business units and projects which will allow you to actively learn and grow within the organization.

About You

  • Successfully completed university degree, preferably in _Computer Science_ or equivalent
  • Strong interest in/motivation to learn about insurance/reinsurance
  • Strong background in Computer science fundamentals, Exposure to cloud computing, good programming exposure
  • Approaches problems with curiosity and open-mindedness, is a fast learner
  • Innovative, showing a high degree of own initiative
  • Team-player, willingness to contribute actively to the overall team spirit
  • Ability and enthusiasm to work in a global and multicultural environment
  • Aptitude to express him-/herself effectively in one-on-one conversations and small groups
  • Mature & self-confident; Able to work with clients, business partners or senior colleagues
  • Capacity to readily adapt to a changing and dynamic environment
  • Proven expertise to work independently and proactively
  • Strong analytical skills and can focus on details without losing track of the bigger picture
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills





Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City