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Bratislava, SK

Full-stack Software Engineer iptiQ EMEA L&H


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


Become a part of a growing and dynamic entrepreneurial team within the established Swiss Re Group. iptiQ is a start-up unit, established to provide innovative protection solutions to end consumers through distribution partners. We are changing the insurance sector to make it more accessible and affordable. We work with wide portfolio of insurance products and partnering with trusted brands across the EMEA to provide bespoke end-to-end digital solutions with digital delivery & cloud-based technologies. iptiQ is a start-up unit, established to provide innovative protection solutions to end consumers through distribution partners. We deliver the coordination, infrastructure and competences 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. Our motto is "now life is easier for everyone". For us this means making life insurance easier to sell, to buy and to trust. For more information about iptiQ check out our website.


As a full-stack software engineer at iptiQ you will be collaborating with a team of software engineers, business analysts, test engineers and a product owner in a multicultural environment to deliver the frontend and backend for frontend part of the journeys we build for our clients. You will lead the solution design and implementation phases creating high-level system diagrams, enforcing a robust code review/testing strategy and continually improving the project delivery lifecycle. You will work in a fast-paced environment with a quickly growing energetic domain. As we are embracing new technologies, you will have the opportunity to shape our future setup to a great extent together with our team. Next to many other Swiss Re generous benefits, you will have an opportunity to use home office, applying an 'own the way you work' principle and will benefit from technology and other education opportunities through e-learnings, trainings, etc.


In your role you will:


  • Help build up and use iptiQ's platform to implement & adapt functional requirements in close cooperation with the team.
  • Build and document solution designs and code according to agreement with the team and development standards.
  • Document code and deployed features accordingly as per internal standard methodologies
  • Provide Level 3 support including fixing bugs and defects as well as resolving technical issues experienced by users.
  • Implement and improve automated testing within the team in collaboration with test automation engineers.
  • Lead development workstream as well as junior software engineers and share/implement development best practices.
  • Collaborate within an agile team setup and continuously gain technology knowhow to help you excel.
  • Evaluate requests for functional requirements and provide effort estimates.
  • Represent iptiQ's development team in technical meetings with partners and provide technical advice in your area both to colleagues within iptiQ and to our partners' development teams.
  • Use technologies such as React, Redux, JSS, AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, GraphQL, BFF.


Join us in an energetic, motivated, multicultural & out-of-box thinking tech-savvy team, excited to deliver innovative and stable solutions in an agile way.


About You


Qualified applicants will have the following:


  • 5+ years of experience working in agile digital product development environment, e.g. web/mobile application products.
  • 5+ years of practical experience in JavaScript, React & Redux.
  • Understanding of styling principles, experience with either SCSS, JSS or styled components.
  • Have best practices for coding, unit testing framework (like Enzym & Jest), technical documentation, working with the team to continuously improve the development process - Experience in test-driven-development (TDD) is preferred.
  • Knowledge of microservice architecture and solution design, deep understanding of overall development process, including product specification, documentation and quality assurance.
  • Experience in all application tiers - user interface, client / server integrations, also experience with GitLab, CI/CD pipeline such as docker, Kubernetes.
  • Having experience in authentication principles such as OAuth2.


Nice to haves:


  • University degree in computer science, engineering, information technology or similar.
  • Experience working with Node.js or GraphQL.
  • Experience working with insurance, banking or finance related sectors is a plus, however, we are ready to share our insurance knowhow and onboard new joiners quickly.
  • Willingness to travel for company events.


Soft skills:


  • Great team player who is collaborating effectively with team members, expressing technical leadership supporting your views and ideas while keeping open to different opinions, being fearless and always supplying to the overall growth of the team.
  • Continuous learner who stays up-to-date with the latest trends and carefully vet with proper pragmatism and long-term vision adoption of new technologies.
  • High degree of flexibility, independent and proactive working style.
  • Ability to work on different initiatives based on given priorities.
  • Comfortable communicating in written and verbal English (English is the main communication language for this role).


Core values:


  • Do it, own it, love it!
  • Customer-centricity


Are you eager to deepen your experience with new technologies in a cloud-based setup and see how you deliver value to the insurance sector? We are looking forward to meeting you - apply now, and we will be in touch soon!


Minimum base salary for this job from 2300 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. 


We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.


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