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Bratislava, SK


Software Engineer (Information Retrieval Solutions) 

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 and Team


The Digital and Smart Analytics Service unit supports Swiss Re's business functions in generating insight from structured and unstructured data for their business and strategic initiatives (e.g., Big Data & Smart Analytics and growth programs).


Being part of the DSA service unit, the Information Retrieval Solutions team builds and owns scalable end-to-end solutions in the area of information retrieval, text mining, big data/document analytics, and natural language processing/understanding.


The Opportunity:

Are you looking for applying your technical skills with the goal of building innovative information retrieval and big data solutions?


To extend the existing Digital and Smart Analytics Solutions team we are seeking a motivated Software Engineer, who will contribute to deliver innovative information retrieval solutions to productive environments, working in tight cooperation with peers, internal experts, and business clients to support, organize and manage various activities within the team.


Key tasks:

  • Lead small sized projects and contribute to the end to end solution implementation
  • Design a solution architecture embedded in the wider enterprise context to meet the business needs
  • Proactively identify potentials for continuous improvement of existing solutions
  • Ensure timely customer communication and coordination of follow-up activities
  • Apply and implement agile and DevOps best practices while driving the project forward
  • Build up sustainable relationships with key business and IT stakeholders in order to become a trusted partner in the field of information retrieval and big data/document analytics


About You



  • Bachelor's, Master's or PhD degree in computer science or equivalent
  • 5+ years of professional experience in software development in an enterprise environment
  • Strong technical skills on Java, Elasticsearch and ideally Python/PySpark
  • Understand complex enterprise software landscape: distributed systems, big data, security and high-traffic concepts
  • Experience in or willingness to learn leading small sized projects, including stakeholder management
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills


Behavioural Competences:

  • Team player with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural environment
  • High degree of independence and proactive working style
  • Strong commitment to quality and timely delivery



  • Understanding of (Re-) insurance and/or financial services information needs
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure/AWS cloud or similar cloud providers
  • Experience in data science including natural language processing/understanding


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, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Swiss Re offers modern work models and attractive work places that allow all employees to adapt to changing work preferences and life phases.


Minimum base salary for this job is from 1700 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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