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Boston, MA, US

Senior Cloud Engineer


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  

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 Sr. Cloud 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  




  • Provide supervision, motivation and direction  to operational staff on day-to-day activities 

  • Be accountable for the results of a routine operation and support within a team 

  • Perform and be recognized as a technical lead for the team and his/her advice is usually required  testing Azure solutions  

  • Considered a technical lead in Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and automation solutions 

  • Ability to solve technical, business, and/or process related challenges through infrastructure-as-a-service or platform-as-a-service 

  • Advanced management and improve of Operation Management Technologies - Log Aggregation, Server Monitoring, Process Monitoring, Application Monitoring – OMS (Preferred) or Datadog 

  • Advise implementation teams, confirm solutions specifications are achieved, and communicate progress 




  • 5+ years in software development executing extremely complex IT projects 

  • 4+ years of Hands-on experience with deploying, configuring, automating and testing Azure solutions 

  • Good knowledge of Windows and Linux system administration a must. 

  • Experience in n designing automation and code & scripting in Terraform and/or python and/or bash 

  • Ability to solve technical, business, and/or process related challenges through infrastructure-as-a-service or platform-as-a-service 

  • Ability to create well-written documentation and procedures and create dashboard and reports to provide transparency and visibility for the results of the strategic initiatives 

  • Ability to guide implementation teams on best practices, verify solutions specifications are being adhered to, and communicate progress 

  • Demonstrated ability to execute tasks from start to finish with sufficient technical knowledge 

  • Work with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors as needed 


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 

  • Working and integration with technology and business teams 

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical issues 

  • 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 

  • Ability to motivate the team and resolve conflicts 






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: 103064 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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