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Boston, MA, US

Senior Software 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


iptiQ has openings for energetic software architecture professionals to join us in our Boston, MA office. We are looking for individuals with a deep understanding of technology, and experience mapping strategic business requirements into a framework that guides platform development. If you think you fit the bill, then apply now!


Key Responsibilities


  • You are self-starter, enjoy challenging problems, and continuously improving yourself and others around you by constantly challenging the status-quo
  • You will be part of a Scrum team doing full-stack design and development to deliver high quality SaaS solutions
  • You will be working with business team members to distil high level requirements
  • You will provide high level solution documents including diagrams, position documents and feature breakdowns.
  • You will deliver proof-of-concept solutions to validate the general approach.
  • You will deliver quality recommendations with minimal guidance
  • You will lead group technical design sessions along with other Sr. Engineers and Architects
  • You will engage and work with peer groups (Operations, Product, Support) to ensure that product implementation and delivered quality are high.
  • You will be an advocate for improvement in quality processes including design and platform reviews.
  • You will lead complex technical projects that represent cross-cutting, multi-vendor and/or complex business concerns.
  • You will lead research and evaluation of new technologies and patterns.


About You


  • BS in Computer Science / related field or equivalent experience.
  • 8 years of experience in an architecture related position
  • Expertise in one or more of the following languages / runtimes: Java (Preferred), Node, React, Python, or similar language.
  • Expertise with one or more of the following data storage technologies: Relational or NOSQL technology.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following: ESB/API Gateways, Workflow Engines, Rules Engines, Authentication/Authorization
  • Experience with a Scrum and Agile based environment
  • Experience with large scale system design using microservices and cloud technology
  • Experience with eliciting system requirements working alongside business owners
  • Experience with multi-vendor integration and reliability design patterns
  • Experience designing software with minimal guidance and understand when to escalate issues as appropriate.
  • Experience with containerization technologies, including: Docker, Kubernetes
  • Experience with cloud-based technologies, including: Azure, AWS


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.


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