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Zurich, Zurich, CH

Expert Software 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 more than 13,000 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 software engineer who is respected by peers and leaders and thrives collaborating in a diverse multi-national team. This is a superb leadership role where you can demonstrate and broaden your experience, bring forward your innovative ideas and provide crucial expertise in leading a Team of other Software engineers. Enjoying being hands-on, you will be working throughout the entire software development lifecycle, building on and improving our suite of Applications in Treasury, focusing on maintainability, operability, efficiency and automation.


About the Team

We are a small, dynamic and international team of experienced specialists that design, build and operate the Treasury IT landscape in collaboration with our business partners. We follow agile methodologies and apply DevOps practices. We are actively focusing on the Microsoft Azure as a cloud solution for our future landscape.


About You

You are an experienced software engineer with a university degree (Masters preferred) in IT, engineering (or similar), that enjoys being hands-on. You have an accomplished record in delivering sustainable solutions and set the standard for those around you. You are comfortable working in multi-dimensional teams with direct involvement from business SMEs and care about security, quality, user experience, documentation, testing, team spirit and the big picture. Finally, you want to put clean code principles into practice on large code bases

Your core assets:

•    Strong core Java skills, including hands-on experience with the Spring Framework
•    Practical experience in building mini-services (preferably Spring Boot)
•    Competency with JavaScript / TypeScript
•    Experience building front-ends with Angular is a plus
•    Good working knowledge of data modelling and SQL
•    Practical knowledge of database technologies SQL and non-SQL
•    Experience with Cloud Computing is a plus (preferably Azure)
•    Practical experience with Test-driven development and an evangelist for it!
•    Experience with DevOps practices including CI/CD, IaC, containerization
•    Strong desire to understand and contribute to the big picture through optimization of the underlying processes
•    Demonstrable experience in leading other technicians, ideally with line management experience as well
•    Enjoy solving challenging problems, both technical and functional
•    Confident handling divergent expert opinions and navigating ambiguity in case of conflicting requirements.
•    Willingness and desire to mentor less experienced developers and build their capabilities
•    Highly proficient in English (written and verbal), German knowledge is a plus
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Prior experience in the domains of Financial Reporting, Trading, Collateral Management, Capital Markets, Treasury is strongly preferred


We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.


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