Bratislava, BL, SK


Application Engineer (Python) (80-100%) 

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 team

This is your opportunity to join Swiss Re Group - on of the world's leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other creative forms of insurance-based products.

With more than USD 150 billion of assets under management, Swiss Re Asset Management handles the assets generated through the core insurance and reinsurance business. With the advent of technologies such as cognitive computing, smart analytics or machine learning, we continually improve our business processes and operations.

Asset Management IT has introduced an agile operating model with a unique shared leadership concept, allowing our colleagues to become leaders from content, process or people perspective. We are using agile methodologies Scrum and Kanban, to deliver improvements to our clients focusing on high value and speed.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Our flexible working options offer you greater autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.

We are open to have this position filled as full-time or 80% part-time.

About the Role

This is a maternity cover role for an Application Engineer who will develop and support an application used by our chief investment team in their decision-making. The role contains the following responsibilities :

  • Development and support the existing front office risk reporting framework
  • Design and implementation high quality business-focused technical solutions
  • Liaise with our partners to capture requirements
  • Provide out of hours support where required

On top of this you will also have a chance to interact with multiple applications within the Asset Management landscape.

About You

Along with a creative mindset and interest in technology you meet the following :

  • A degree in a technical field or shown experience in Information Technology is required
  • You have significant working experience with Python especially asynchronous programming (asyncio, etc...)
  • You demonstrate good general Unix skills (system monitoring, ssh configuration, process control, shell scripting)
  • You are able to work with issue tracking, source control and continuous integration tools
  • You possess Good social skills with orientation on customers and flexible mindset

We would also welcome and value if you describe yourself the following statements:

  • You understand general concepts of Financial Markets and financial instruments
  • Experience with document-oriented databases, especially Mongo or Azure's Cosmos DB
  • Experience with a relational database platform and practical knowledge of SQL
  • Experience with business intelligence tools such as Business Objects and Tableau
  • Demonstrable experience in all application tiers - user interface, client / server applications, backend processing and databases
  • You can design and write effective unit and regression tests
  • Web-based application development (HTML5, Angular, GWT, Node.js, TypeScript…)
  • Experience with Web services (REST, WSDL, …)
  • Understanding of data modelling concepts
  • Experience of Excel and VBA
  • Familiarity with agile frameworks and tooling (Scrum, Kanban)

Good command of English (both verbal and written) is required

Minimum base salary for this job from 1200 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.*
*We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.
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