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Bangalore, KA, IN

 

Senior Application 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.

 

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. 

 

About the role
Are you a sharp, ambitious and hardworking individual contributor wanting to play a key role in supporting the development of key financial applications? Are you looking for a superb role where you can demonstrate your skills, broaden your horizons, keep learning and bring in your innovative ideas? If yes, then join our team and be part of our exciting journey in delivering a program that will significantly improve our Treasury and Financial Closing capabilities!

In this role you will:
•    Be part of team of application engineers focusing on Finance applications, helping to embed our culture of continuous improvement and be a key person in demanding projects.  
•    Contribute to the design, implementation and maintenance of new features / components / interfaces / documentation of our platforms, ensuring the delivery of high-quality code focusing on simplicity, performance, maintainability and scalability
•    Take full life-cycle ownership of various applications and components
•    Help us appraise and then deliver new, innovative and creative ideas & technologies to evolve our platforms

 

About the team
We are a dynamic international IT team providing change and support for a suite of applications serving SwissRe's Group Finance function. The diverse set of functions and applications, operating in a landscape that never stands still, ensures that no two days are the same and offers opportunities for the keen learner to absorb and get exposed to key financial processes used throughout the world. We value agility in our approaches, stability for our platforms and a passion to learn.

The team you will join is just starting its journey to the Microsoft Azure cloud.  Azure DevOps will be used for issue tracking, source control and pipeline management.  And team members will have the opportunity to work with platforms such as the Azure App Service, Application Insights, Databricks and Delta Lake Storage.  The team has some flexibility over technology choices and by using the Azure Cloud are can to stay up-to-date with technology e.g. latest JDK versions.

 

About You
You are results driven, comfortable with meeting (sometime tight) deadlines and demonstrate a willingness to develop your skills and knowledge about the platforms on you will be working on, both the technical aspects and how they are used by our business partners. You are an energetic and inventive problem solver, yet knowing when to seek help when necessary. You enjoy working in an agile environment, have an accomplished delivery record, confident in technical conversations, are an effective communicator and fluent in English. 
Finally, you possess a diverse range of skills and experience that you wish to enlarge and improve, including (but are not limited to) the following:
•    8 years+ of professional work experience in development and support of Java applications, some of gained in a large corporation
•    Working experience with a CI/CD setup using TDD
•    Experience with Java Application Servers
•    Experience with container technologies (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes)
•    Experience with the latest Angular
•    Experience with Spring Framework
•    Relational database experience (DML, DDL, modelling, tuning), Oracle preferred
•    Experience in ETL
•    Experience in workflow orchestration and scheduling
•    Experience using JIRA / Azure DevOps
•    Shell scripting on operating systems such as Windows / Linux
•    Understanding of the key ITIL processes of incident, problem and release management 
•    Any experience in using and integrating platforms on Microsoft Azure Cloud (Data Factory, Data Bricks, Logic, Flows, Analytics, etc.) will be a plus.
•    Prior working experience in Finance gives an added advantage
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 work places that allow all employees to adapt to changing work preferences and life phases.
 


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