Zurich, ZH, CH


Cloud Architect 

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.


Are you interested to take the next challenge? Are you ready to conquer new frontiers?


About the team


You are part of our Cloud enablement team. We are tasked with the goal to support the transformation of the Swiss Re IT landscape towards a modern, secure and compliant Cloud environment. We drive for a better time to market, improved cost-efficiency, increased scalability and service oriented delivery. Furthermore we seek to get access to digital markets and fast evolving digital innovation which is delivered by Cloud services. In this sense we are, together with our customers, the application owners and developers, on a Cloud transformation journey and directly link into the IT strategy.

We as a team take a comprehensive approach in facilitating the adoption of Cloud, including strategy, architecture, DevOps, service management, regulatory and compliance requirements.


About your role


Our team is on a mission to enable and facilitate the usage of Cloud services on all levels. We are therefore seeking for a hardworking Cloud/DevOps Architect with a strong "can do" attitude for problem solving in a hybrid multi-Cloud environment.

In close collaboration with your team colleagues you will drive for and build Cloud concepts, drive integration topics, consult our customers on Cloud application development or migration projects and craft integration solutions.


Your main tasks


On a typical day you might…

  • drive for, implement, integrate and operate various solutions in the Public Cloud integration context.
  • build and promote standard methodologies for Infrastructure as Code, CI/CD, security and DevOps.
  • ensure that all implementations follow Swiss Re internal quality, security and other standards.
  • build content to Cloud knowledge management, execute internal trainings and present to the developers communities.
  • define and implement security related architectures, specifically for Cloud services.
  • are exposed to open source Cloud technologies (e.g. Kubernetes, Open Stack, Cloud Foundry)
  • craft solutions in Bash, PowerShell, Python, Go, .NET or Java in co-creation with your customers and other team colleagues


About You


You have a track record in the following areas:

  • You work as a Solution Architect/Engineer for at least 5 years and have a strong full-stack Developer or Infrastructure Engineering background.
  • You bring hands-on experience with building/maintaining applications and infrastructure in at least one of the top tier Cloud ecosystems like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Alibaba Cloud or Google Cloud Platform.
  • You are familiar with cross-cutting concerns in a Cloud environment which are meaningful for a large enterprise. These are topics like networking, security, IAM, ITSM, compliance or platform operations.
  • You produce success in the area of relational database systems, NoSQL Database solutions and DevOps practices and principles.
  • You are an empathetic, communicative and positive-thinking person with a distinct delivery attitude.
  • You love to work in an empowered team where constructive debate, open communication, teamwork and performance culture are lived values.


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.




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