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Boston, MA, US

Functional Architect


About iptiQ

iptiQ is a risk tech start-up within Swiss Re Group. Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

iptiQ provides digital, bespoke and transparent L&H and P&C protection products in a B2B2C manner. Founded in 2014, we're transforming the way consumers buy insurance with a unique digital insurance engine which incorporates the latest technology with world-class underwriting capabilities. We build strong partnerships to sell insurance via trusted brands.

iptiQ offers a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the role


Opportunity to support an exciting and challenging technology platform within a fast-pasted growing organization.  Do you have experience in the Functional Architect role and its criticality to the delivery of business outcomes?  Do you enjoy creating the connectivity between business and technology through a well-defined entity relationship modelling? Do you continuously look for ways to be better every day? Are you motivated by the passion to deliver innovative and cutting-edge solutions that will be the market differentiator for the business?


About the team


We are a fast-growing unit, established to deliver innovative protection solutions sold directly to consumers through a wide set of 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



  • Understand client business process and potential constraints (budget, timeline, expertise, etc.) to define optimal and reasonable project scope and expectations
  • Lead and facilitate discovery and scoping sessions with clients including requirement definition to deliver business value
  • Define and document functional solution architecture, business entity models, present options to clients with a recommendation based on pros/cons of the impacts and high-level cost estimates
  • Incorporate past experiences, business savvy, creative and out-of-the-box thinking in designing solutions; offer multiple, potential solutions
  • Disseminate best practices on solution delivery.
  • Coordinate with Technical Architects/CTA's, integration, and data consultants, and others, as needed, for specific technical design requirements
  • Provide recommendations on third-party applications and participate in RFP evaluations of new tools and technologies
  • Own the solution and provide architectural oversight of the solution throughout the project
  • Participate in QA checkpoints during delivery to provide guidance and ensure solution aligns with original scope
  • Maintaining and coordinate communication with the client throughout each project.
  • Lead clients through defined agile delivery processes

Other Qualifications

  • Experience:
    • 8+ years' experience and an advanced understanding of entity relationship definition
    • Track record of client service delivery in client facing role – client/customer references a significant plus     
    • Experience with complex data modeling
    • Experience working in an Agile environment (ideally SAFe)
    • Experience in the insurance industry required
  • General:
    • Excellent remote communication habits and practice – i.e. phone, video, and written
    • Learner mentality - constantly seeking to build professional knowledge and experience
    • Understand and present a platform first mindset - solving problems with the least expensive and most efficient tools available, that are easily adopted and supported by clients
    • Strong track record of client service delivery
    • Technical background with knowledge of software development and web technologies
    • Strong business aptitude and ability to frame problems with a viewpoint to achieve the business goal
    • Ability to collaborate and work autonomously
    • Strong operational and problem-solving mindset, decisive with an extremely proactive and assertive attitude
    • Outstanding leadership, communication, influencing and negotiation skills


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, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, 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.

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: 101884 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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