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Bratislava, SK

Program Manager


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


We are building up an insurance sales platform and looking for a highly motivated professional who will play a pivotal role in the IT partner onboarding team. We promise the freedom and space you need to be creative, demonstrate your skills, and grow your expertise. This is an outstanding chance to become part of our growing team and craft the future of affordable digital insurance solutions.


Your role


Our IT onboarding teams drive and deliver partner solutions based on our white-label sales platform launching them across EMEA. Each project spans multiple teams, locations and involves configuration and new feature build on our platform. As Program Manager you plan, execute, track and lead end to end solutions to ensure timely delivery of the desired business value. You coordinate and drive efforts across multiple IT teams – focused on our product and including operations, infrastructure, and all other functions vital to deliver our goals. You drive the program vision and roadmap and keep teams aligned to ensure success.


Responsibilities include:

  • Organize and lead planning activities resulting in the creation and maintenance of a program roadmap. Ensure all teams align with planning expectations.

  • Proactively navigate across stakeholder groups to establish interdependencies, identify risks and resource constraints, and eliminate significant roadblocks.

  • Lead effective project / program governance and stakeholder management, ensuring adequate understanding of timelines, resource needs, risks, impediments, and dependencies.

  • Exercise smart decision-making and effectively collaborate with team leaders to address key issues energetically and on time.

  • Develop critical metrics for the program and ensure their tracking to advise on actions.

  • Ensure regular communication with adjacent programs and teams.

  • Lead program retrospectives and commitment to improvement on a regular cadence.

  • Maintain awareness of cross program synergies and actively communicate opportunities to simplify or better align work across teams.

  • Assess current methodology, identify gaps, and continuously improve the process to support our ambitious onboarding schedule.


Required skills


  • 4+ years of successful track record in leading agile programs / projects to deliver technical solutions and achieve business results, positively impacting the customer experience.

  • Solid understanding of SDLC in the context of web applications - our teams work with GraphQL and ReactJS.

  • Demonstrable ability to develop effective, matrixed, cross-organization relationships, collaborating and communicating throughout all levels of the organization including senior leaders.

  • An inherent bias to action with strong leadership skills; self-motivated and a self-starter with a “Can do” attitude.

  • Standout colleague, energetic personality, quality minded, committed and able to work independently in a fast paced, changing environment.

  • High degree of professional confidence and credibility with effective presence, strong written and verbal communication of technical concepts and plans at all levels.

  • Sharp business and technical judgment, detail oriented yet able to always see the "big picture".

  • Strong problem-solving skills, able to prioritize among many conflicting needs, advocate a course of action, and pursue it consistently.




  • 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 (React JS, GraphQL, AWS)

  • Flexible working hours and home office

  • and more - apply to find out!


Join us


If you are ready to play a meaningful role in a cloud-based setup and see how you deliver value to our clients, this is your opportunity to demonstrate and improve your outstanding strengths, talents and skills. Apply now - we will closely review your application and get in touch to learn more about you if you're the right fit for us.


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.


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.


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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