Armonk, NY, US

Lead Cloud Engineer

About the Role

Are you someone who believes that speed is extremely important to maintain market parity? Do you continuously look for ways to be better every day? Do you believe in automation and driven to ensure system availability, security, stability and scalability. Are you motivated by the passion to deliver innovative and leading-edge solutions that will be the market differentiator for the business?


As a Lead DevOps Engineer for iptiQ Americas, you will be reporting to the Head of Cloud Infrastructure and will be working on several of the key technology initiatives leveraging cutting edge data, cloud, automation and integration technologies. You will be working with some of the brightest and smartest people who are set to change the insurance industry.


Working within the CTO organization, you will build and support cloud-based solutions, improving practices working with a revolutionary technology stack. You will be part of the team responsible to automate away any manual or inefficient process when managing our cloud infrastructure and develop small code and scripts to prevent or minimize the impact of incidents, making our infrastructure more scalable and resilient. In this position, you will partner with vendors and architects on solution frameworks and perform cloud automation and strategic improvements of multiple systems across environments maintaining desired security levels for services in the cloud.


About the team

We are a fast-growing unit, established to deliver innovative protection solutions sold directly to consumers through a wide distribution channels. Our team delivers the coordination, infrastructure and competencies that are key to driving forward this new business, working closely with our partners and clients.


Our mission is to reduce the protection gap by simplifying life insurance and making it more accessible to people. Our motto is to "provide protection solutions as they should be". This means delivering solutions consumers feel good about buying and we feel good about selling. 


Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees and customer experience. Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best in white label insurance products in the world.


About You


  • Design and architect AWS and network infrastructure to accommodate application needs and scale
  • Perform and lead CI/CD, pipeline management, containerization and infrastructure deployment, setting guidelines and bringing best practices to the organization
  • Perform operations of cloud-based solutions for network services, tools, systems observability and day-to-day activities
  • Using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and lead automation solutions and continuously improve processes and service operations.
  • Be responsible for all Cloud Infrastructure and DevOps processes, pipelines and deployments
  • Manage and improve Operation Management Technologies - Log aggregation, server Monitoring, process and performance monitoring, application E2E Monitoring
  • Implement incident handling and establish runbooks
  • Solve technical, business, and/or process related challenges through infrastructure-as-a-service or platform-as-a-service
  • Evaluate new tools and technologies for enhancing processes and provide technical vision and roadmaps
  • Work with vendors and contractors as needed



  • 6+ years of Hands-on experience with deploying, configuring, automating and testing Cloud solutions
  • 6+ years in software development executing extremely complex IT projects
  • Hands-on experience with AWS products, Terraform, and CI/CD workflows.
  • Experience with cloud-based technologies, including: AWS(Must), Azure
  • Experience with server less computing like AWS Lambda and AWS Fargate
  • Experience with containerization technologies, including: Docker, Kubernetes
  • Experience with centralized logging and metrics collection systems.
  • Expertise in CI/CD tools like GitHub Actions, CircleCI is a plus
  • Experience in Terraform(Must), Ansible, Logstash
  • Minimum 2 years' experience with a Scrum and Agile based environment
  • Advanced knowledge of Windows and Linux system administration
  • Good Understanding of SDLC practices, and defect management
  • Ability to create well-written documentation and procedures, create dashboards/reports to provide transparency and visibility for the results of strategic initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to execute tasks from start to finish with sufficient technical knowledge


Other Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science / Math or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in the insurance industry (life) is a plus
  • Information and Cloud Security experience is a plus
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations
  • Ability to work under high pressure and handle multiple priorities
  • Demonstrate ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical issues


For Armonk the estimated base salary range for this position is $120,000 to $192,000. The specific salary offered for this or any given role will take into account a number of factors including but not limited to job location, scope of role, qualifications, complexity/specialization/scarcity of talent, experience, education, and employer budget.  At Swiss Re, we take a "total compensation approach" when making compensation decisions. This means that we consider all components of compensation in their totality (such as base pay, short-and long-term incentives, and benefits offered), in setting individual compensation.


About iptiQ


At iptiQ, we partner with established brands around the world to create impactful digital insurance solutions. We make it easier for consumers to buy the insurance they need from the brands they trust. We provide life and non-life insurance through our end-to-end digital platform and build multi-channel customer experiences.

What we offer our employees is outstanding. Hybrid working in offices across the world, phenomenal learning & career opportunities and a culture that encourages new perspectives to challenge conventions and come up with innovative solutions. We believe in the power of inclusion and a work environment where everyone can be their authentic self. Drawing on our employees' broad range of perspectives, life experiences and backgrounds, stimulates creativity and gives us a competitive edge. Ignite your curiosity to shape digital insurance.

Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, pregnancy, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

iptiQ is part of Swiss Re, one of the world’s leading providers of re/insurance and risk transfer solutions. This means we’re backed by Swiss Re’s capital strength and more than 150 years of risk knowledge. Through our partnerships, we contribute to Swiss Re’s vision to make the world more resilient.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.



Reference Code: 126853 


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

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