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Bratislava, SK

Frontend engineer - tech lead, React


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?


Who are we looking for


Our engineering team is growing, and we are looking for a Lead Software Engineer in ReactJS who will play a key role in the IT delivery growth in iptiQ. We promise you the freedom and space you need to be creative, show off your skills, and grow your expertise. This is an outstanding chance to become part of our growing team and apply React at its best to build big, fast web applications.


About the Role


You build the frontend orchestration of the journeys for our clients as part of an agile team. You lead the solution design and development workstream, coach junior colleagues, foster technical expertise and best practices. With each web-based application project for our partners, you contribute to building up our functional component library, engage in solution design and enforce a robust code review/testing strategy, continually improving the software delivery lifecycle. We are embracing new technologies in a quickly growing young domain - with passion for crafting re-usable React components, you will help build up and use iptiQ's component library for our client frontend implementations.


Technologies like ReactJS, Redux, MaterialUI, JSS, AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, GraphQL and BFF are your daily companions. You build robust solution design for scalable web applications, owning the code-base and following the best coding practices. You actively engage in driving application quality along with our test automation engineers, continuously building, inspecting and shaping the product throughout the entire process. You polish your mentoring skills by supporting more junior software engineers and sharing your knowhow. Last but not least - you don't miss an opportunity to continuously sharpen your coding practices!


About You


Required skills

  • 5+ years of experience working in agile digital product development environment, e.g. web/mobile application products

  • Proven knowledge and 3+ years of practical experience in ReactJS, Redux, GraphQL and Javascript front-end frameworks, ideally with focus on re-usable component build.

  • Good sense of styling principles and experience with either CSS/SCSS, JSS, HTML or styled components.

  • Addict of high coding standards, comfortable with using unit testing frameworks (React Testing Library, Enzym & Jest).

  • General familiarity with microservice architecture, solution design, and overall development process and quality assurance.

  • Proficient English skills both spoken and written.


Nice to have:

  • Experience in tech lead role

  • University degree in computer science, engineering, information technology, mathematics or similar

  • Familiarity with Node.js

  • Understanding of all application tiers - user interface, client / server integrations, also experience with GitLab, CI/CD pipeline using technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.

  • Experience with authentication principles such as OAuth2.

  • Experience with test-driven-development.



  • International environment - you will work in English within dedicated teams in Bratislava, together with colleagues across Europe (Zurich, London, Munich, etc).

  • Space for professional growth incl. e.g. leadership and language trainings

  • Work with modern technology

  • Flexible working hours and home office

  • and more - apply to find out!


Join us

Are you ready to play a meaningful role in a cloud-based setup and build exciting applications? Apply now - we will closely review your application and see if you're the right fit for us. If so, we will get in touch to learn more about you.


The company

Our tech team works with the latest enterprise technology and tools, pushing the boundaries with every new project. We’re the software engineering engine behind a fast-growing risk-tech start-up that helps millions of end users access affordable and easy to buy life insurance.


The minimum gross monthly base salary for this role is 2500 EUR full time. Our final offer to you will be set up fairly, considering the skills and experience that you bring to the Swiss Re Group. You can look forward to extra rewards and benefits including an attractive performance-based bonus.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We provide feedback to all candidates via email. If you have not heard back from us, please check your spam folder.


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