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Zurich, Zurich, CH


Azure Active Directory (AAD) Engineer (80 - 100%) 

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group 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. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.


About the Role


We are looking for Azure (Active Directory) Engineer to help further maturing and extending AAD as a/the fundamental building block of cloud identity.



Software development background, deep understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle, tools, and practices that are required.

Previous experience with and strong understanding of cloud identity principles.

Previous experience with enterprise identity tooling and processes (Sailpoint IIQ preferred).

Excellent understanding of Infrastructure as Code principles, APIs, Microservices and related paradigms (e.g. RESTful services).

Has a "doer" mentality and is easy to interact with.

Agility in terms of technologies, methodologies and working models, willingness to learn and adopt new things.

Excellent knowledge of concepts, engineering, implementation, usage and operations; able to approach topics from a holistic view.

Strong troubleshooting skills; able to analyse issues/problems, identify alternative solutions including consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations.

Strong security background, ideally security certification such as CCSP, SANS, or Microsoft.

Methodical and systematic approach towards gathering requirements, designing solutions, documentation and communication; ability to assess the marketplace (understand what is out there); ability to translate requirements into solution.



About the Team

Swiss Re Group Technology Management ("GTM") is responsible for the key platforms underpinning Swiss Re's extensive IT landscape, including server and database offerings, network and security services. Working within the Infrastructure as a Service team you'll be joining a dedicated agile working group focused exclusively on the Azure AD where we work with a diverse set of challenges and stakeholders, as well as an ever-shifting landscape of cloud identity.


Specific Technical Skills

  • Extensive skills in: Azure Active Directory / Conditional Access, Azure Applications, Azure B2B, Privileged Identity Management, Azure App Proxy.
  • Deep knowledge of Microsoft Graph API.
  • Deep understanding of modern authentication protocols: SAML/OAUTH/OIDC et al.
  • Experience with enterprise IAM tooling, governance and processes (Sailpoint IIQ preferred).
  • Monitoring solutions in Azure – Log Analytics, Azure Monitor, etc.
  • Automating Azure / PowerShell, Azure Automation
  • Securing Azure & Office 365 / Cloud App Security, Security Center
  • Office 365 general knowledge and experience
  • Fluent and multi-year hands-on experience in at least one of the following languages: PowerShell, Python, Ruby, Go
  • Source code management tools such as GIT, Azure DevOps
  • Optional/desirable: IaaS in Azure, hybrid cloud experience (ARM, networking, etc.)


Language Skills  

You are proficient in English. Speaking German is a plus.


Swiss Re is 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.


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