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Bangalore, KA, IN

Senior Application Engineer Back End

About Swiss Re


Swiss Re 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. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. We cover both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.



About the position

Senior Application Engineer will combine design thinking techniques, software development, business domain know how and apply agile architecture principles to build high-quality applications. You are experienced Engineer who has passion for application development, loves to analyze and tackle various technical challenges on the way. You will work with the business product owner, architecture and engineering teams to translate a business need into a robust and integrated technology solution to meet the Product vision and roadmap. You will provide your technical expertise in building micros services based application leveraging modern cloud services aligned with the technology governance standards and current methodologies for the Property & Casualty (P&C) Solutions business of Swiss Re. In this role, you will also be responsible for collaborating with global teams and external partners during all phases of the product development lifecycle.

Your responsibilities include:


  • Design, development and creation of proof of concept for our product application solutions.
  • Be in charge to design, maintain and extend application architectures artifacts.
  • Participate in Design & Code reviews and actively engage in Review sessions.
  • Collaborate with peers to drive the application architecture best practices leveraging the modern cloud services for our product portfolio.
  • Keep up with technology trends and identify promising new solutions that meet our requirements.
  • Provides hands-on troubleshooting and consulting for solution challenges when needed
  • Defining/improving standard methodologies for building, testing and deploying of applications


About the Team


We are the Product Architecture team for Property & Casualty (P&C) Solutions business of Swiss Re. We are responsible for establishing the product Architecture Standards, Engineering Guidelines and its Governance. Additionally, we own the Strategic Technology Roadmaps which will be evolving with the emerging trends and at the same time is aligned to needs of the P&C products and our customers. We leverage cloud native, multi-tenant architecture and Swiss Re's expansive data lake with its AI/ML & Analytical Data Models to create innovative & insightful products. We are passionate about technology and eager to learn on the go. We closely collaborate with product management, engineering teams and colleagues around the globe to share knowledge and engineer simple yet effective solutions.



Experience Required

  • University Degree in Computer Sciences or similar IT related fields
  • Experience in Cloud Application Architecture
  • 6+ years experience relevant to this position
  • 4+ years of experience in one or more of the following:
    • Programming languages and backend frameworks: Node.js, C# (.Net) and Python (added advantage)
    • OOP: Expertise in Object Oriented Programming
    • Database: MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL DB,
    • APIs: API design, development and API management on Azure
  • Experience with Front-end Web development, preferably Angular JS will be added advantage
  • Experience in developing scalable and highly available application solution leveraging cloud services like dynamic scaling, Cloudflare and caching technologies
  • Experience in one or more web/application servers such as WebLogic, Tomcat, JBoss, Internet Information Services, NGINX, Apache, etc
  • Experience in Microservices Architectures
  • Exposure in implementing feature flag approach and working on monorepo
  • Experience using integrated development environments (e.g., Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Eclipse, XCode)
  • Experience in containerization & deployment of applications using Docker and/or Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Exposure to Azure DevOps (Repo, Pipeline, CICD)
  • Experience in agile software engineering practices with strong fundamentals
  • Strong analytical skills, and address problems in a structured way, joining your own creative ideas and those of others.
  • Good communication (written, verbal, and presentation) skills
  • Proven experience in collaborating and working with global business stakeholders.
  • Ability to describe and document application architecture and processes in an easy-to-understand manner.
  • Prior experience working in an Insurtech, insurance and/or product development organization a plus



About the team


The person hired in this role will be a part of the Group Technology Services (GTS) Reinsurance team.


Swiss Re Property & Casualty's professionals provide clients with a broad range of premium products, unmatched offers and tailored solutions. Closeness to the markets and a thorough understanding of the key drivers enable us to recognize trends in the risk landscape early and develop innovative reinsurance solutions in collaboration with our clients. Our teams translate global expertise and local knowledge into tailor-made solutions for clients across the globe. Our portfolio is well positioned for future growth, backed by a highly experienced staff with strong underwriting expertise. This fact makes us a forceful partner in providing the right solutions for our treaty and facultative clients. A local market presence combined with an understanding of how external factors impact each line of business allow us to differentiate and tailor our approach for each client.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Swiss Re offers modern work models and attractive workplaces that allow all employees to adapt to changing work preferences and life phases.



Group Technology Services


Reference Code: 119905 


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