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Kansas City, MO, US

Lead Application Developer


Lead Application Developer 

About Swiss Re

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of our 15,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the role

As Lead Application Developer in the incubator squad you'll be part of a highly motivated tech team that is responsible for building high-quality public cloud applications, by applying agile architecture principles.


Your responsibilities include:

  • You work closely with the Product Manager, UX designer and architects to understand the problems, formulate solution proposals and evaluate the implementation effort.
  • Together with the squad you use design thinking techniques to empathize with our customers on their journey and find innovative solutions to solve their problems.
  • You implement secure, compliant and cloud native solutions, building apps that amaze customers by its simplicity.
  • You focus on developing API-centric apps, know the digital ecosystem and integrate your solution with ease with external services.
  • Under the lead and guidance of Technical Architect, you evaluate various upcoming technologies, prototyping and eventually helping draw conclusion on their applicability to our landscape.
  • Develop components that enables quality, re-usability, scalability, availability and maintainability in accordance with the overall Business Strategy and IT standards.
  • Follow design guidelines for application development.
  • Perform peer code reviews.
  • Present and communicate ideas and design to various stakeholder for review and brainstorming.
  • You embrace the DevSecOps culture, automate everything and enable continuous delivery of secure and high quality software, delivering valuable features at a very fast pace!


About the team

The International Business team has been established to build business platform for international insurance programs, that enables insurance brokers and carriers to manage and deliver structured and compliant international and cross-border programs from a single online platform, bringing simplicity and efficiency to our clients and intermediaries through innovative use of data and technology. Customers will experience products and a customer journey that is consistent, easier to understand and reliable.


To achieve this ambitious goal we are building up an incubator - a small start-up squad within the company.


About you

Are you eager to disrupt the insurance industry with us and make an impact? Do you wish to have your talent recognised and rewarded? Then join our internal start-up squad and find an encouraging environment in which we aspire to make CorSo's dream come true!


  • You have a minimum of 7 years of experience in agile software engineering
  • You're a full stack developer with a deep understanding of modern, cloud native architectures and software patterns and experienced on MS Azure's cloud offering
  • Very strong in Java and Spring (Spring Boot 2 is plus)
  • Strong in Restful service development
  • Strong understanding of reusable object oriented software design patterns.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrating a clear and articulate standard of written and verbal communication in complex environments
  • Ability to manage own workload and Self Directed.
  • Well-experienced in Agile SCRUM methodologies
  • Experience working in Java Script technology like Angular or React etc.
  • Experience working in JPA/Hibernate or other ORM technology
  • Experience working in Sql or Pl/Sql
  • Experience working in Maven or Gradle
  • Experience working in continuous integration tools like Azure Dev Ops
  • Experienced in working with a diverse multi-locational team of internal and external professionals
  • Experience working in a Cloud environment such as Cloud Foundry, Azure, or AWS is a big plus
  • Knowledge & experience of Insurance Domain/Financial industry/Finance function in other industries is a strong plus
  • Exposure to latest design methodology such as DDD (Domain Driven Design) and hands on working experience with distributed computing system using event sourcing, asynchronous messaging as communication channel is a big plus.
  • Excellent communication skills are important
  • An understanding of P&C primary insurance is a plus
  • Proficient in English



Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

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


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