Bratislava, SK


Senior DevOps Engineer 

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 Role

As our Senior DevOps Engineer, you will contribute to the architecture, design and development of tools and processes of our centralized CI/CD delivery platforms and our existing software development solutions (Atlassian, Microsoft and Open Source).
Your main tasks
•    Hands-on design and implementation of services to enable internal, hybrid and public cloud targeting development.
•    Lead and guide the management of these DevOps services used by the development teams while ensuring scalability and robustness.
•    Integrate various tools in the DevOps toolchain to accelerate development team's velocity while maintaining high standards for quality and consistency
•    Evangelize new technology trends and identify new opportunities to improve the efficiency.
•    Contribute to the operation and improvement of development platform services


About the Team

The Development Platform Services team delivers the "paved road" to our developers via our centralized CI/CD toolchain. We provide expert consultancy and support to address software development, high performance computational, infrastructure, platform or tooling issues. In addition, the team plays a leading role in engineering and promoting best practices as well as driving the DevOps transformation. 


About You

Ideally, you started your career as a software developer, gained exposure to developing applications using Java/JEE, Spring/Spring-Boot, .NET or another enterprise technology stack is a plus. You also have been exposed to software configuration, delivery, operation and you understand the importance and necessity of highly integrated and automated development toolset that increases developer productivity as well as agility. You are an advocate of Agile, DevOps and embrace cloud native practices.

Assumed a senior tech role, you are now looking for a job with a broad technology mix and cloud exposure (Microsoft Azure or AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Ansible, API Gateways, Grafana). You have a passion for modern software technology and the ever evolving set of best practices in software delivery. 


We offer a career path towards influential roles in Swiss Re's technology management and in our digital transforming & Cloud adoption. And we seek:

•    Hands-on & up-to date technical skills (assessed during interview process)
•    5+ years active participation in larger scale software development projects applying industry standard methodologies (such as Scrum, Kanban)
•    You have practical experience with Cloud (Microsoft Azure is preferred), IT infrastructure (Windows or Linux) and platform services as well as have knowledge of infrastructure automation, monitoring and security
•    Possess solid understanding (usage concepts and technical architecture) of the software development tool chain.
•    Strong practical experience with modern Software Development practices (DevOps, CI, CD) and concepts / new IT landscape (Containers, Infrastructure as Code, Automated Deployments, Micro services, Cloud).
•    Excellent analytical, conceptual, and problem resolution capabilities with strong communication and collaboration skills (team internal as well as towards customers and stakeholders).
•    Change embracing and forward thinking mindset with strong "customer first" attitude with an emphasis on responsibility and ownership of customer requests.
•    Willingness to travel within Europe occasionally. 


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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