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Hoofddorp, NL

Head Platform Engineering

About the role


Are you ready to share your knowledge and contribute to shaping a scalable, high-traffic, multi-tenant resilient platform that serves millions of users worldwide and covers the entire insurance value chain?
Are you interested in solving complex infrastructure challenges, focusing on creating tested, maintainable and effective solutions that will simplify the life of our partners?

As the Head of Platform Engineering, you will have the great opportunity to join a diverse and motivated team, while managing the entire cloud infrastructure, and contributing firsthand to overcome current and future challenges.


What we look for


  • 5+ years of engineering management experience in building, leading, and motivating platform engineering teams

  • Empathetic person, caring about individuals and setting growth paths for them

  • Experience in managing highly-available, high-traffic, and customer-facing services deployed on the cloud
  • Experience in building highly secure, reliable, and resilient systems
  • Run mission-critical services alongside product engineering teams promoting comprehensive monitoring of availability, latency, performance, and
  • core business metrics. Establish effective incident resolution and incremental adoption of fault-tolerant, self-healing solutions.
  • Great problem-solving skills
  • Team player first, a fast, continuous-learning individual with a passion for infrastructure and coding topics
  • Fluent English


What we consider a plus for this role


  • Experience in software engineering in any modern language (Python, Go, Rust, Java, Kotlin, C++, C# …)

  • Previous experience with AWS

  • Previous experience in a regulated industry


We accept people from any background and experience. We don't ask for a specific field of study or certification.


What we offer


We're a scale-up embedded within an organization known for its high-caliber talent and excellent benefits. So, you get the best of both worlds - a fastpaced, 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, veteran status, or disability status. We provide feedback to all candidates via email. Please check your spam folder if you have not heard back from us.


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.

  • Phone call with HR to know each other
  • Up to a maximum of four small (45 min each) interviews with different stakeholders, diving into technical and managerial topics.
  • Meet with the team: based on a dialogue with engineers about technical topics, experiences, and cultural fit.





About iptiQ


At iptiQ, we partner with established brands around the world to create impactful digital insurance solutions. We make it easier for consumers to buy the insurance they need from the brands they trust. We provide life and non-life insurance through our end-to-end digital platform and build multi-channel customer experiences.

What we offer our employees is outstanding. Hybrid working in offices across the world, phenomenal learning & career opportunities and a culture that encourages new perspectives to challenge conventions and come up with innovative solutions. We believe in the power of inclusion. Drawing on our employees' broad range of perspectives, life experiences and backgrounds stimulates creativity and gives us a competitive edge. iptiQ embraces a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive regardless of their age, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, physical or mental ability, or other characteristic and can be their authentic self. Ignite your curiosity to shape digital insurance.

iptiQ is part of Swiss Re, one of the world’s leading providers of re/insurance and risk transfer solutions. This means we’re backed by Swiss Re’s capital strength and more than 150 years of risk knowledge. Through our partnerships, we contribute to Swiss Re’s vision to make the world more resilient.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for special needs are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.



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