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Shanghai, 31, CN

DevOps Engineer


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

You will be the DevOps Engineer for the cloud platform within our iptiQ APAC Technology department. This position will focus on DevOps tooling setup and implementing on cloud-based platform. This is a rare opportunity to join a new business unit within an established company; combining the dynamic spirit of a start-up with the backing of Swiss Re's strong organization. You will work closely in multi-functional teams to build the tool chains that fulfil DevOps practice and product vision. This will require deep know-how and full experience of DevOps tool chains, including but not limited to End-to-End CI/CD, Automation, Project management and collaboration, Docker and Kubernetes etc., selection of proper technical stack and deployment. You have to align all practices with group standards and contribute to internal DevOps community. You will be a reliable role in the team to foster a culture of technology excellence, automation and digitization to further enable and accelerate iptiQ growth ambitions.


Conduct & Fair Customer Outcomes - Putting customers interests at the heart of how we conduct business. Demonstrated through your individual behaviors with a clear focus on treating our customers fairly and delivering the right outcomes at all stages throughout the product lifecycle.

Swiss Re Culture – Ensure you positively demonstrate and evidence the Swiss Re leadership/Personal imperatives, supporting the delivery effective behaviors. Responsibility to our clients, shareholders and employees to achieve and maintain world-class performance.

  • We are driving an agile and commercial culture to be successful in a dynamic environment

  • "Leadership from Every Seat" means every employee to act as leader and take ownership no matter where you sit in the organization.



Your responsibilities

  • Define and deploy DevOps tool chains for iptiQ APAC based on aligned roadmap and guideline

  • Drive adoption of Agile development methods and Scrum structure in team through tool chains

  • Contribute to the End-to-End CI/CD deployment and the continuous improvement of the DevOps practice

  • Ensure high degree of automation of our continuous integration & continuous development pipeline

  • Coordinate sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint review and retrospective to ensure qualified delivery on time

  • Define and deliver our IT Operations strategy and SLA in close alignment with the technology team as well as various business partners to deliver outstanding client service

  • Promote engineering excellence across the board, focusing on effective cross-function collaboration and end-to-end responsibility to ensure security, reliability, automation and maintainability of the infrastructure

  • Establish effective incident resolution and incremental adoption of fault-tolerant, self-healing solutions

  • Be able to impart technical information in a clear and concise manner

  • Facilitate Agile, DevOps process improvement, challenging existing practices and driving ideas and solutions that promote better ways of working


About you


You have a track record of being responsible for the IT Platform and Cloud Operations function

  • 3+ years of hands-on work experience in AWS, AliCloud or Azure services, DevOps, CI/CD and ITIL

  • 2+ years of hands-on experience in delivering highly distributed, high-complexity concurrent systems

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or equivalent working experience

  • Understanding of the implications and the thread-offs of different solutions with regards to performance, reliability, availability and security

  • Problem-solving mindset and collaborative approach to incidents mitigation, triage and resolution

  • Experience with cloud computing platforms (particularly AliCloud), applications containerization/ orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes), configuration management (Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Puppet) and implementing continuous development, delivery and deployment solutions (GIT, Gradle, Bazel/Pants/Buck, Jenkins, GoCD, TeamCity, Spinnaker ...) is preferred

  • Experience in CI/CD, test-drive-development (TDD) and automated testing is a must

  • Proven knowledge of Kubernetes and Terraform preferred. Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) certificate is a plus

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

  • Experience in best practices around IT security and in treatment sensitive customer data according to GDPR, CBIRC regulatory framework etc.

  • Azure DevOps platform experience is a plus.


You are:

  • Great team player: you collaborate effectively with team members, express technical leadership supporting your views and ideas while keeping open to different opinions, being fearless and always supplying to the overall growth of the team

  • Continuous learner who stays up-to-date with the latest trends and carefully vet with proper pragmatism and long-term vision the adoption of new technologies

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Chinese Mandarin is a prerequisite, and fluency in English is a must 

  • Qualified documentation and knowledge management skill

  • Ability to influence decisions in a large organization

  • You are able to work in an international environment

  • You have experience in working with high-speed and highly innovative culture


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.

Keywords: DevOps, Talent, CI/CD, K8S, FinTech, Agile 
Reference Code: 99626 


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