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Hoofddorp, NL

Software Engineering Internship

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.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. iptiQ embraces a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.





Our Culture


We focus on having an engineering culture where everyone's opinion matters. We work with a bleeding-edge technology stack, keeping a constant eye (even two) on best practices, writing effective and maintainable code that allows us to scale anytime, anywhere. We value the person more than anything else. We don't look for know-it-alls: we look for nice team players that are friendly and pragmatic.


About the Role


The internship position within the technology department of iptiQ focuses on one of the engineering functions of Site Reliability, Product, Test, or Data Engineering. 


During the internship, you will be an integral part of the team, taking part in the development of new features, and participating in code reviews, testing, and operational activities.


You will have the chance to learn best practices, explore new technologies, and get a grasp of our products and the world of insurance.


You can learn more below about the different functions, for which we offer internships below: 

  • Site Reliability Engineering: As a Site Reliability Engineer you will be responsible for enabling developers securely develop, deploy, monitor, and maintain their applications in different environments. You will also develop the necessary tools required to enable Technology teams to follow DevOps and SRE best practices.
  • Product Engineering: As a Product Engineer you will be responsible for the development of our platform. You will be working at the core of our insurance product, writing the business logic that serves our customers, and taking an idea all the way to our production systems.
  • Test Engineering: As a Test Engineer you will be responsible to help teams deliver high-quality software with high frequency. You will contribute to the development of new features, test automation (frameworks), and process improvements.
  • Data Engineering: As a Data Engineer intern you will be responsible for the ingestion and processing of data onto our Data Platform, the creation, and maintenance of data models, the implementation of measures for Data Quality Monitoring as well as taking part in some of our reporting and data integration activities.


The internship is for a period of 6 months.


About You


  • Currently enrolled in or just graduated with a STEM degree such as Computer Science, Engineering, ...

  • Programming skills, e.g. in Java, Kotlin, Python, Go, Javascript, ... 

  • Strong communication and analytical skills

  • A can-do attitude and willingness to learn


What we offer


As a scale-up embedded within an organization known for its high-caliber talent, we offer a supportive environment, in which you can learn about working in technology and insurance. You will work on actual problems and receive guidance and support from experienced engineers. Additionally, we can provide an internship allowance of up to €1000 per month.


Our recruiting process:


For this position, you can generally expect a hiring process similar to the following one:

  • Qualified candidates receive feedback concerning their application from our Recruiting team. You will be evaluated on educational credentials, open-source contributions, personal projects, etc..)

  • A HackerRank exercise and a take-home exercise, which will be reviewed by our engineering team.

  • A technical interview (remote): covering technical, business, and attitude topics. 

Reference Code: 114592 


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