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Zurich, Zurich, CH

Software Developer in Test (80-100%)

Corporate Title: Assistant Vice President 

Division: BLP-iptiQ EMEA P&C (51001587)

Department: BLPT-Technology iptiQ EMEA P&C (51001589)

Recruiter: Lukas Takac

Hiring Manager: Joost Wollingen

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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 engineer to help shape 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.


As a Software Engineer in Test (SDET), you’ll be part of a multi-disciplinary product team. Your team works on applications that are a part of our customer-facing platform. You take care of shaping the quality approach within your team. Tests need to be automated on all levels of the test automation pyramid, you coach the developers on your team to "build quality in" as part of the process. You make sure that anything that should be automated, is automated.


Together with your fellow SDET's you drive company-wide quality improvements and initiatives. You spend a percentage of your time helping set up, expand, and maintain the internal, open-source test frameworks and shared test infrastructure. You enjoy contributing improvement ideas and taking steps to implement them. Perhaps you have the perfect solution for our test data problems? Or you can help us automate the creation of ephemeral environments for short-lived feature branches in AWS? Either way, you will have a big say in the Test Engineering roadmap at iptiQ.


  • Working embedded inside a development team, on features of our insurance platform. Your primary concerns are the quality mindset of the team and to accelerate the achievement of shippable quality
  • Creating and maintaining test automation frameworks for UI, API and infrastructure tests that are seamlessly integrated into our development workflow
  • Setting up and maintaining the CI/CD pipelines in code for your team's applications
  • Sharing your knowledge on test automation and quality with our developments teams during the fortnightly Tech Forum
  • Optimizing the software development lifecycle, eliminating bottlenecks in the process anywhere between ideation and production to improve speed, efficiency, ease of development and the ability to scale business processes
  • Monitoring the software you and your team have running in production and identifying and implementing opportunities to increase observability
  • Fostering a shared understanding between business and team on the requirements of a new feature on your team's roadmap


This is what we will look for

  • Experience in working with distributed engineering teams, applying modern testing methodologies, tools, and techniques
  • You have a proven track record of delivering test automation frameworks and solutions for microservice architectures in Agile and/or DevOps working environments
  • Your software development knowledge is up to date in at least one modern programming language. If you are familiar with Java, Kotlin, Node.js, or Typescript that is a plus, as we use those primarily to build and test our platform
  • You have experience in improving the way of working for development teams, you enjoy coaching teams in creating a quality culture, making the shift-left, writing excellent test automation and applying continuous improvement
  • Your toolkit is up to date and you can use it to tackle whatever problem comes your way. Whether it's containerized workloads with Docker in AWS, git, gradle, npm, service virtualization, API testing, UI testing, E2E testing, applying BDD practices, or schemaless datastores, you have the answer or are comfortable figuring it out
  • Besides functional testing, you have some experience with non-functional testing of performance, reliability, availability, and security for distributed systems
  • Knowledge of public cloud (Amazon AWS) is a plus.
  • Standout colleague: you collaborate effectively with team members, express technical leadership supporting your views and ideas while keeping open to different opinions, being fearless and always contributing to the overall growth of the team
  • Continuous learner who stays up-to-date with the latest trends in testing & quality
  • 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, challenging 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.


Our recruiting process

After we've received your application you can expect a hiring process similar* to the following:

  • We explore the mutual fit between iptiQ and the candidate during a videoconference or phone interview. We'll tell you about iptiQ, the position and we'll discuss how your experience and ambitions would fit the role
  • In the following interview, we will go more in-depth on the technical aspects of being a Software Engineer in Test, the position and any questions you might have
  • The last stage of the recruiting process is a set of on-site interviews, during which you will be interviewed by a mix of engineering managers and developers. We'll schedule a pair programming session with one of our engineers on a test automation exercise. Additionally, you will have a "Meet-the-team"-session, to meet some of your future colleagues.

* Based on location and availability the process may be slightly modified.


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.


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