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Zurich, Zurich, CH


DevOps/Infrastructure 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.

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

We are looking for DevOps/Infrastructure Engineer with developer experience to help further maturing and extending the services provided by the Infrastucture-as-a-service (IaaS) team.



  • Excellent understanding of Infrastructure as Code principles, APIs, Microservices and related (Cloud) 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
  • Good knowledge of networking for enterprise workloads in virtualized and public/private Cloud environments; Understanding of cloud networking
  • Strong security background i.e. you will be expected to take into account security implications in every task you do and every system you design.
  • 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
  • Software development background, deep understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle, tools, and practices that are required.
  • Hands on experience with automation and configuration management tools (e.g. Puppet)


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 within GTM you'll be joining a dedicated agile group focused on enabling the business IT units by providing infrastructure and platform services such as managed OS, Kubernetes, Puppet etc."


Examples of desired specific Technical skills:

  • Everything as code: infrastructure (e.g., Packer, Vagrant, Terraform) and configuration management (e.g., Puppet) scripting is your second nature
  • IaaS in Azure, hybrid cloud experience (ARM, networking, etc.)
  • Automating Azure / PowerShell, Azure Automation, PowerShell DSC
  • Securing Azure & Office 365 / Cloud App Security, Security Center
  • Fluent and multi-year hands-on experience in at least one of the following languages: PowerShell, Python, Ruby, Go
  • GIT
  • Very good experience in container ecosystem (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Experience in a (public) Cloud Platform, Azure preferred, AWS is also good
  • Knowledge in monitoring systems (e.g., ELK, Prometheus, Grafana)
  • Good knowledge in Linux especially Ubuntu and SuSE
  • Knowledge of Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment

Language Skills

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


Additional documents: Please attached in your application CV and Cover Letter (Why are you applying for this role and why do you think you are a good fit?)


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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