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Zurich, Zurich, CH

Expert Azure Solution 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 a sharp, ambitious and hardworking person who thrives in bringing conceptual solution architectures to life, turning designs into production and collaborating in a diverse multi-national team. This is a superb role where you can demonstrate and broaden your experience, bring forward your innovative ideas and provide crucial expertise in helping us create a new core operating platform on Microsoft Azure cloud!


In this role you need to be a key hands-on contributor. Your goal is to help us shape our target landscape, focusing on crafting paved roads in Azure to be utilised by other teams. Your designs and solution have a strong focus on maintainability, operability, efficiency and automation. You will lead the development and establishment of standards to operate the platform effectively, including key cross-cutting topics such as monitoring, security, and privacy of data. Finally, you be using and providing your deep expertise in Azure administration and our key target components like Azure Synapse Analytics (formerly Azure SQL DWH), Azure Data Lake Storage, Azure Data Factory, Azure Databricks, Azure Analysis Services, Azure Spring Cloud and Azure Database for PostgreSQL.


About the team

We are a small, dynamic and international team of experienced specialists that design, build and operate the foundation of the Group Finance landscape in collaboration with our business partners. We follow agile methodologies (daily stand-up, bi-weekly sprints, product increments) and utilise DevOps recommendations such as automation and, everything as code.


About You

You are an experienced solution engineer with a university degree (Masters preferred) in IT, engineering (or similar), that enjoys being hands-on. You have an accomplished record in leading sophisticated architecture designs and putting them into practice. You are comfortable working in multi-dimensional teams with direct involvement from business SMEs and care about security, quality, user experience, documentation, testing and team spirit. You are a superb collaborator, have solid communication skills and comfortable in presenting information to various audiences at different levels.


Finally, you possess a diverse range of skills including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Deep experience with Azure administration, Azure DevOps, Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment and in-depth knowledge on most if not all our key Azure data platforms mentioned above.
  • Practical experience in dealing with large volumes of data
  • Practical experience with infrastructure as code ideally using Terraform.
  • Data modelling experience, with SQL know-how to access and manipulate data
  • Confident handling divergent expert opinions and navigating ambiguity in case of conflicting requirements.
  • Familiarity with agile methodologies and DevOps approaches e.g. scrum, TDD & CICD.
  • Highly proficient in English
  • Prior experience in the domains of Financial Reporting, Trading, Collateral Management, Cashflow analysis is a plus
  • Practical work experience with Java and Type Script (Angular) is good to have.


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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