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Manchester, GB

Backend Software Engineer (80-100%)

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. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace 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.



About the Role


Our engineering team is growing, and we are looking for a Software Engineer in Java and Javascript backends, that will play a pivotal role in the IT delivery growth in SRI InfoTech. We promise you the freedom and space you need to be creative, show off your skills, and grow your expertise. This is a chance to become part of our growing team and apply javascript backend tech at its best to build fast, reliable, state of the art applications.


You will own the backend orchestration of SRI InfoTech solutions using technologies like nodeJS, java, other javascript backend tech as well as GraphQL/BFF. You will build a robust technical solution design for scalable applications, owning the code-base and following best coding practices. You will actively engage in driving application quality along with test automation engineers, continuously building, inspecting and shaping up the product throughout the entire lifecycle. Last but not least you will use your mentoring skills, supporting junior software engineers and sharing your knowhow with other tech-savvy team members.



We are looking for:


  • JEE or Spring

  • NodeJS and other JS backends

  • Hibernate

  • REST services

  • Databases (Oracle, PostgreSQL or similar)

  • Micro-services architecture

  • Docker/Kubernetes

  • Cloud native applications (Azure)



About the Team


Swiss Re Institute (SRI) is an important differentiating component of Swiss Re's strategy. SRI uses R&D to ensure Swiss Re's capabilities remain cutting edge, maintain underwriting excellence and incubate new business models, product and services. We create and deliver transformational R&D and robust technological capabilities to generate data-driven insights on existing and new risk pools, and the economic context within which we operate. On the other hand, we run an application portfolio for Group Management and related functions.


While most of your peers and key partners are based in Zurich, the team is composed of an international workforce based in different locations and serving a global customer basis.



What we offer


We are an innovative team that works on app solutions for the Swiss Re Institute. The Swiss Re Institute creates competitive advantage in risk knowledge and capital allocation. Through our research & development efforts, Swiss Re is recognised as the pre-eminent knowledge company in the insurance industry.


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.



Key Competencies:


Analytical: You like to analyse and solve technical challenges

Planning: You understand how to structure topics and how process tasks in manageable pieces

Team orientation: You are a good team-player

Flexibility: You can deal with changes and keep improving things through creativity and innovation


Are you looking for a new challenge? This might be your opportunity. We are looking forward to seeing you.


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Reference Code: 118512 


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