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Hoofddorp, NL

Software Engineer, Data Platform


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

Glad you’re interested! We’re looking for a determined data engineer to help craft our digital solutions and change the way insurance is bought online. No more insurance talk that only a lawyer understands, we’re here to make a difference!


You would be part of the data engineering team, designing and improving our big-data infrastructure in the cloud (Amazon AWS). Will also work closely with other data engineers to expand existing large-scale data systems or implementing new ones to support evolving data models.


At the same time delivering high-quality code and solutions, alongside Site Reliability Engineers, to improve data delivery and fault-tolerance. Last but not least end-to-end responsibility on running the data platform, alongside data and SRE teams, supervising metrics around availability, performance and data delivery.

This is what we will look for

  • 4+ years of hands-on experience in delivering highly distributed, large scale data platforms,
  • Experience in software engineering in any modern language (Python, Java, Scala, Kotlin …) or equivalent,
  • Strong experience with SQL/NoSQL datastores, time series DBs and other distributed system,
  • You have experience with applications containerization/orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes, Istio), configuration management (Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Puppet),
  • Analytical approach and structured problem-solving approach and willingness to work with individuals in different time zones and cultures, and familiarity with a fast-paced startup environment,
  • Ability to speak and write English fluently

What we offer

We're a start-up embedded within an organization known for its high-caliber talent and excellent benefits. So, you get the best of both worlds - a fast paced, ambitious environment with a genuine work-life balance and more.


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

Our recruiting process

For this position you can generally expect a hiring process similar to the following one (based on location and availability the process can be slightly modified):


  • Qualified candidates receive feedback concerning their application from our Recruiting team
  • Based on role and experience, solve a coding exercise reviewed by our engineering team
  • Phone technical interview: technical topics and usually a coding exercise
  • Onsite coding interview: a coding exercise to solve together pairing with our engineers in your favorite programming language
  • Onsite technical interview: conversation about technical topics, experiences and analyzing possible production scenarios

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