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Hoofddorp, NL

Front-End Software Engineer


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


As a Senior Frontend Software Engineer, you will have an unusual and great opportunity to join us: a diverse and motivated team, committed to delivering value and creative services together with our clients and partners in the primary insurance space.




You will work closely in a stream-aligned team to shape the technology platform that fulfill our business and product vision, and ultimately bring value to our customers and partners by redefining the traditional insurance proposition.


This will require tackling complex problems within business logic intense distributed applications by designing, implementing and testing simple, scalable and reliable solutions and engaging customer experiences. This will include:



  • Provide Frontend leadership in a small team, identifying appropriate technologies and approaches, instill best practices and patterns in the team, and mentor other team members.
  • Work with the Product Owner and the rest of the development team to figure out what product functionality makes sense to build in order to meet business needs  
  • Design and implement new features and/or components within our platform in an iterative approach
  • Deliver high-quality code, focusing on simplicity, performance, maintainability and scalability
  • Part take in end-to-end responsibility on the applications implemented, including monitoring, identifying issues or bottlenecks and delivering improvements of the platform
  • Optimize applications and components to maximize speed and efficiency, ease of development of new features and the ability to scale business processes
  • Build common libraries and frameworks demonstrated across the platform to streamline development of complex applications


About you


  • You are a senior software professional, with experience as a Senior or Lead Frontend Developer.
  • You have 6+ years hands-on experience in JavaScript/TypeScript … and in-depth knowledge of HTML5/CSS3
  • Track record of developing high-quality, slick responsive UI applications using modern JavaScript tools and the latest design principles on modular, component based architectures. You have experience with modern frameworks (React, Angular, Ember …), CSS pre-processing (Sass, Less), Server-Sent events and WebSockets
  • You understand the necessity of Automated Testing and how the Test Pyramid applies to Frontend Development. You practice TDD when possible.
  • You understand the value of Continuous Integration and Delivery, working in small independent increments
  • You carefully evaluate design trade-offs and strive for simple, elegant, algorithmically efficient solutions
  • Your code is easy to read, test and re-use and you constantly improve quality over time
  • You understand business and performance metrics, how to collect and use them to continuously improve the product, performance, scalability and efficiency (using A/B testing)
  • Great teammate: you collaborate effectively with team members, express technical leadership supporting your views and ideas while keeping open to different opinions, being brave and always supplying to the overall growth of the team
  • Strong understanding of agile ways of working, both from a fundamental standpoint, as well as when applied via specific frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban …
  • Continuous learner who stays up-to-date with the latest trends and can vet with pragmatism and long term vision the adoption of new technologies
  • Master’s or PhD degree in computer science, engineering or equivalent working experience
  • 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, meaningful environment with a genuine work-life balance and more.

Do you love thinking ahead and identifying new opportunities or anticipate future challenges? Do you like driving complex, cross-functional projects following agile principles and pragmatism? Do you enjoy pushing borders and have a passion for the latest technologies?

That was a lot! Still interested? Now, that’s the spirit we’re looking for! Go ahead and apply today.


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, veteran status, or disability status.

We provide feedback to all candidates via email. If you have not heard back from us, please check your spam folder.



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