Bratislava, SK


Lead Solution & Application Architect iptiQ EMEA L&H

About iptiQ

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 directly to consumers. Our team delivers 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 to people. Our motto is "now life is easier for everyone". For us this means making life insurance easier to sell, to buy and to trust.


About the Role

You will be the Lead Solution & Application Architect for the technology platform within the iptiQ EMEA Technology & Operations department. This is a rare opportunity to join a new business unit within an established company; combining the dynamic spirit of a start-up with the backing of Swiss Re's strong organisation.                    


As the Solution & Application Architect, you will work closely in multi-functional teams to shape the technology platform that fulfil our business and product vision and ultimately bring value to our customers and partners by disrupting the traditional insurance proposition. This will require solving complex problems within a distributed infrastructure by designing simple, scalable, reliable and configurable solutions. It also requires liaising with various stakeholders within and beyond iptiQ EMEA L&H to align the architecture and to ensure that it is fit for purpose.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Design new capabilities and/or components within our platform to maximize configurability, speed and efficiency and to scale business processes
  • Create artefacts including solution designs, logical designs, sequence diagrams, API interface definitions, data schemas, etc. in close collaboration with software engineers
  • Analyse and extend source code, focusing on simplicity, performance, maintainability and scalability
  • Align architecture within and beyond iptiQ EMEA L&H to take advantage of synergies and to minimize total cost of ownership
  • Shape a lean governance to align architecture and facilitate related meetings
  • Develop vision for iptiQ's architecture and give guidance to software engineers and other stakeholders
  • We are looking forward to working with you as the Lead Solution & Application Architect.
  • You will report directly to the Head of Digital Innovation of iptiQ EMEA.


About the Team

iptiQ is a unit within the newly built Swiss Re Life Capital; established to deliver white-label life insurance solutions to be sold through partners, directly to consumers. iptiQ is young, motivated and technology driven team, organised to provide creative solutions for life insurance distributors across Europe that engage with consumers in non-traditional ways. Through our strong operational infrastructure, creative thinking, insurance know-how and ecommerce competences we want to drive the digitalization of the life insurance business in Europe.


About you


  • Proven experience as a solution and application architect, i.e. 3+ years hands-on experience in solution and application architecture
  • Proven software development capabilities, i.e. 5+ years hands-on experience as a developer
  • Experienced in writing architecture-related artefacts like solution designs, sequence diagrams, API interface definitions, data schemas, etc.
  • Experience in best practices around IT security and in treatment sensitive customer data according to GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Experience in workflow management, identity management, document management, etc.
  • Experience with high-traffic micro services architectures and best practices around designing, scaling and monitoring concurrent systems
  • You carefully evaluate design trade-offs and strive for simple, elegant, algorithmically efficient solutions
  • You understand performance metrics, how to collect and use them to continuously improve performance, scalability and efficiency
  • Experience in the design of API interfaces and of data-models
  • Experience in CI/CD, test-driven-development (TDD) and automated testing


About you:

  • Great team player: you collaborate effectively with team members, express 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 the adoption of new technologies
  • Master’s degree in computer science, engineering or equivalent working experience
  • Ability to speak and write English fluently


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. 


Minimum base salary for this job from 2700 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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